09.02.2017 – The EU-Zambia Business Club meets EU Director for Sustainable Growth and Development


Taking advantage of the presence in Zambia of the EU Director for Sustainable Growth and Development at the Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (Brussels), Mr. Roberto Ridolfi, the Club organised a meeting with him.

The Director presented the history of the EU development policy and its engagement of the private sector over time. He also highlighted the new EU initiatives targeting the EU and Zambian private sector, such as:

The European External Investment Plan (EEIP, factsheet), meant to boost EU investment in Africa and the EU Neighbourhood;

The ELECTIFI (factsheet, website)and AGRIFI (factsheet) initiatives, meant to boost investments in the energy and agricultural sectors in particular.

A frank exchange of views between the business representatives and the Director took place on issues related to the business environment in Zambia and how this fits into the development of the development programmes presented.

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