EAZ underscores urgency of addressing pressing economic issues ahead of Summit

 

  • There is need to navigate the economic headwinds with determination, resilience, and a shared commitment.
  • Summit agenda is meticulously crafted to cover a wide array of topics pertinent to Zambia’s economic development.
  • The Summit provides a platform to engage in robust discussions, share innovative ideas, and forge partnerships.

 

Economics Association of Zambia (EAZ) has underscored the urgency of addressing pressing economic issues, while simultaneously incorporating strategies to mitigate the impacts of climate change and effectively manage the country’s debt burdens.

Speaking at a media breakfast meeting ahead of the EAZ National Economic Summit, Association President Dr. Oswald Mungule has stressed the need to navigate the economic headwinds with determination, resilience, and a shared commitment to building a prosperous Zambia for generations to come.

Dr. Mungule indicated that the Summit which will be held in July under the theme; Navigating Zambia’s Economic Transformation: Integrating Climate Change and Debt Refinancing Headwinds; provides  a platform to engage in robust discussions, share innovative ideas, and forge partnerships that will drive sustainable economic growth, while safeguarding Zambia’s environment and fiscal stability.

“Our summit agenda is meticulously crafted to cover a wide array of topics pertinent to Zambia’s economic development. From high-level panel discussions on sustainable investment strategies to interactive workshops on innovative climate adaptation measures, we aim to foster a multi-stakeholder dialogue that generates actionable insights and concrete solutions.”

“We are poised to delve into key issues that will shape Zambia’s economic landscape for years to come. Our agenda includes insightful sessions on climate-resilient economic strategies, debt restructuring mechanisms, and opportunities for sustainable development,” Dr. Mungule indicated.

He added that the theme stresses the critical need to address the current economic challenges in a manner that recognizes the urgency of mitigating climate change impacts and navigating the complexities of debt management.

Meanwhile, Dr. Mungule unveiled  members of the EAZ Board of Trustees who include Dr. Caleb Fundanga, Ms. Claire Limbwabwa, and Ms. Katendi Nkombo.

“These esteemed individuals bring a wealth of experience and expertise to our organization, and we are confident that they will play a pivotal role in guiding our strategic initiatives.”

“Expanding the role of our Board of Trustees is a testament to our commitment to governance excellence and ensuring that the EAZ remains at the forefront of driving economic policy discourse and implementation,” he said.

Speaking earlier,  EAZ Acting Chief Executive Officer Tendai Posiana said the forthcoming National Economic Summit reflects the need to find innovative solutions to address the pressing issues which the country is currently facing.

“We have an exciting agenda ahead of us today announcing the launch of our highly anticipated summit, where we will delve deep into the complexities of navigating Zambia’s economic landscape amidst the dual challenges of climate change and debt refinancing.”

“As we embark on this journey together, let us embrace the spirit of collaboration, open dialogue, and shared responsibility. Together, we have the opportunity to shape a future where economic prosperity is inclusive, sustainable, and equitable for all Zambians,” Ms. Posiana stated.

The EAZ National Economic Summit will take place on July 25th and 26th, 2024 in Chongwe.

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