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Capacity building for Zambian businesses

Information on a range of training (or coaching) needs critical for women in business.

Businesses require proper management for them to succeed. The basic aspects of business management include planning, leading, organizing and controlling. Various organizations in Zambia provide business training to women entrepreneurs. When women have the knowledge and technical skills it is easier for them to penetrate the business environment/access markets. Provided below are links to the various trainings provided by these organizations.


angle-left Zambia Compulsory Standards Agency (ZCSA)

Zambia Compulsory Standards Agency (ZCSA)

Zambia Compulsory Standards Agency (ZCSA) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry whose mandate is to administer, maintain and ensure compliance with compulsory standards. ZCSA ensures pre-market approval of high-risk products falling within the scope of compulsory standards and conducts market surveillance for products falling within the scope of compulsory standards to monitor post-market compliance of commodities with compulsory standards.

ZCSA also educates the public on compulsory standards and provides public information for the protection of consumers on products and services which do not comply with the Act; and cooperates with ministries and other state institutions and international organizations in enforcing compulsory standards.

Training in production of high-quality goods covers;

1. Hygiene issues;
2. Product labeling; and
3. Market research.

Areas in which ZCSA delivers training

Awareness Training for Exporters
Awareness Training for Importers

Contact information

The Chief Executive Officer
Zambia Compulsory Standards Agency (ZCSA)
Plot 5032, Great North Road
Email: info@zcsa.org.zm
Tel:  +260 211 224900
Website: www.zcsa.org.zm