MINING & MINING SERVICES
Increasing the sustainable and inclusive economic impact of mining in Zambia
Commercial mining activities generate a series of economic impulses that reverberate across Society. These activities can be complemented by well designed supplier development and social investment programs implemented by the mine in partnership with local government and non-government actors.
A key challenge facing the sector is a lack of local integration as well as local community development.
Through intervention partnerships, Prospero aims to address the following sector-wide constraints:
Prospero catalyses and enhances the participation of local SMEs in the mine’s direct and indirect value chains through capacity building activities and incentivising market linkages between supplier SMEs and anchor firms with commercial opportunities.
We drive further collaboration between mining companies, SMEs and public sector players to promote equitable results for the wider economy.
We aim to address constraints more systematically to stimulate business growth through the pooling of resources of various development partners that work in the extractives sector.
Partner With Us
To achieve the specific objectives of each initiative, Prospero Zambia seeks intervention partners that include, but are not limited to:
Chambers of Mines • Mining companies • Chambers of Commerce and Industry • The Zambia Association of Manufacturers • ZCCM-IH • Association of Mining Suppliers and Contractors • Mining goods and service SMEs • Government agencies