ABOUT THE PROJECT
The E-Business initiative for Zambians SME is a multi-dimensional project that will result in the creation of a local and global e-commerce platform that Zambian companies can use to market and sell their goods locally and internationally. The domestic and COMESA regional platform will be operated out of Dot Com Zambia’s Lusaka and Kitwe offices, while companies will be able to utilize Dot Com Zambia’s warehouses in the UK and USA as a fulfillment center for the global platform. The initiative will touch multiple entrepreneurs and businesses so that there are economies of scale and all companies have access to training, logistics solutions, group marketing, business development support and e-commerce business platforms to market and sell their products.
The project to is being supported by Private Enterprise Programme Zambia (PEPZ), a five-year programme funded by UKaid from the British Government, that is building and strengthening the capacity of Zambian micro, small and medium enterprises in the private sector. This project will be open to people from all relevant sectors and all sizes of business who can benefit from a global e-commerce platform for their trading activities.
About Dot Com Zambia (www.dczambia.com)
Dot Com Zambia launched by Mawano Kambeu, is a technology company that specializes in e-commerce platforms and logistics for the Zambian market. The platforms include an online shopping mall, personal shopping service & technology services. Operating formally since 2009, Dot Com Zambia is establishing itself as a pioneer in the e-commerce industry in Zambia. Under Mr. Kambeu’s tenure, the company has grown from a one man self-funded $17,000 operation in 2009, to a major technology company with offices and staff in multiple countries around the world including the USA and UK. Dot Com Zambia’s vision is to become and remain a leading African e-commerce company that, through technology backed solutions, facilitates the transaction of products and services between buyers and sellers.
About the Private Enterprise Programme Zambia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Funded by UK aid, the Private Enterprise Programme Zambia (PEPZ) is a five-year programme that is building and strengthening the capacity of Zambian micro, small and medium enterprises in the private sector. PEPZ works with all types of businesses, from start-up entrepreneurs to established firms, in order help diversify the Zambian economy and to create jobs.
The PEPZ Business Development Services component aims to promote and accelerate the growth of forward-thinking small and medium sized companies by improving their access to effective business development and advisory services. They provide financial assistance to qualified providers of business development practitioners who are seeking to provide quality operational, strategic or training support to small and medium sized firms.