Why Doing Business in Zambia? Thanks to its large mineral deposits, Zambia was able to establish a flourishing economy in the mid 20th century, but was hit hard when copper prices began dropping from the 1970s onward. Economic reforms in Zambia over the last twenty years have helped this southern African country recover from this downfall and it has since seen ongoing progress. With a secure economic foundation Zambia is now in a favourable position for future economic developments. Joining this upward tendency, however, first requires an understanding and appreciation of Zambians complex culture and business etiquette.
Communicaid’s Doing Business in Zambia cultural awareness courses are ideal for businesses who wish to establish successful business relationships with Zambian counterparts. Attending a Doing Business in Zambia course will leave you with a profound understanding of Zambian business culture, working practices and communication styles to help you have a competitive edge. A Doing Business in Zambia course will also provide hands-on practical tips and business solutions to manage possible challenges and problems.
Communicaid’s Doing Business in Zambia courses will provide you with:
- An overview of the current state of affairs in Zambia and the future of its economy
- An awareness of key business values and attitudes when doing business in Zambia
- A profound understanding of Zambian working culture and business etiquette
- Tips to ensure successful business relations with your Zambian partners and clients
- Awareness for potential challenges involved in establishing or doing business in Zambia
- Practical strategies and solutions for working successfully in a Zambian business context
Who should attend
A Communicaid Doing business in Zambia course will be of benefit to you if you are:
- Experiencing the challenges of doing business in Zambia
- Considering doing business in Zambia
- Interested in establishing working relations with Zambian companies
- Employing Zambian nationals within your organisation
All our Doing Business in Zambia training courses are designed to meet the specific needs of our clients depending on their specific requirements and existing skills set. A Doing Business in Zambia course typically includes:
- An overview of Zambian culture, history, politics
- An introduction to Zambian business and economic environment
- Key business cultural values and attitudes in Zambia: hierarchy, time, relationships
- Business etiquette and working practices for doing business in Zambia
- Power and gender relations in a Zambian business context
- Management, communication and negotiation styles when doing business in Zambia
- Challenges and solutions for doing business in Zambia
Doing Business in Zambia programmes are available seven days a week, 365 days a year, either at one of our training centres in London, Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt and New York or at your offices in any location worldwide. We usually recommend a one or two day course but can also offer a more flexible format to suit your schedule.
You will receive customised materials and your Zambia cultural expert will ensure you have a balance of structured input and discussion of case studies and scenarios relevant to your own particular context.
The most appropriate training format, content and approach for your Doing Business in Zambia course will be discussed during your diagnostic consultancy.
Doing Business in Zambia Course Trainer
Your Doing Business in Zambia trainer will be assigned to you following the results of your diagnostic consultancy according to your objectives and areas of focus. Detailed below is the profile of a member of our Zambian culture training team.
AM was born in London to Angolan parents. After spending a large part of his childhood in Africa, AM completed a degree in African Studies. He then worked for five years for the United Nations on various relief projects around Africa before returning to London where he obtained a Masters degree in International Relations. In 2000 AM then became a Programme Manager for a London based Think Tank specialising in international development. His role gave him the opportunity to work on long term projects in Zambia, Angola and Zimbabwe.
AM is based in London and has worked as an advisor to the Department for International Development since 2005 but focuses most of his energy on consultancy work where he specialises in helping people build relationships with African companies.
AM’s extensive experience in Africa gives him unrivalled expertise and understanding of African business culture. AM often speaks at universities around the UK and contributes to popular journal and magazine articles on contemporary African politics and economic development.