Where We Work

IDSP operates in the following Provinces and Districts of Zambia: Lusaka (Chirundu & Chilanga), Central (Chisamba, Kabwe, Mkushi & Serenje); Copperbelt (Mufulira, Lufwanyama & Luanshya); Eastern (Lumezi & Mambwe); Luapula (Mansa); Muchinga (Mpika); North Western (Kasempa & Mwinilunga); Southern (Pemba, Namwala & Zimba); Western (Kaoma).

Core Sites

IDSP is primarily being implemented in three sites under group one.  The sites in question were selected based on irrigation potential and other technical factors and initial pre-investment activities were implemented during project preparation. These sites are Musakashi (Mufulira District, Copperbelt Province); Mwomboshi (Chisamba District, Central Province); and Lusitu (Chirundu District, Lusaka Province).

ISF Sites

IDSP approved and funded 13 sub-projects from five (5) Public Institutions, namely; Zambia National Service (ZNS), Zambia Correctional Service (ZCS), Zambia Police Service (ZPS), Zambia College of Agriculture (ZCA-Mpika), and the Zambia Center for Horticultural Training (ZCHT).

These sub-projects were ratified to enable Public Institutions to access Investment Support Funds for the acquisition of productive irrigation equipment and assets, at a total budgetary provision of US$8,910,819.25 to cover a total of 2,348 hectares once operational. 

The subprojects are 100 per cent complete in so far as supply and installation of irrigation are concerned. However, operationalization of the subproject has been slow due to the slow pace at which land clearing, levelling and ripping is being done by the grant recipients.

Institution Name

Site Name

Total Area (Ha)

Zambia National Service (ZNS)

Munsakamba (Mkushi)

280.00

Mpika

180.00

Lumezi

120.00

Total

580.00

Zambia Correctional Services (ZCS)

Mukuyu (Kabwe)

300.00

Chitwi (Luanshya)

310.00

Lubambala (Mpika)

130.00

Nansanga (Serenje)

700.00

Total

1440.00

Zambia College of Agriculture (ZCA)

Mpika

33.50

Total

33.50

Zambia Police Service (ZPS)

Shimabala

200.00

Buchetekelo

64.00

Total

264.00

Zambia Centre for Horticultural Training (ZCHT)

Chapula (Lufwanyama)

30.25

Total

30.25

Grand Total

2347.75

Remedial Works Sites

In January 2020, IDSP was given the mandate and responsibility to oversee the implementation of the remedial works on the 10 dams that were initially under the closed Water Resources Development Project (WRDP). Although the project closed, issues on social and environmental safeguards remained unresolved. The IDSP is implementing these remedial works through the contracted services of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). Implementation is being done in two phases:
  • Phase I is focused on surveillance activities including emergency preparedness; and
  • Phase II will focus on remediation of the 10 dams vis-a-vis rehabilitation of the existing dam infrastructure to ensure dam safety.

The 10 dams are located in the following Provinces and Districts of Zambia: Copperbelt Province (Lufwanyama); Eastern Province (Mambwe); Luapula Province (Mansa); North-Western Province  (Kasempa & Mwinilunga); Southern Province (Pemba, Namwala & Zimba); Western Province (Kaoma).