Planning and Information Department

The Planning and Information Department is responsible for Coordinating the following: –

  1. The development, review and implementation of policies;
  2. Development and review of the Ministry’s Strategic Plan and other related development plans
  3. Preparation of the annual work plans, budget and monitor budget execution
  4. Preparation of state reports and concept papers on bilateral, regional and multilateral co-operations
  5. Preparation of quarterly/annual reports on the Ministry’s performance;
  6. Cabinet and Parliamentary business
  7. Mainstreaming of cross cutting issues such as climate change, gender and HIV/AIDS in ministerial and national programs;
  8. Program planning, monitoring and evaluation, stakeholder coordination and monitoring;
  9. Coordinating bilateral and multilateral technical cooperation agreements.
  10. Develop and maintain an integrated and comprehensive management information system.

The following are the Projects: –

  • Transforming Landscapes for Resilience and Development


  • National Designed Authority (NDA)
  • Zambia Integrated Forest Landscape Project (ZIFLP)
  • Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR)
  • Ecosystem Based Adaption Project
  • Nation Adaption Planning Project (NAPP)
  • Lake Tanganyika Development Project (LTDP)
  • GEF Sustainable Luangwa


Transforming Landscapes for Resilience and Development (TRALARD)

To improve natural resource management in selected districts to support sustainable livelihoods, and in the event of an eligible crisis or emergency, to provide immediate and effective response to the eligible crisis or emergency.


National Designed Authority (NDA)

Provides an efficient and transparent link between Zambia and the Green Climate Fund (GCF), communicate the strategic oversight of GCF’s activities at country level, and communicate and promote country priorities as reflected in National Development Plans.

Zambia Integrated Forest Landscape Project (ZIFLP)

The project aims to provide support to rural communities in the Eastern Province (EP) to allow them to better manage the resources of their landscapes so as to reduce deforestation and unsustainable agricultural expansion; enhance benefits they receive from forestry, agriculture, and wildlife; and reduce their vulnerability to climate change.


Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR)


he development objective of the PPCR Project is aimed at strengthening Zambia’s institutional framework for climate resilience and improve the adaptive capacity of vulnerable communities in the Barotse and Kafue sub-basins.

Objectives of the project interventions:

  1. Integrate EbA into wetland and forest restoration and management in Zambia;
  2. Reduce vulnerability of local communities to climate change impacts and demonstrate benefits of EDA;
  3. Reduce ongoing degradation of wetlands and forests; 
  4. Increase knowledge and awareness of EDA, as well as the benefits provided by wetland and forest ecosystem services.

Nation Adaption Planning Project (NAPP)

The two overarching objectives of NAPs are to: –
  1. Reduce vulnerability to the impacts of climate change by building adaptive capacity and resilience;
  2. Integrate adaptation into new and existing policies and programs, especially development strategies.


  1. Lake Tanganyika Development Project (LTDP)

The Lake Tanganyika Development Project (LTDP) is a project of the Government of the Republic of Zambia. It is implemented in the Northern Province of Zambia and targets two districts of Mpulungu and Nsama while the geographical focus is the Lake Tanganyika basin.

The developmental goal of the project is to: Improve quality of livelihood of populations depending on Lake Tanganyika and protect the ecological integrity of the lake basin with four major outcomes including: –

  • Increase area of degraded landscape under rehabilitation & under sustainable land and water management practices.
  • Established market linkage and value chains of production.
  • Improve access to social infrastructure and diversify economic activities.
  • Protected ecological integrity of the Lake Tanganyika Basin.
  1. Sustainable Luangwa: Securing Luangwa’s water resources for shared socioeconomic and environmental benefits through integrated catchment management.

The GEF Sustainable Luangwa project is a project of the Government of the Republic of Zambia. It is implemented in the Luangwa Upper Sub-catchment, concentrated in Mafinga District, Muchinga Province.

The focus of the project is to reduce forest and land degradation of the Luangwa Upper Sub-Catchment for enhanced protection of water resources, biodiversity and associated community livelihoods.