Today, the Economics Association of Zambia (EAZ) led by President Dr. Oswald Mungule, met with Bankers Association of Zambia (BAZ) CEO Mr. Leonard Mwanza. The meeting focused on the upcoming National Economic Summit and future collaborations between the two associations.

Key Points of Discussion:

  1. National Economic Summit Collaboration:
    • Dr. Mungule highlighted the summit’s theme and BAZ’s potential roles in discussions on sustainable financing and economic policy.
    • Mr. Mwanza expressed BAZ’s interest in participating actively in the summit.
  2. Future Collaborations:
    • Joint Research Initiatives: Collaboration on research projects to address economic issues like financial inclusion and digital banking.
    • Policy Advocacy: Joint efforts to shape policies for economic stability and growth.
    • Capacity Building: Joint workshops and training programs for enhancing member capacity in areas like financial literacy and risk management.
  3. Exploring Synergies:
    • Data Sharing and Analysis: Collaborative data analysis for better decision-making.
    • Event Partnerships: Co-hosting future events like conferences and seminars.
    • Community Outreach: Joint initiatives to promote financial literacy and economic awareness.
  4. Next Steps:
    • Formalizing Collaboration: Drafting a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) outlining specific collaboration areas.
    • Regular Meetings: Establishing a schedule for regular meetings to ensure ongoing communication and coordination.

The meeting concluded with optimism about impactful collaboration between EAZ and BAZ to support Zambia’s economic development and sustainability goals.