The 4th National KAIZEN Conference


The 4th National KAIZEN Conference took place at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka on the 14th and 15th of February, 2013. The event was co-hosted by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Zambia Development Agency (ZDA).


His Excellency Akio Egawa, Ambassador of Japan, was invited as a special guest. Eleven (11) companies and institutions (comprising 17 teams) participated in the Conference this year, and shared their experiences of  KAIZEN practice. Productivity improvement through KAIZEN is expected to assist various Zambian industries to produce better quality goods and services, thereby increasing their competitiveness in the regional and global business environment. Japan will continue to render its support in promoting KAIZEN activities in Zambia.


The establishment of the KAIZEN Institute of Zambia (KIZ) was announced by Hon. Richard Tima, Deputy Minister of Commerce Trade and Industry at the conference. The Japanese government, through JICA, will support the establishment of KIZ in order to provide technical assistance for the promotion of improvement activities in Zambia as well as to roll out the KAIZEN concept through supporting activities.


Team Awards
Non-Manufacturing Sector:
Gold Award:  Northern Team of Nkana Water and Sewerage Company from Kitwe
Manufacturing Sector:
Gold Award:  Rock Breaker Team of Strongpak from Kitwe


To read the speech by Ambassador Egawa at the Conference, click here.


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