About AGS

Looking to improve your business skills and accelerate your growth? Interested in new partnerships and markets? Accelerated Growth for Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Zambia (AGS) Programme helps you reach your full business potential.

Funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and implemented in partnership with the Ministry for Small and Medium Enterprise Development (MSMED) of Zambia, AGS aims to accelerate the growth and competitiveness of Micro, Small and Medium sized Enterprises (MSMEs) and start-ups in Zambia. We want to play our part in building MSMEs that contribute to the creation of jobs, well-being and inclusivity in the Zambian economy. 

Furthermore, AGS aims to strengthen and create long-lasting business partnerships between Zambia and Finland. We support co-creation activities and access to markets locally, regionally and internationally. 

Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
Ministry for Small and Medium Enterprise Development

Our eye is on the up-and-comers: the MSMEs that show promise in Lusaka, Copperbelt and North Western Provinces. 

AGS focus sectors:

  • Agribusiness
  • Forestry
  • Renewable Energy
  • Circular Economy
  • Mining Services
  • (ICT and Education as cross-cutting sectors)

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Furthermore, AGS works with key Government agencies to improve the Zambian business environment and to encourage foreign investors into the country. This support spans from MSME policy development to capacitating business development hubs and service providers. Our key partners in this work include the Ministry for Small and Medium Enterprise Development, Zambia Development Agency, National Technology Business Centre, and Business Development Service Providers Association Zambia.