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Welcome to External Relations

External Relations Director

External Relations Director

Nchimunya Michelo Silenga


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As an institution of higher learning we take great pride in the strides and advances we have made thus far. And pivotal to this success is collaboration and continous communication with the public and outside world.

The External Relations Office proactively creates and maintains the university's unique identity and image through various media. Working closely with various stakeholders in the institution , media and legal fraternities and the public we ensure that a consistent brand identity and message that accurately potrays our values is presented.

An identity inspired by sound scholarship , honesty , diligence and commitment.


External Relations office is a Unit within the Copperbelt University with a main purpose of facilitating, fostering and building mutual relationships and partnerships with external stakeholders and as well as manage communication for the maintenance of the good image of the Institution.

The External Relations Office ascribes to:

  1. Develop, operationalise, monitor and review agreements with outside partners.
  2. Coordinate joint programmes, staff and student exchanges.
  3. Coordinate joint events, seminars and workshops.
  4. Market University programmes and activities.
  5. Create, improve and build linkages with alumni and other stakeholders.
  6. Manage Communication through building public awareness of CBU's values and its impact in the lives of people in Zambia and beyond.
  7. Influence public policy and opinion and strengthening the university's reputation and the perceptions people hold of it.
  8. Manage print and online communication for CBU and ensure that records of historical nature are kept and made accessible to interested persons.


Zambia, Lesotho sign MOU for collaborative Academic development

The Ministry of Higher Education of the Republic of Zambia and Ministry of Education and Training of the Kingdom of Lesotho recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote collaborative academic development between the two countries.

The two parties agreed to collaboration in areas that include Student Placement, Staff and student exchange, Coordination of collaborative research programmes, Research and development participation and other areas of mutual interest.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed during the visit to the Copperbelt University by Ministry of Education and Training of Lesotho, Dr Mahali Phamotse and Ministry of Higher Education, Zambia, Dr Michael Kaingu.

Following the agreement, the Copperbelt University will this year enroll medical students from Lesotho in the School of Medicine.

Gender Equality Essential for Poverty Reduction

Paper Presentation by Dr.Gillan Kabwe During International Women's Day 2016,Kitwe

"Gender Equality is essential as a strategy for poverty reduction. Research has shown that nations that have high levels of female enrolment in education also have high levels of economic productivity. Research has also shown that countries with smaller gaps between women and men in areas of education, employment and property rights have lower child malnutrition and mortality, more transparent businesses and Government, and faster economic growth. These therefore, help economic growth and subsequently help to narrow the gender gap."

External Relations Office Motivates Secondary Learners

The Copperbelt University joined the rest of the world to commemorate International Women's Day which falls in March of every year. Prior to this year's official day of celebrations which took place on Tuesday, 8th April, 2016, under the Theme: Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step it up for Gender Equality , the Institution conducted career talks at various secondary schools in Kitwe District facilitated by the External Relations Office.

The message to learners was about motivating them to aspire to attain higher education as a catalyst for Gender Equality. Below are pictures taken during the tour of schools by a team comprising female academic, administration and medical personnel.



The Director, External Relations, The Copperbelt University, Jambo Drive, Riverside, P.o.Box 21692, Kitwe, ZAMBIA


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