This was the first event organised by CUTS ARC on the EIF project. The workshop was held on January 23, 2009 at Cresta Golf View, Lusaka. The objectives of the workshop were:

to sensitise participants on the EIF for Poverty Reduction Project;

to create awareness and share views on the EIF process; and

to create a wider platform for the debate over the EIF processes.

The workshop was attended by 50 participants from various organisations including representatives from the government and the Finnish Embassy, private sector, civil society organisations (CSOs) and the media.