The Government of Zimbabwe values the vital role that the Zimbabwean Diaspora plays in terms of the economic development of the country. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade is mandated to formally mainstream Zimbabwe’s Diaspora into the national development agenda by creating an enabling environment for effective diaspora integration. A Diaspora Unit was created within the Ministry and is tasked to enhance the capacity of the Government of Zimbabwe to coordinate diaspora affairs and mobilize the Zimbabwean diaspora.
Various Diaspora Engagement activities are envisaged in targeted destination countries, such as the USA.
These engagement activities are expected to:
It is envisaged that through engagement, these initiatives will catalyse enhanced and effective Diaspora participation in the Nation’s cross-sectoral growth and development.
The Embassy has therefore embarked on an initiative of engaging the Zimbabwean community in the US with a view to sharing information and ideas as well as discussing investment opportunities in the country.
Indeed, Zimbabwe’s citizens abroad are a valuable pool of intellectual capital, knowledge, and expertise. To that end, Zimbabweans living in US are therefore urged to register with the Embassy so as to build a skills database of Zimbabwean nationals living in the US. To register, please click Here