More than 120 expatriate Zimbabweans along with members of domestic civic organizations and government officials were meeting this week in the northwestern resort town of Victoria Falls to discuss investment to promote economic development in the country.
Development Foundation for Zimbabwe Executive Director Nokwazi Moyo said the gathering began on a high note on Thursday with government officials giving members of the diaspora a green light to launch various programs in the country.
Over the next three days, delegates will draft proposals to strengthen diaspora networks and boost their ability to contribute to economic recovery and development in particular in social services, investment, governance, human rights and rural development.
Moyo said diasporans intend to engage Zimbabweans in the country when launching their various initiatives.
The Development Foundation's aim is to provide a platform for constructive engagement between Zimbabweans in the so-called diaspora and those inside the country working in the government, business and civil society as well as the general public.