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Zimbabwe Government Website To Target Skilled Diaspora Community

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In a bid to attract Zimbabweans living in the diaspora, the government has developed a website where people can log in to search for jobs and opportunities available in the country.

Higher education permanent secretary, Dr. Washington Mbizvo, says the website called The Zimbabwe Human Capital Website, was developed by his ministry with assistance from the Iinternational Organisation For Migration (IOM).

Mbizvo, who’s leading a 12-member business and government delegation that is holding meetings with Zimbabweans living in the United States on possibilities back home, says his team is in Atlanta, Georgia, this week enroute to Dallas, Texas, urging the diaspora community to take advantage of opportunities back home.

He says Zimbabweans here can form synegies with colleagues back home and invest in their own country as is being done by other diaspora communities, for example those from the Phillipines, Ghana and Nigeria who are making a difference on the ground in their own countries in terms of investment.

"We are impressed by the high level of interest from highly skilled Zimbabweans who want to be part of the team to revamp the economy back home," said Mbizvo.

The delegation held meetings with World Bank officials Friday and The Sunday Mail newspaper reports that the Bretton Woods institution is considering giving zimbabwe $30 million for entrepreneurial training.

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