IOM Zimbabwe’s Areas of Technical Cooperation with the Government of Zimbabwe

IOM Zimbabwe is currently working in collaboration with the Government of Zimbabwe on:

  • Provision of technical and capacity building assistance to local authorities and relevant ministries to facilitate the transition of mobile, migrant and displaced populations from a point of vulnerability to the achievement of sustainable, development oriented solutions.  IOM supports communities highly impacted by mobility, migration and natural disasters to become more resilient, which includes their ability to withstand the impact of hazards, shocks and stresses in future.
  • Provision of technical and capacity building assistance to the Government of Zimbabwe to strengthen national capacities on migration management. In this regard, IOM Zimbabwe works with the Government around the formulation of migration policies in order to harness and maximise the development potential of migration, which include the:
    • National Diaspora Policy:
      1. Migrant Resource Centre in Beitbridge
      2. National Migration Policy
  • Strengthening the Government of Zimbabwe’s capacity to manage safe and legal migration of Zimbabweans and raising awareness and strengthening the capacity of migration management authorities on Integrated Border Management (IBM),
  • Strengthening policy, regulatory and institutional frameworks and capacities to effectively counter trafficking in persons into, within and from Zimbabwe. In this regard, IOM supports awareness campaigns in order to sensitise and raise awareness on counter trafficking, provides direct assistance to victims of trafficking and provides technical assistance on identification of traffickers and victims of trafficking,
  • Strengthening the capacity of the Ministry of Health and Child Care to manage and coordinate various migration health challenges and promote the health of migrants,
  • Supporting assisted voluntary returns back to Zimbabwe and resettlement of refugees to various resettlement countries.