Time To Put Words Into Action For All The Zimbabwe Diaspora Forums Out There

Get ready for July 22 as we engage and continue placing on the table the issues that concern and divide us, also find solutions to our situation By Farai Madzivanyika The Diaspora Desk which sits within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International trade together with ZimThrive, an apolitical diaspora initiative, are jointly hosting a diaspora engagement conference alongside the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) on 22 July 2021 in Bulawayo. This will be one of the first diaspora engagements with their country and will hopefully be the first of many more to come. ZimThrive is an apolitical diaspora initiative that was in the advanced stages of preparation to hold a diaspora homecoming event that was to be held in April 2020 in conjunction with the Diaspora Desk before the Covid-19 pandemic set in and caused the cancellation of the event. The initiative is premised around creating a positive narrative about our home country centred around its great tourism potential, its great people of diverse cultures, and fostering a spirit of engagement amongst its peoples. There is no doubt that there is a level of mistrust between the Zimbabwean diaspora and her home country, a mistrust that is acknowledged

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