ZIM-SA FORUM provides a unique platform for Zimbabweans in the Diaspora to reposition themselves and contribute towards national economic recovery trajectory and poverty eradication. The massive exodus of high quality human capital is beyond dispute, with clear evidence of millions of Zimbabwean economic and non-economic migrants in exile.
Meanwhile the global economy has struggled to get back on its feet from a rough ride as witnessed in the first half of the year 2016.
The forum underscores the need for empowerment of Diasporas as a key cornerstone for national economic recovery. The genesis epoch of this forum tapes on the unique opportunities and great foundation laid through an array of bilateral agreements between South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Among these is the Bilateral Investment Promotion Agreement (BIPPA), several agreements and memorandums of understandings between the two nations. The forum’s aim is thus to become a catalyst and conduit which brings life to the existing areas of cooperation and enhance transformation of the two nations and the region at large for the betterment of human life.
The long term vision is to become a hub of patriotic excellency that embraces everybody, with the aim of taking Zimbabwe to an emerging economy trajectory. This will contribute to the national interest but regional member states interests of sustainable development and social equity anchored on indigenization, empowerment and employment creation which enshrines the Zimbabwe we want.
Mr Anele Ndlovu is the President of ZIM-SA Forum.
Ms Yvonne Katsande is the Vice President of ZIM-SA Forum.
Mr Julius Shamu si the Western Cape Chairman of Zim-SA Forum