Key Center Profiles

The DFZ currently has a desk in Zimbabwe and an office in Johannesburg, South Africa. Globally, the DFZ will be working through its partner organisations which already have established Diaspora networks in such areas as the East Africa, the United Kingdom, Europe, the Americas, Australasia and the Far East.

The following nodal areas or focal points were identified as areas of the highest concentration of Zimbabweans living abroad. We will be profiling the work and success stories of Zimbabweans living abroad in those areas.  

1. United Kingdom

For historical reasons, the UK being the former colonial power in Zimbabwe has attracted a large number of Zimbabweans. Language and educational, business and cultural commonalities have meant that it is relatively easier for Zimbabweans to navigate their way to and within the UK than is the case in other European countries. It is estimated that over 100,000 Zimbabweans live and work in the UK. This number could be hire when children born to the immigrants are taken into account.
A partner organisation is the Zimbabwe Diaspora Development Interface whose details can be accessed at www.zimdiasporainterface.org   

2. Australia

Country Information
Estimated number of Zimbabweans living there
Names & Contact details of Diaspora networks there
Success stories of Zimbabweans in Australia

3. United States of America

Country Information
Estimated number of Zimbabweans living there
Names & Contact details of Diaspora networks there
Success stories of Zimbabweans in the USA

4. Canada

Country Information
Estimated number of Zimbabweans living there
Names & Contact details of Diaspora networks there
Success stories of Zimbabweans in Canada

5. East Africa

Regional Information
Estimated number of Zimbabweans living there
Names & Contact details of Diaspora networks there
Success stories of Zimbabweans in East Africa

6. South Africa

Country Information
Estimated number of Zimbabweans living there
Names & Contact details of Diaspora networks there
Success stories of Zimbabweans in South Africa

7. Botswana

Country Information
Estimated number of Zimbabweans living there
Names & Contact details of Diaspora networks there
Success stories of Zimbabweans in Botswana