“Although African governments have begun to recognise the potential contributions of the Diaspora to home country development, serious effort in terms of strategies and instruments to harness this potential is lacking.”
-Kofi AnnanWhat is Zimbassador?
Zimbassador.com is a space, a home for Zimbabweans living either abroad wherever they are in the world and in Zimbabwe to connect, find others in their host country/region and create stronger diaspora communities. It is also a professional skills and knowledge sharing network that can then channel back to professionals, businesses, organisations and young people back home in Zimbabwe. Most importantly, Zimbassador is a [...]
“The resilience of the people is just incredible, we are able to smile, we are able to dance in the midst of such trying times… we love life and we live life to the fullest. That’s Zimbabwe and that’s what I love about it”
The name Taps was on the lips of Zimbabweans all over the world last October after Taps Mugadza’s YouTube cover of Adele’s Hello went viral. With over 4 million YouTube views, Taps really grasped the attention of the world, even making it to the lists of top covers of Hello in internationally knows and shared publications such as Billboard, E! Online and Buzzfeed. Reading through the comments on YouTube, it [...]
“Learn to be comfortable not knowing what to expect. The experience is richer that way.“ -Chenai Mukumba
Having worked on three continents, Chenai Mukumba has experienced the highs, the lows and the upside downs of living away from Zimbabwe. She is currently living in Lusaka, Zambia where she is the Centre Coordinator of CUTS International – an NGO that promotes South-South cooperation in trade and development.
Chenai left Zimbabwe directly after high school and moved to South Africa where she completed her degree. While she was in South Africa doing her studies, her family decided to relocate to Johannesburg when things in Zimbabwe started getting too [...]