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Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Zambians Living in the Diaspora (Survey Request)

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has asked to share the survey request below. If you are based outside Zambia, please take the time to fill this in and of course cascade to your friends and relatives.

Dear Zambians living in the Diaspora,

The Office of Diaspora Affairs (ODA) has launched a survey of Zambians living in the Diaspora. IOM Zambia provided technical support in developing of the survey and will assist the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) to build institutional capacity to engage with the Zambian Diaspora through the establishment of the ODA, mandated with mobilizing and coordinating Diaspora involvement in Zambia.

This survey is designed to find out more about Zambians living abroad, including their wishes in the context of contributing to national development. The results of the survey will be used to inform the development of Diaspora to play a role in national development process.

The findings of the survey will provide policy makers with information that will aid the formation of effective national development strategies. Further, the findings of the survey will serve Zambian individuals living abroad by:
  • Providing an opportunity for individual Diaspora members in various locations, to share relevant up-to-date information
  • Improving information sharing among and between members of the Zambia Diaspora. Strengthening existing Zambian Diaspora networks and associations
  • Providing opportunities for the Zambian Diaspora to contribute to national development
  • Creating a foundation for the development of future programmes and the promotion of policies that make it easier, more convenient and less expensive
Kindly share the link below with other Zambians from your Diaspora association as well as other Zambian Diaspora individuals and associations you may be aware of. We would be grateful if this information could be widely distributed among all Zambians living abroad.

Survey of Zambians in the Diaspora

Thanks and best regards,

Bertha Kalyocha Nguvulu
Information/ Counter Trafficking Assistant
International Organization for Migration
Mwaimwena Road
Plot 4626 Rhodespark
P.O Box 32036,Lusaka, Zambia
Tel: +260 211 256 702 / 254055
Fax:+260 211 253 856
Cell:+260 0975 766 486


  1. Dear Bertha,

    I have relayed the request to spread word regarding the diaspora survey on facebook and quite a few of the Zambian diaspora were skeptical about the validity and authenticity of the survey, some others were reluctant to participate because they said they have seen organizations pop up and go no-where. Lastly, some others agreed to participate under an alias.

    I just wanted to give you some feedback on the reaction in a few diaspora on facebook.

    Please do continue your efforts, some of us are 100% behind you.

    Kind Regards,

    Zambia Diaspora in USA

  2. This is a big step to Zambian development as it will keep the folk in diaspora in tune to current issues as long as you keep them posted. Its great and I encourage you to continue, Iam 100% behind you too!

  3. Perhaps this is too little too late but this survey was worthwhile and for people like me carrying out research for commercial and humanitarian purpose this report is very relevant.


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