Mapping and Profiling Malawian Diaspora in South Africa, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America

Mapping and Profiling Malawian Diaspora in South Africa, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America

Africa
CD.0012
MW10P0002
200,000
Malawi
Community and Economic Development
National
Active

The Government of Malawi (GoM) has now recognized more than ever the need for a structured mechanism on mapping, profiling and engaging members of the diaspora. As an initial step, the government has prioritized mapping the Malawian diaspora and has additionally requested IOM to provide technical and financial support in formulating and implementing such extensive mapping studies.

The overall objective of this initiative is to engage the Malawian Diasporas to contribute to the socio-economic development of Malawi. The mapping exercise will also ensure the integration of a gender-based analysis to assess the possible impact that gender might have on remittances and engagement modalities, as well as assessing how diasporas’ skills and expertise might vary by gender. This will be achieved through conducting an in-depth, gender sensitive skills need and investment opportunities assessment in consultation with the Government of Malawi and the private sector. Attention will be paid to ensuring that male and female diaspora resources are utilized; and a road map for future action regarding the mobilization of diaspora resources will be developed.