By Davison Vandira
The International Organisation for Migration paid a courtesy call on the Speaker of the National Assembly Advocate Jacob Mudenda this Wednesday where he was briefed on the critical need for capacity building among parliamentarians on migration issues.
The IOM has identified gaps leading to the development of a regional framework titled ‘Enhancing Capacities of Parliamentarians for effective advocacy to promote migration governance and improved migration frameworks within the Southern Africa region.
Briefing the media after meeting the Speaker of the National Assembly, IOM Zimbabwe Policy and Liason Officer, Mr Rangarirai Tigere said the overall objective of this migration operational framework is to equip legislators with knowledge on migration for them to engage in informed debate.
“Our meeting with the speaker of Parliament of Zimbabwe was premised on the new migration project that aligns with IOM support to the Government of Zimbabwe through the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) so that capacity development is done on the advocacy on migration,” Rangarirai Tigere, Policy and Liason Officer IOM Zimbabwe noted.
The IOM has a mandate to equip governments with the knowledge, skills, and tools to develop and operationalise efficient migration governance.