Umodzi Diaspora Network is a Malawi Government initiated Diaspora Engagement Programme, an initiative to harness the potential of Malawians in the Diaspora and to incorporate them into Malawi’s development initiatives through promotion of increased remittances, Investments, Skills Transfer and resource mobilization. The Diaspora Engagement Programme seeks to achieve the following;

  • Coordinate Government efforts for the establishment of sustainable relationship with the Diaspora
  • Mobilize the involvement of the Diaspora in Malawi’s development agenda
  • Develop and maintain an up-to-date database of Malawians in the Diaspora
  • Facilitate access by the Diaspora, to accurate and reliable information on national developments
  • Coordinate with relevant stakeholders in delivering services to the Diaspora (e.g the Banks)
  • Identify investment and other business opportunities and attract the Diaspora to invest in Malawi
  • Facilitate the protection of Malawian Diaspora in their countries of residence