IOM Zambia Country Strategy 2015-2016

The IOM Zambia 2015 – 2016 Country Strategy outlines IOM Zambia’s priority areas of support to the Government of Zambia in strengthening migration governance in the broad areas of: Migrant Assistance; Immigration and Border Management; Migration Health; Operations, Emergencies and Recovery; and Labour Migration and Development.

The development of the IOM Zambia Country Strategy was informed by internal and external consultations and draws on the IOM Regional Strategy for Southern Africa (2014- 2016); the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF 2011-2015); the United Nations Strategic Development Partnership Framework (UN SDPF, 2016-2021), as well as the Government of Zambia's Revised Sixth National Development Plan (R-SNDP). The Strategy has been developed concurrently with the UN SDPF and hence has benefited from the enriching analyses and consultations for the SDPF development.

As the lead migration agency globally, this document details IOM Zambia’s strategy for supporting the Government of Zambia and its partners to respond to migration challenges, and ensure that migration benefits migrants and society, in an environment where migrants’ rights are well protected.

“Migration cannot, and indeed should not, be stemmed, no matter how rigorous the measures applied, but can and should be well managed and facilitated to benefit all,” said Abibatou Wane, IOM Zambia Chief of Mission.

Furthermore, the Country Strategy highlights IOM Zambia’s mission statement, vision and values as follows:

  • Mission Statement: IOM Zambia works to uphold the rights and needs of migrants and those affected by migration and support the Government of the Republic of Zambia, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), and other partners to address the challenges of migration and promote its benefits.
  • Vision Statement: All migrants are treated with dignity, respect, have their human rights upheld and can positively contribute to the development of Zambia.
  • Values: Integrity, efficiency, reliability, non-discrimination, innovation and team-spirit.

IOM is the lead migration agency dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration worldwide by serving the policy and programmatic needs of governments and migrants.