Rwanda recognises need for labour database

“If we can bring together all the categories of data we have on labour, it would be easy to analyze them and ascertain available skills that are not being utilized. This would help us create jobs in line with the skills available.” This according to Rwandan Minister of Public Service and Labour, Anastase Murekezi, talking at a strategic planning meeting that brought together officials from his ministry and development partners. During the meeting it was reported that the ministry lacks a systematic employment tracking and assessment scheme to help it keep abreast with the labour market patterns. The minister added that it is not only about collecting the data, but also setting initiatives of making it useful in order to create big employment promotion programmes in the country.

via Charles Kwizera at The New Times on, 22 Jan 2010

Zimbabwe jobs site targets diaspora

Zimbabwe Human Capital is a jobs website that aims to attract Zimbabwean professionals in the diaspora back to their country. It has been initiated by the newly formed Taskforce on Human Skills Identification, Deployment, and Retention (THSIDR) and funded by the International Office of Migration.

The site will provide information on job opportunities in the country with a view to link the demand and source of labour; will report onĀ  investment opportunities in the country that professionals in the diaspora may take advantage of; and maintain a database to capture the profiles of Zimbabweans in the diaspora who are interested in participating in various initiatives where their skills would be required.