On 17 June 2021, World Vision Zambia, the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), and UNHCR Zambia organized a virtual meeting on “Advancing local integration in Zambia”. This meeting was linked to the Government of the Republic of Zambia’s 2019 Global Refugee Forum (GRF) pledge “to complete the local integration of former refugees from Angola and Rwanda”. Gathering over 40 representatives from the Government of the Republic of Zambia, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the UN Resident Coordinator, UNHCR, UNDP and other UN Agencies, the meeting allowed to reflect on opportunities and requirements to build on this pledge. Participants also highlighted progress made over the years on local integration, but also identified challenges and ways forward.
Summary report: Online Meeting on Advancing Local Integration in Zambia