ZIMCODD is a Social and Economic Justice coalition established in February 2000.it is registered as a trust under the Trust Deed No.MA496/2011.
It is dedicated to facilitating citizens` involvement, through their sectors and as activists in making public policy and practice pro-people and sustainable.
ZIMCODD views indebtedness, the unfair local and global trade regime, tax injustices, unsustainable natural resource exploitation and lack of democratic, people–centred social economic and political governance as root causes of the socio–economic crises in Zimbabwe and the world at large. Drawing from community–based livelihood experiences of its membership, ZIMCODD implements programmes aimed at delivering the following objectives;
- To raise the level of economic literacy among ZIMCODD members and citizens to include views and participation of grassroots and marginalised communities.
- To facilitate research, lobbying and advocacy in order to raise the level of economic literacy of citizens.
- To formulate credible and sustainable economic and social policy alternatives
- To develop a national coalition and facilitate the building of a vibrant movement for social and economic justice.
ZIMCODD is also a member of regional and international networks working on Social and Economic Justice. In the SADC region, it is a member of the Southern African People`s Solidarity Network (SAPSN), whose focus is to support the development of alternatives to neoliberal corporate led globalization, with a negative impact on national and regional policies. ZIMCODD has in the past hosted this vibrant regional network and continues to be a member of the SAPSN coordinating committee. Currently it is host to the Zimbabwe Social Forum (ZSF) and through this platform;
ZIMCODD is developing a vibrant space for reflective thinking, democratic debate, formulation and exchange of alternative ideas to the neoliberal agenda in Zimbabwe and beyond.
ZIMCODD`s headquarters is in Harare, with regional offices in Bulawayo and Mutare.
ZIMCODD membership is based on the coalition model, bringing together various institutions and individuals who share the same vision. These members are drawn from different thematic sectors and constitute the Annual General Meeting. A Board of Directors composed of representatives of specific sectors and regions is directly elected by the AGM in accordance with the constitution. The secretariat is responsible for the day to day programme management.