AFRODAD-ZIMCODD Multi-Sector and Multi-Stakeholder Conference Communiqué 2020

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, 9 October 2020

ZIMCODD and AFRODAD held an advanced multi-stakeholder conference on public debt in Bulawayo from 7-9 October 2020. The conference included speakers, discussants, and participants from the Parliament of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Revenue Authority, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, private business organizations, youths, women groups, civil society, and developmental partners.

This communique is delivered as a shadow report on the chronic problem of public debt in Zimbabwe and is framed through the lens of feminist, developmental, rights-based-cum-gendered approach, and innovative multi-sectoral responses to eradicating public debt in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe has a weak economic performance and stakeholders agreed to lobby government, parliamentarians, and developmental institutions from the perspective of shifting geographies of capital. The conversation was held beyond the right/leftist narrative and ideation on debt ideology in Zimbabwe, and Zimbabweans must be sincere enough to give public debt a gendered responsive face and political economy analysis that considers the lived realities of women, youths, and other marginalised and vulnerable sections of the Zimbabwean society.

Read the Communiqué here (340KB PDF)

Source: Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development (ZIMCODD)