The Education Coalition of Zimbabwe (ECOZI), established in June 2009, is a network of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs), Teacher Unions, Faith Based Organizations, Community-Based Organizations and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Zimbabwe with an interest and working within the education sector.
ECOZI is an apolitical and nonpartisan coalition that unites civil society in the common pursuit of the right to quality, free basic education for all, with an emphasis on public funded education. Education Coalition of Zimbabwe (ECOZI) is a private voluntary organization registered under Private Voluntary Organization Act (Chapter 17.05) and the registration number is PVO17/19. The coalition focuses on policy review, development, implementation, and monitoring.
ECOZI works closely with the government in policy development, community consultations and dissemination of information. The coalition is involved in evidence-based advocacy in education to ensure that the country attains its educational goals, the Education 2030 Framework for Action, and Sustainable Development Goals. ECOZI has been driving advocacy agenda through the 6 Thematic committees ever since its formation in 2009, a period when the world was still pushing for the attainment of Millenium Development Goals.
The Coalition has got 6 Thematic committees.
- Gender Equality and Inclusive Education
- Education Financing
- Quality and Transformative, Education
- Lifelong Learning
- Foundational Learning