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ZAPDD is composed of different organs that work in unison striving to address challenges facing persons with intellectual disabilities

The most supreme body is the General Assembly which meets once in four years. Groundbreaking decisions are made and members to fill in different positions from national to grass root are elected. The General Assembly involves representatives from all 60 ZAPDD branches across the country, including potential candidates and youths with intellectual disabilities vying for different positions, as well as representing their colleagues.

The Board of Trustees (BoT) is another organ composed of 5 members including the Chairperson. It meets twice a year to receive organizational and implementation reports. It reviews progress of the organization, and make key decisions that shape direction of the organization. It generally plays the advisory and custodian role of the organization.

The National Executive Committee (NEC) plays a supervisory role to the Secretariat and all branches. It is a 12 members’ body, including youths with intellectual disabilities responsible for ensuring smooth functioning of the Secretariat, in accordance with the division and delegation of responsibilities, and the strategic plan of the organization. It seats quarterly to receive reports of the organization and projects implementation.

The Secretariat is led by the Coordinator (Executive Director). It is composed of programs and non-program staffs, who are responsible for carrying out day-to-day activities, to meet the expectations of the organization and PWIDs in particular.