Founded over 30 years ago, ACORD is one of the oldest and largest Pan-African organisations. ACORD works in 17 African countries to promote social justice and lift Africans out of poverty. ACORD works with more than one million Africans and 2000 partners on the continent and worldwide.
ACORD's mission is to work in common cause with people who are poor and those who have been denied their rights to obtain social justice and development and be part of locally rooted citizen movements. Their work is guided by a number of fundamental values and working principles, chief amongst these being that people themselves are the primary actors in their own development.
Over the past 30 years ACORD has facilitated the emergence of over 2000 strong and autonomous grassroots organisations across Africa. Community owned and managed, these organisations today provide access to critical services and skills such as veterinary services, micro-finance and income generation activities and natural resource management. Most of the organisations have evolved to go beyond addressing immediate needs to also engage with decision-makers and represent their own interests, claiming community rights and demanding accountability.
ACORD's AREAS OF OPERATIONS:
- Livelihoods and food sovereignty
- Agriculture and food security
- Justice in world trade
- Food sovereignty
- Tackling hunger in Mozambique
- Women's rights
- HIV and AIDS
ACORD works in 17 countries in Africa:
Angola | Burkina Faso | Burundi | Cameroon | Central African Republic | Chad | Congo DR | Ethiopia | Guinea | Kenya | Mali | Mauritania | Mozambique | Rwanda | Sudan - north | Sudan - south | Tanzania | Uganda