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Founded in 1976, ACORD is one of the oldest and largest Pan-African organisations. We work in 18 African countries to promote social justice and sustainable development. Our 375 staff team works with more than one million Africans and 2000 partners on the continent and worldwide.

Our vision is a society in which all citizens are able to achieve their rights and fulfil their responsibilities.
Our 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.

 Welcome to a world of social justice,  Welcome to ACORD!
 Ousainou Ngum, Executive Director 

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Responsive states, Empowered citizens: ACORDís flagship report on the Post-2015 framework

In July 2014 the long, arduous and complex process to define a new global...

Community meeting improves the life of woman living with HIV

Tarapkwe Juliet is a member of Pakele Women’s Association (P.A.W.A.) in Ataabo, a parish...

Rape victims should be paid reparations

People wait for the beginning of the trial of a suspect in a brutal...

Building a new social contract between governments and its citizens

How can the post-2015 development finance agenda deliver for citizens in developing countries? ACORD's...

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Reparation fund for women victims of violence

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Your donation contributes to help women survivors of violence start up and run i... More detail

ACORD Book

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ACORD's transformation: overcoming uncertainty 1976-2010. 35 years of organisati... More detail

Recent video updates

Hear the Voices! Our last documentary on the post 2015 development agenda. Voices of ordinary heroes in Kenya who tell their stories and their views on what post 2015 should look like for them and their families. This video is being shown to many decision makers to influence the new development framework.