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Vision for Africa

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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ACORD has launched 3 agricultural and livestock training modules as part of its efforts towards sustainable agriculture. Watch and share widely!

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Pursuing Justice for survivors of Sexual and Gender based violence ACORD Kenya launches policy brief on reparations mechanism

Sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) in Kenya has reached alarming heights. Not a...

Testimonies on the difference safe water supply is making - in the lives of people in a rural area in Mauritania

“Before, we were suffering not only from the lack of water, but also the...

ACORD to distribute agricultural items as rainy season begins in South Sudan

As the rainy season closes in ACORD plans to distribute agricultural items to farmers....

The 10th Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) meeting in Durban, South Africa

 All Africa Conference on Agriculture and Rural Development calls on African leaders to own...

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Prof. Alan Fowler, author of our last book ACORD's Transformation: Overcoming Uncertainty

Author's exclusive interview from ACORD on Vimeo.
Read ACORD's book review by David Lewis in the lastest BOND publication The Networker