Governance  

ACORD is a pan-African development organisation, consisting of:

  • Programme offices in 17 countries, run by around 300 local staff, who lead and implement the majority of ACORD's work.
  • Secretariat in Nairobi with a second office in London, run by 33 staff from across Africa and beyond. The secretariat coordinates implementation of pan-African programme work and provide technical backstopping and support to country offices.
  • Board of trustees which provides guidance and oversight.

This structure is supported by a consultative international decision making process. The main elements of this are the annual General Assembly and tri-annual Donors' Roundtable and Learning Forum.

Board of trustees

With a majority African board, ACORD's governance is coherent and supportive of its identity as a Pan African Organisation working for social justice.

Mr Richard Bennett
British

Portrait of Richard Bennett

Ms Gertrude Kazoviyo
Burundian

Ms Bonnie Campbell
Canadian

Mr David Munthali
Malawian

Ms Ngoné Diop
Senegalese

Mr Ibrahim Ouédraogo (Chair)
Burkinabé

Mr Sylli Gandega
Mauritanian

Ms Jacqueline Williams
British

Mr Alioune Sall 
Senegalese

 

Ms Hussainatu Jummai Adbullah Sierra Leonan

Management

333 staff work for ACORD across the countries in which it is present. They are led by the senior management team who are based in ACORD's secretariat in Nairobi:

Ms Almonda Foday-Khabenje
Head of Human Resources & Organisational Development

Ms Salina
Sanou
Head of Policy & Advocacy

Mr Elijah Lutwama
Head of Finance

Mr Ousainou Ngum
Executive Director

Ms Annette Msabeni-Ngoye
Head of Programmes Operations & Development 

Ms Kristin Seljeflot
Director of Funding & Partnership Development

Annual reports and accounts

     
     ACORD 2013
annual report
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     ACORD 2013 audited
accounts 
      english
     
     ACORD 2012
annual report
   english                         
     ACORD 2012 audited
accounts 
      english

ACORD 2011 annual report
english | français | português

ACORD 2011 audited accounts
     english

ACORD 2010 annual report
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ACORD 2010 audited accounts
     english

ACORD 2009 annual report
english | français | português

ACORD 2009 audited accounts
      english

ACORD 2008 annual report
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ACORD 2008 audited accounts
    english

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ACORD Book Review  

David Lewis, Professor of Social Policy and Development at the London School of Economics reviews ACORD's TRANSFORMATION: OVERCOMING UNCERTAINTY in the April-June 2013 edition of Bond's The Networker. Read the review here

The author Alan Fowler's exclusive interview can also be found here

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