ACORD (Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development) is a Pan-African non-governmental organisation that has been working for social justice and development in Africa since 1976. Our work is guided by a number of fundamental values and working principles, chief amongst these is our belief that people themselves are the primary actors in their own development.
ACORD works in common cause with people who are poor and those have been denied their rights to obtain social justice and development and, ultimately, to become part of locally-rooted citizen movements. ACORD has facilitated the emergence of over 2000 strong and autonomous grassroots organisations across Africa.
In Mali, ACORD’s overarching goal is to contribute to the food security of marginalised communities through strengthened sustainable livelihoods in an environment of peace.
- Specific Objective 1: Strengthening resilience capacities of rural or marginalised communities and their rights to access services, production factors and the market so that they can ensure sustainably their food security.
RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES PROMOTION
Specific Objective 2: Strengthening women’s and youth rights to access resources, information, market, production factors and set up mechanisms to fight against gender-based inequalities and violence.
Specific Objective 3: Better access to health and reduction of HIV-Aids prevalence among rural communities and ACORD staff.
PEACE BUILDING AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
- Specific Objective 4: Peace consolidation through dialogue, mechanisms for good governance of natural resources and citizenship-building.