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 Tanzania, ACORD’s overarching goal is to contribute to the reduction of poverty and the vulnerability of excluded or marginalized social groups through four interrelated and mutually supportive programming areas: livelihoods and food sovereignty including climate change adaptation, right to health, conflict transformation, and gender justice.
- Specific Objective 1: Strengthen the livelihoods of small scale farmers and pastoralists to enhance their capacity to increase and add value to their production, access markets as well as manage environmental and climatic change associated risks.
RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES PROMOTION
Specific Objective 2: Contribute to improvement of health outcomes for marginalised populations especially women and children by ensuring their access to prevention, care and treatment services.
Specific Objective 3: Enhance gender justice through the promotion of women participation and decision making in all matters affecting their welfare in communities.
PEACE BUILDING AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
- Specific Objective 4: Build communities’ capacity for conflict prevention and transformations to enhance peace and realize sustainable land and natural resource management and use.