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 Mauritania, ACORD’s overarching goal is to contribute to the reduction of poverty and the vulnerability of excluded or marginalized social groups through the promotion of economic and social opportunities, the promotion of their participation and integration into development processes, the realization of human rights and equitable access to resources and services.
Specific Objective 1: Strengthen the livelihoods of marginalized communities and their ability to successfully defend their rights and improve their welfare through the realization of food sovereignty;
Specific Objective 2: Strengthen response capacities to emergencies and food and humanitarian crises;
RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES PROMOTION
Specific Objective 3: Develop knowledge on positive relationships between men and women and effective ways to address gender inequalities to improve the status, development and influence of women;
Specific Objective 4: Contribute to improving the health of marginalized populations in Mauritania and their ability to advocate for inclusive policies and programs as a means of achieving universal access to health services and sustainable development.
PEACE BUILDING AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
- Specific Objective 5: Facilitating a supportive environment where marginalized communities become effective agents of peace restoration and conflict transformation, in support of stability and inclusive development.