Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development ACORD

Linked with Marie Rose Cimpaye – Burundi.

Working for a right to a just and free society (Homepage);

What we do/programmes; At the core of all ACORD’s work is the capacity building of community based organizations and the facilitation of stronger civil society networks that takes part in social action. (full text);
Where we work;


  • - International (for many African Countries, contact is made through the web).
  • - ACORD BURUNDI, BP 2300, Chaussee Prince Louis, Rwangasore, Building CNI, Bujumbura, Burundi, Tel:+257 21 8309, Fax:+257 21 8310, Email, Country Coordinator: Sophie Havyarimana.
  • - ACORD LONDON, ACORD, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4JX, United Kingdom, Tel: +44 (0)20 7065 0850, Fax:+44 (0)20 7065 0851, E-mail.

About: ACORD (Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development) is an Africa-led international alliance working to promote social justice.

ACORD is running field operations in 17 countries in Africa, as well as Pan African and international advocacy work. ACORD’s response to the challenges of Africa is firmly based on a belief that people themselves are the agents of change and actors of their own development. People’s ability to take action on the causes of poverty is what will transform Africa’s future. ACORD believes those people suffering under poverty, economic, social and political inequality are best placed to explore the root causes of injustice, identify strategies for solutions, and act upon them to bring about positive changes at national, regional, Pan African and international levels.

ACORD perceives its role as working in common cause with the poor and those who have been denied their rights to understand, to challenge and change unfair conditions through practical work and advocacy. This belief underpins ACORD’s practical work at the grassroots, its research methodologies and advocacy at policy levels. These same fundamental principles and efforts of reclaiming of rights also informed the organisational transformation that led to ACORD emerging as a strong Pan African organisation working across Africa and linking citizens and their organisations at grass roots level to national, sub-regional, pan-African and global issues and actions. (full text).


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