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17 Jun 2017 description

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.

14 May 2015 description

Noura is a widow aged about sixty years and a mother of five children. She has lived in Bokoro for over ten years, but was unaware of the legal amenities available for women. She is the vice president of an association of poor women that ACORD has been supporting by providing training, awareness sessions and financial support. Noura was unaware of all that is the protection of women regardless of their identity. She integrated the listening center Bokoro and works much more with girls.

31 Oct 2013 description


This study was carried out in response to a request from ACORD (Nairobi) and CCFD-Terre Solidaire (Paris).

11 Dec 2012 description
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Table of Contents

Message from the Chair of the Board and the Executive Director 2

I. Livelihood and Food Sovereignty 4

Practical solutions enhancing food sovereignty 4

Case Studies:

Southern Africa: Sharing knowledge and skills across borders 5

World Social Forum: Saying No to Land Grabbing 6

Community Associations Changing Lives in Ethiopia 6

II. Women’s rights and social justice 7

The right to land and justice for women in Africa 8

Case Studies:

08 Jul 2011 description

After months of reconciliation attempts and frustrations, it was a big sigh of relief when in April 2011 elders from communities in Chari Baguirmi Region of Chad put aside their initial resistance and agreed to give peaceful coexistence a chance. Through dialogue, the two communities of Elfass and Kadada have come back to the negotiating table to voice their concerns and seek viable solutions that can bring about non-violent management of natural resources.