Somalia Initiative

While ACCORD has been actively involved in supporting the establishment of sustainable peace in Somalia since 1995, in 2013 ACCORD initiated a dedicated programme aimed at supporting the realisation of the Six Pillar Strategy of the Federal Government. ACCORD's Somali Initiative seeks to contribute to long-term stability, and to better capacitate the administrative elements of the country's Federal Government. The Federal Government of Somalia is the result of years of concerted effort by Somalis, as well as the international community, to address endemic instability. This relatively new government faces a number of challenges, encapsulated within their Six Pillar framework, with particular reference to issues around safety, reconciliation, economic recovery, governance, rule of law and amicable regional relations. The Initiative intends to make contributions within each of these areas by leveraging ACCORD's extensive experience in institution- and capacity-building, in order to impart critical conflict management skills and expertise to targeted stakeholders.

Through strategic partnerships and collaboration, the Initiative undertakes continuous research activities, engages daily with key government and civil society stakeholders, supports national and regional policy development, and advocates for dialogue as a constructive overarching means to advance reconciliation.

AMISOM Training

Over the years ACCORD has built solid relationships with Somali interlocutors at various levels of engagement in the peace processes that sought to stabilise the country. Through consultations, field missions, publications, study tours, facilitated dialogue session and support to international response the organisation has developed a unique understanding of the country's issues, processes and peace initiatives.

The work in Somalia is further informed by ACCORD's 23 years of experience in the areas of mediation and conflict management. The programme is funded by the Government of South Africa through the African Renaissance Fund.

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ACCORD Partners with the UN Peacebuilding Fund to Enhance the Inclusivity and Accountability of UN Peacebuilding Fund Support

ACCORD's African Peacebuilding Coordination Programme (APCP) in conjunction with the United Nations Peacebuilding Office conducted a 3rd global workshop on enhancing the inclusivity and accountability of the United Nations (UN) Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) Support. The workshop aimed to leverage the...

02-12-2015 in Peacebuilding

ACCORD Supports Peace Consolidation in Liberia by Developing Conflict Mapping Tools and Data Analysis Skills for a Nationwide Conflict Assessment

Understanding the context and dynamics of a conflict is a major starting point for the design and redesign of peacebuilding programmes. It can further help in assessing the impact peacebuilding actors have made in shaping the conflict dynamics and support...

02-12-2015 in Peacebuilding

ACCORD and UN peacebuilding support office host global workshop on inclusivity and accountability in peacebuilding

Long-term and multiple efforts to support post-conflict reconstruction and development in countries emerging from conflict require a coordinated, and coherent approach from a wide range of global stakeholders: ACCORD remains at the forefront of strengthening such efforts at a national,...

16-11-2015 in Peacebuilding

ACCORD builds capacity to increase trainers in conflict sensitivity in South Sudan

Building the pool of experts on conflict sensitivity in South Sudan will go a long way towards consolidating capacities for designing conflict-sensitive peacebuilding programmes for the country. In order to achieve this, ACCORD's African Peacebuilding Coordination Programme (APCP) conducted a...

20-10-2015 in Peacebuilding

ACCORD Builds Sustainable National Capacity to Conduct a Nation-wide Conflict Mapping Exercise in Liberia

Understanding the context and dynamics of a conflict is a major element in the resolution of conflict. In a post-conflict society, it constitutes a key pillar in the determination of the success of peacebuilding programmes and processes, and the consolidation...

07-10-2015 in Peacebuilding

THE ACCORD GREAT LAKES PROJECT CONSOLIDATES ITS EFFORTS ON GENDER, PEACE AND SECURITY IN FOLLOWING UP ON THE USE OF…

In 2013 and 2014, the ACCORD Great LakesProject (GLP) has held different trainings and consultations in collaboration with the International Conference on The Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) secretariat. The purpose of trainings was to build capacities of women in peacebuilding...

07-10-2015 in Peacebuilding

Improving the effectiveness of peacebuilding in South Sudan: Promoting conflict-sensitive approaches to peacebuilding and development programming

In implementing humanitarian, development and peacebuilding activities, development agencies and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) are often likely faced with challenges of understanding the context in which they are operating, and how interventions should interact with the context to maximise positive...

30-09-2015 in Peacebuilding

International Day of Peace 2015: Progress and Aspirations toward Silencing the Guns in Africa

In 1981 the United Nations General Assembly declared and established, through Resolution 36/67, an International Day of Peace. The Resolution reaffirmed, amongst other things, that: "...since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that...

22-09-2015 in Peacebuilding

Revisiting Coherence and Coordination – Collective Peacebuilding in Liberia

Consolidating peacebuilding remains a major concern in Liberia in particular during the post-Ebola era. Coordinating the multitude of different international and national actors engaged in national reconciliation is a crucial step needed to revamp peacebuilding priorities that were affected during...

21-09-2015 in Peacebuilding

ACCORD helps Madagascar to prepare for donor funded activities

With the aim of supporting Madagascar to define its Peacebuilding Priorities to be funded by the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) and other donors, ACCORD trains Malagasy CSOs and facilitates Conflict Analysis for multi-stakeholder actors.

08-07-2015 in Peacebuilding

East Africa Regional Consultations on the Review of the United Nations Peacebuilding Architecture

In collaboration with the Advisory Group of Experts on the Review of the United Nations (UN) Peacebuilding Architecture, the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) organised two-day regional Consultations in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 11 – 12...

20-05-2015 in Peacebuilding

Sudanese CSO’s Review United Nations Peacebuilding Architecture in South Sudan

Peacebuilding is a dynamic field, and the UN recognised that through the appointment of an Advisory Group of Experts (UN AGE) on UN Peacebuilding Architecture (PBA) in early 2015. To provide input from South Sudanese Civil Society Organisations (CSO's) to...

08-05-2015 in Peacebuilding

ACCORD hosts roundtable on peace building in Liberia

From 15th to the 16th of April 2015, a roundtable discussion on Liberia was organised by ACCORD, focussing on the current peacebuilding context in post-Ebola Liberia. The discussion aimed at assessing the impact of the virus and the responses of...

22-04-2015 in Peacebuilding

Peacebuilding in Africa: evolving challenges, responses and new thinking

From the 23th to the 25th of February 2015, the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) was represented at a conference hosted by Wilton Park in the United Kingdom, organized under the theme of 'Peacebuilding in Africa:...

12-03-2015 in Peacebuilding

Advancing an African peacebuilding agenda

From the 11th to the 12th of February 2015, the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) was represented at a conference hosted by the Institute of Security Studies in Pretoria, South Africa, organized under the theme of...

20-02-2015 in Peacebuilding

ACCORD hosts dialogue on peacebuilding in South Sudan

As part of a continued effort towards peace in South Sudan, ACCORD convened the "South Sudan Peacebuilding Dialogue and Reflection Seminar" in Juba, South Sudan from 2-3 December 2014. This was a follow-on workshop from the South Sudan study tour,...

09-02-2015 in Peacebuilding

ACCORD facilitates enhancement of peacebuilding in South Sudan

ACCORD is firmly dedicated to the enhancement of peacebuilding in South Sudan. As Africa's newest countries decides on how to move the country forward, the debates of truth versus justice have become popular elements in society. Issues such as the...

11-11-2014 in Peacebuilding

ACCORD participates in UNDP experts consultation to critically review reconciliation as a mechanism for conflict prevention and peacebuilding

From 2 to 4 September 2014, the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD), was represented in the Experts Consultation on Reconciliation as a Mechanism for Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding, hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)...

17-09-2014 in Peacebuilding