Our Vision

Promoting dialogue towards building peaceful coexistence in an interdependent world

Our Mission

ACCORD seeks to encourage and promote the constructive resolution of disputes, by the peoples of Africa, and so assist in achieving political stability and socio-economic recovery, within just and democratic societies, towards peaceful co-existence

Our Objectives

How we effect change in the world.

Medium Term Strategies

See below ACCORD's five year strategic foci over the last 30 years since its inception in 1992, as the institution adapts its response to the changing conflict environment on the Continent and beyond.

1992—1996

Popularising Conflict Resolution: Building a new culture

Aim: To influence the paradigm shift from protest politics to negotiation politics

1992—1996
1997—2001

Institutionalising conflict resolution: Building systems, structures and capacity

Aim: To build African capacity for the peaceful settlement of disputes and to influence the shape of governance in Africa

1997—2001
2002—2006

Expanding conflict management for effective Governance

Aim: To link conflict management to effective political and economic governance by strengthening existing responses to conflict and developing new and innovative approaches

2002—2006
2007—2011

Encouraging and consolidating dialogue towards the prevention, management and transformation of conflict

Aim: To affect a paradigm shift towards dialogue

2007—2011
2012—2016

Promoting the peaceful settlement of political conflicts

Aim: To influence the paradigm shift from armed and military responses to political dialogue

2012—2016
2017—2021

Mitigating Conflict

Aim: To strengthen institutional and individual capacities and responses in Africa to prevent, manage, and resolve conflict, towards building sustainable peace, security and development
2017—2021
2022—2026

Enhancing Multi-dimensional Approaches to Complex Conflicts

Aim: To enhance collaboration and coordination towards improving the effectiveness of responses to increasingly complex conflicts

2022—2026

ACCORD’s Strategic Objectives

2022 – 2026

Enhancing the Institutional responses of the AU and RECs to complex conflicts

Strengthening the role of multi-dimensional stakeholders to deal with complex conflicts

Enhancing the role of women to prevent, mitigate and resolve complex conflicts

Enhancing the role of youth to prevent, mitigate and resolve complex conflicts

Contributing evidence based analysis, policy support and knowledge to respond to complex conflicts

ACCORD 30 Year Timeline: 1992-2022

See a detailed timeline of highlights from ACCORD's work over the last 30 years.

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