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
How we effect change in the world.
Promote dialogue as a preferred response to conflict.
Generate, document and share knowledge that positively impacts on conflict prevention, management, resolution and transformation.
Develop the capacity of individuals and institutions to prevent, manage, resolve and transform conflict and long termdevelopment.
Assist in the development and implementation of policies and frameworks that enhance peaceful responses to conflict.
Provide conflict resolution services in the form of facilitation, mediation and other consensus building techniques.
Encourage and promote a holistic approach to conflict prevention, management , resolution and transformation.
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.
Popularising Conflict Resolution: Building a new culture
Aim: To influence the paradigm shift from protest politics to negotiation politics
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
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
Encouraging and consolidating dialogue towards the prevention, management and transformation of conflict
Aim: To affect a paradigm shift towards dialogue
Promoting the peaceful settlement of political conflicts
Aim: To influence the paradigm shift from armed and military responses to political dialogue
Enhancing Multi-dimensional Approaches to Complex Conflicts
Aim: To enhance collaboration and coordination towards improving the effectiveness of responses to increasingly complex conflicts
ACCORD’s Strategic Objectives
2022 – 2026
ACCORD 30 Year Timeline: 1992-2022
See a detailed timeline of highlights from ACCORD's work over the last 30 years.