Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development (ACORD)

Organization's name: Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development (ACORD)
Organization's acronym: ACORD
Headquarters address  
Address: P.O. Box 61216-00200
Nairobi

Kenya
Phone: +254 20 2721186, +254 20 2721185, +254 20 2721172
Fax: +254 20 2721166
Email: info@acordinternational.org
Web site: www.acordinternational.org
Organization type: Non-governmental organization
Languages:
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • French

Activities

Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:
Economic and Social:
  • Agriculture
  • Citizenship and Governance
  • Development
  • Environment
  • Extreme poverty
  • Financing for Development
  • Food
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Human Rights
  • Least Developed Countries
  • Micro-Credit
  • Minority Rights
  • Peace and Security
  • Refugees
  • Social Development
  • Sustainable Development
  • Trade and Development
  • Violence
  • Women
  • Women/gender Equality

Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Advocacy and outreach
  • Capacity building
  • Human rights of women
  • Millennium Development Goals
  • Policy advice
  • Research
  • Violence against women
  • Women and HIV/AIDS
  • Women and armed conflict
  • Women and poverty

Social Development:
  • Conflict
  • Poverty

Sustainable Development:
  • Agriculture
  • Desertification and Drought
  • Gender equality
  • Integrated decision-making
  • Land management
  • Poverty
  • Protecting and managing the natural resources
  • Rural Development
  • Sanitation
  • Sustainable development for Africa
Geographic scope: International
Country of activity:
  • Burkina Faso
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Ethiopia
  • Rwanda
  • Kenya
  • Guinea
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Mali
  • Uganda
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Chad
  • Angola
  • Sudan
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Central African Republic
Millennium Development Goals:
  • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
Mission statement:
Year established (YYYY): 1976
Year of registration (YYYY): 1981
Organizational structure: The General Assembly approves annual accounts, board appointments, strategic plan and broad policies. The Board of Directors controls ACORD’s work and is accountable to the Assembly. The senior management team is responsible for day-to-day management and is accountable to the Board. The decentralized country offices are accountable to the ACORD Secretariat, which is structured in four divisions: programming, finance, partnership, funding and communication, and Human Resources management & administration.
Number and type of members: As of 31 December 2011, 4 organisational legal members and 14 individual legal members, a majority from Africa.
Funding structure:
  • Membership fees or dues
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources
  • Foreign and international grants

Additional Information

Sustainable Development

Major group affiliation:
  • Non-governmental organization

Other UN Entities

Accreditation with other UN Entities:
  • UNEP