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Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development (ACORD)

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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:
  • Guinea
  • Uganda
  • Sudan
  • Burkina Faso
  • Ethiopia
  • Mauritania
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Mali
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Chad
  • Kenya
  • Mozambique
  • Angola
  • Central African Republic
  • Rwanda
  • 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:
    Year of registration: 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
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