African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD)

The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) is a South Africa-based civil society organisation working throughout Africa to bring creative African solutions to the challenges posed by conflict on the continent. ACCORD's primary aim is to influence political developments by bringing conflict resolution, dialogue and institutional development to the forefront as an alternative to armed violence and protracted conflict. ACCORD specialises in conflict management, conflict analysis and conflict prevention. ACCORD intervenes in conflicts through mediation, negotiation, training, research and conflict analysis.

ACCORD works throughout Africa: from SADC in the south, through the Great Lakes region to the Horn of Africa and in West Africa. Since 1992, the organisation has trained over 20,000 people in conflict management and conflict resolution skills, focussing on all sectors: government and the public service, business, military and police, and civil society. ACCORD is part of the growing momentum for an African Renaissance. 

The United Nations has recognised ACCORD's approach of intervention, research, training and early warning as a viable model for conflict prevention and conflict transformation on the continent. In 2011 ACCORD signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) in order to work together to support the objectives of the ICGLR. 

ACCORD is the Regional Secretariat for GPPAC Southern Africa. 

www.accord.org.za