The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD)

The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) is a South African-based civil society organisation working throughout Africa to bring creative African solutions to the chellenges 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. We intervene in conflicts through mediation, negotiation, training, research and conflict analysis.

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Policy and Research Papers

Decentralising Liberia’s Security Sector: the Role of Non-Governmental Actors in Justice and Security Delivery

This article discussed the reduction of the UNMIL presence in Liberia and the rolling out a network of regional security and justice hubs across the country. The aim is to decentralise security, justice services and personnel to increase citizens’ access to justice and avoid the creation of a security vacuum.