Accord for Development specializes in the provision of sustainable development initiatives in rural marginal communities as well as in disadvantaged urban centers.
Accord assists our clients and stakeholders to implement projects that are meant to deliver sustainable development value to the beneficiaries and impacted populations. Accord works in concert and partnership with different entities to identify, design, and implement projects in the most cost effective and sustainable manner.
In other to ensure the desired impact Accord uses a participatory planning and design approach which ensures that the needs and expectations of the beneficiaries and project owners are incorporated into the project concept design..
At Accord, we are constantly finding ways to improve the effectiveness of development projects. We recognize that the best outcomes are only possible when there is a critical awareness and understanding of the causal factors surrounding a problem issue. Using participatory tools and approaches, we undertake problem and situation analysis, we assess the needs of target populations and incorporate their inputs into project design.
Accord can also carry out impact assessment studies and analysis to determine the level of impact of projects, events or occurrence on the livelihood of affected populations. We also perform stakeholder analysis, we test innovative approaches, and we can prove the workability of project concepts.
We have successfully carried out regional and national scope database and projects for international development institutions such as the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
One of the core services of Accord is the provision of capacity building training and support to clients and stakeholders that are aimed at improve performance and efficiency. Accord can organize tailored capacity building workshops for partners aimed at closing up capacity gaps and enhancing the competencies and institutional skills for effective project management and attainment of organisational objectives.
Some of our clients including Oil and Gas companies have been provided with knowledge to embrace emerging strategies and concepts for a more effective corporate community engagement and interface actions that creates and foster enduring and fruitful relations in a peaceful environment. We have worked with Local Government Authorities LGAs to improve their processes and carried out trainings for their staff.
We also assist rural and marginal communities to set up cooperatives and engage in constructive development endeavours. We have organised study tours which can facilitate knowledge sharing, social exposure that can facilitate appropriate attitudinal and behavioural changes in them and thus make them change drivers.