We work with individuals, institutions, governments and society, to respond to and shape the changing development context, through the development of capacity. We seek to build peace through processes that emphasise ownership, mutuality and the acquisition of knowledge rather than its transfer.
We do this through the development of long-term partnerships, creating spaces for south-south cooperation and acting as a catalyst for mutual learning. Cord views capacity development as an endogenous and domestically driven process. Learning and capacity development are central to Cord’s work in supporting the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and impacting on the cycle of conflict, poverty and human rights abuses.
Our capacity development support consists of mutual relationships and long-term partnerships with national NGOs, social movements, governments and international organisations, which really contribute to building peace through justice, diversity and freedom, locally, regionally and nationally.