Senior ABSA Executives visit ACCORD

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On Tuesday, 08 July 2008 Adie du Plessis, the General Manager: Specialized Finance Solutions at Absa Corporate and Business Bank, along with Philip de Kock, the Absa Regional Manager for Commercial Property Finance and Graig Merritt (Manager: Relationship Executive, ABSA) visited ACCORD House to discuss funding for ACCORD’s Africa Peace Centre (APC).

JICA visit ACCORD to discuss Peace Centre

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On 15 April Norimasa Yoshida, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) NEPAD Advisor, visited ACCORD House to discuss ACCORD’s plans for the construction of the Africa Peace Centre (APC) in order to assist with identifying possible funding opportunities from Japan. During the visit Mr. Yoshida met with ACCORD Staff and visited the site for the APC on the Bluff Headland.

Indian Consul visits ACCORD

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On 1 March the new Indian Consul General in Durban, Mr. Harsh Vardhan Shringla, visited ACCORD House where he met with ACCORD Founder and Executive Director Mr. Vasu Gounden. The visit provided an opportunity to inform Mr Shringla about ACCORD’s programmatic work as well as plans for ACCORD’s Africa Peace Centre, to be built on the Bluff Headland overlooking the city of Durban.

Professor Klaus Schwab

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ACCORD is doing a great work and I fully applaud the [APC] initiative." - Professor Klaus Schwab, President of the World Economic Forum

ACCORD celebrate Africa Day at site of the Africa Peace Centre

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ACCORD celebrated Africa Day, 25 May 2007, with a short symbolic ceremony on the Bluff Headland in Durban, future site for the Africa Peace Centre (APC), a NEPAD approved project. ACCORD's current five year vision (2007-2012) is focused on "Encouraging and consolidating dialogue towards the prevention, management and transformation of conflict" with the aim of affecting a paradigm shift towards dialogue.