Gounden visits ACCORD's Burundi operations

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The Founder and Executive Director of ACCORD, Vasu Gounden, traveled to Burundi from 9-12 September 2007, where he visited ACCORD’s Burundi Country Office as well as had meetings with a variety of stakeholders related to ACCORD’s ongoing work in that country.

In 2006, during the time that ACCORD presented the Africa Peace Award to the Nation of Burundi, ACCORD also signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Burundi. This agreement provided an extension of ACCORD’s work in Burundi to assist the new government to: increase their capacity to plan and implement national level policies and build capacity in areas critical to a successful post conflict period; to reinforce the capacity of the Burundi Government to develop and implement short, medium and long term strategies and implementation plan; as well as other activities identified by ACCORD and the government of Burundi.