Directions to ACCORD

ACCORD lies on the north side of Durban, South Africa, in a suburb called Mount Edgecombe. It is just off the N2 highway, and very close to Umhlanga Rocks and the Gateway shopping complex.

Directions to ACCORD House from King Shaka International Airport

  1. On exiting King Shaka International Airport take the N2 (South) - you will pass through a toll booth
  2. Take the left off ramp at Mount Edgecombe / Gateway, staying on the right hand side of the off ramp
  3. At the end of the off ramp you will come to a set of robots
  4. Turn right onto the M41, going over a bridge (now heading towards Verulam / Phoenix)
  5. At the end of the bridge you will come to a set of robots
  6. Continue over the robots, still the (M41)
  7. After the robots on the left hand side you will see the Illovo Sugar building and other office buildings
  8. Take your first left off the M41 (you will see SARS, an Engen Garage and a Spar on your left and Flanders Mall on your right)
  9. Continue until the end of the road (T – junction), keeping left
  10. At the T-junction turn left in front of the artificial waterfall (it has Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estate written on it) into Flanders Drive
  11. Continue up Flanders Drive (the golf course will be on your right hand side)
  12. ACCORD House is the only building on the right hand side of the road (overlooking the golf course. On the ground floor of ACCORD House are Pam Golding Properties, MarcoPolo Restaurant, Wakefields and a Travel Agency)
  13. Turn right into Golf Course drive and then right again in order to turn into ACCORD House’s parking
  14. Please proceed to the second floor reception area

Switchboard Contact number +27 31 502 3908

At the UNSC

ACCORD is proud to have been the first African NGO to address the UN Security Council. Vasu Gounden, Founder and Executive Director of ACCORD, addressed the UNSC on 20 September 2005, as part of a debate on the role of civil society in conflict prevention and the pacific settlement of disputes, and on 15 December 2005 on cooperation between the UN and African regional organisations in the field of peace and security.

ACCORD Acronyms

ACCORD - African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes
ACM - Advanced Conflict Management
AJA - The Promotion of Administrative Justice Act 3/2000
AJCR - African Journal on Conflict Resolution
AU - African Union CIMIC Civil-military cooperation
CM - Conflict Management (as in “training in CM”)
CP - Constitutionalism Programme at ACCORD
CPMR - Conflict Prevention, Mitigation & Response
CPT - Cape Town, South Africa
CT - Conflict Trends magazine
CU - Communications Unit at ACCORD
DBN - Durban, South Africa
DRC - - Democratic Republic of the Congo
ED Executive Director
EISA - Electoral Institute of Southern Africa
GTZ - German Technical Cooperation (an ACCORD client)
IAPTC - International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centres
ICM - Introduction to Conflict Management
JHB - Johannesburg, South Africa MAC
IQC - Managing African Conflict Indefinite Quantity Contract
MISA - Media Institute of Southern Africa
NEPAD - New Partnership for African Development
OAU - Organisation of African Unity
PA - Preventive Action Programme at ACCORD
PTA - Pretoria, South Africa
PTSC - Kenya Peace Support Training Centre
PubSec - Public Sector Conflict Management Programme at ACCORD
RCSA - Regional Centre for Southern Africa
SA/RSA - South Africa
SADC - Southern African Development Community
SAFDEM - Southern African Civilian Standby Roster for Humanitarian Relief and Peacekeeping Missions
SANDF - South African National Defence Force
TBA - To be ascertained
TBC - To be confirmed
TfP - Training for Peace
ToT - Training of Trainers
TU - Training Unit at ACCORD
UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
UNHCHR - United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNU - United Nations University
USAID - United States Agency for International Development (an ACCORD funder)

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