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Southern African Centre for Constructive Resolutions of Disputes (SACCORD)

Lusaka, Zambia
Joined June 2022

SACCORD's tagline is promotion of peace, democracy & development through its various interventions within the areas of human rights, conflict resolution, and promotion of free & fair Elections.

Presence in: Malawi, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Community Organizing, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Policy Advocacy, Right to Information

SACCORD is anchored on the realization of a peaceful world where individual citizens will live in peace with access to basic necessities of life while fully participating in the affairs of their societies. The focus on the Southern Africa Region takes cognizance of the impact on Zambia of wars and conflicts in neighboring countries.  The vision & mission statement are:

Vision Statement: Zambia and Southern Africa Region where democracy, justice, peace and human security prevail”.

Mission Statement: “SACCORD is a Zambian based civil society organization that promotes peace and democratic governance for the people of Zambia and the Southern African Region through peace building, human rights strengthening, nurturing local & regional partnerships as well as holding duty bearers accountable.”

Values and principles

  • Non-violence,Accountability, Transparency, Gender equality, Learning, Non-partisanship, Tolerance for diversity, Social Justice & Networking

Some of SACCORD’s Activities

  • Develop, research, support and implement programmes to evolve a peace culture in Zambia, Africa and the world.
  • Co-ordinate, facilitate and collaborate with any individuals and institutions that promote preventive conflict resolution,
  • Print and publish any newspapers, newsletters, brochures, periodicals, books, leaflets. Posters, billboards that promote the objectives of the Centre.

 KEY Achievements for SACCORD

  1. Has monitored all general elections starting with the 2001 general elections to the 2016 general elections;
  2. Leading civil society in advocating for the review of the public order act;
  3. Holds Public forums for stakeholders engagements every year;
  4. Leading civil society in developing a Zambian Network for Human Rights defenders;
  5. Conducted a successful national wide research in 2019 in the department of police with an aim of assessing the barriers faced by women in Uniform in Peace keeping missions.

People Associated With This Organization

Arthur Muyunda

Southern African Centre for...
Joined June 2022
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Community Organizing, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Policy Advocacy
Arthur Muyunda currently working as Programs Manager for Southern African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (SACCORD) is a hardworking and enthusiastic individual. Arthur Muyunda possess the following skills;
Arthur participated in the development of the National Youth policies as well and evaluating the National land policy. He engaged with Ministry of Agriculture when he worked with Youth Development Organisation to analyze the Agricultural policies which never used to allow young people and women to access farming inputs. Arthur has also been sitting on a team of experts that have been analyzing the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (ACDEG) during CSOs advocacy for the domestication of the ACDEG by the Zambian Government.
Arthur Muyunda worked with Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) where he was in charge of an International Exchange programme called International Citizens service which provided him with a platform of supervising various groups youths for a period of 4 years. During his services at VSO, he interacted with people of different cultures on a daily basis. Education Background
*Bachelor of Arts in Library and Information Science with Public
Administration (BA.LIS) (2018) University of Zambia;
*Diploma in Volunteer Programme Development and Management, University of Venda, South Africa, *certificate in child counseling and another certificate in psychosocial Counseling PART 1 and 2 obtained from the Salvation Amy AIDS Management & Training
Services, Chikankata and KARA Counseling and Training, Lusaka; *Currently Studying (Distance Education) for a Diploma in Management and Administration with Cambridge International College of the United Kingdom.
Other short but Useful trainings/workshops;
- Peace building and conflict management by the American Embassy.
Arthur Muyunda is the network champion (main point of contact) for Southern African Centre for Constructive Resolutions of Disputes (SACCORD).

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