ACDRC operates in Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda as a non–profit organization, specializing in technically supporting fellow development agents with its knowledge generation (research) and capacity building consultancy services. Proceeds of our consultancy services are then channeled towards charitable community development efforts centered on capacity building of budding women–led and youth empowerment associations. We further apply for grants from international funding partners for community development projects in the fields of public health, child protection and sustainable livelihoods, where our approaches are centered on capacity strengthening. Through our services we strive to raise organized community groups from being informal entities to being serious, authentic, consistent and sustainable people–led movements for meaningful community development.
We take delight in having received demand and taken our evaluative research and capacity building services profiled in this document as far afield as Afghanistan, Swaziland, Eritrea, South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia and Botswana. More information about our operations is accessible on www.acdrcenter.org
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We offer all our capacity–building training within the Training for Transformation framework, which works wonders whenever the goal is to foster sustainability, eliminate a sense of dependency, strengthen institutional structures, build effective movements, undo entrenched stereotypes reminiscent of intolerance and promote self–reliance.
Using participatory methodologies we conduct the research that national, regional and international NGOs or private corporate clients require in order to make key decisions about the design of their community development work or business.
ACDRC expertly leads or facilitates and documents processes for organizational development including but not limited to the following
As illustrated above, we offer cyclical services whereby knowledge generated through our research consultancies informs, and income mobilized thereby, augment grants to support our community development efforts, while experience gained through implementing programs generate themes for our further research. We go a step further, and make our very program implementation processes a rolling operations research venture for which
we produce scientific research papers and publications. We have successfully piloted this model with our leading client and partner, The Gender and Media Connect (GMC), using its “Engendering the Media Project (2014–2017) in Zimbabwe.