The African Coalition for Corporate Accountability (ACCA) was launched with the support of Global Rights in November 2013. To date, the ACCA has 123 members organisations from 31 African countries which support African communities and individuals whose human rights are adversely impacted daily by the activities of corporations, both multi-national and domestic.
We are civil society organisations working on issues ranging from mining and other extractive industries, public and private security sector accountability, natural resource rights, including land acquisition, tenure and property rights, financial regulatory policy, as well as accountability mechanisms for human and peoples rights, and environmental rights.
ACCA’s vision is a continent where communities’ right to development is fulfilled and their agency to fully participate in the exercise of this right is respected. We envision an Africa where human rights are promoted, protected, and respected by business and governments, and victims and affected communities of human rights violations have access to adequate and effective remedies.
ACCA’s mission is facilitating an alliance that crosses borders and creates a strong and united African network of civil society organisations and communities. The coalition seeks the protection and promotion of human rights in relation to business activity. The ACCA provides a regional platform to share information and knowledge among its Members and communities and between ACCA and other coalitions and organisations.
ACCA will use policy advocacy, evidence-based research, capacity-building and technical support to promote community rights, as affected by businesses, at regional and international levels, while also focusing on national domestication and implementation of regional and international mechanisms.