The Mali Peace Initiative (MPI), known by its French acronym ACCORD (Appui à la Cohésion Communautaire et les Opportunités de Réconciliation et de Développement), was the instrument that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Mali was using to strengthen targeted communities’ resilience to conflict and radicalization by working with Malian government actors and local communities on addressing priority development and reconciliation needs. The program was comprised of three components that doubled as strategic objectives:

  1. Improve citizen perceptions of Malian government actors in targeted areas.
  2. Strengthen communities’ social and economic resilience to negative external influences.
  3. Improve the role and voice of women and youth in political and peace processes in Mali.

Selected Outcomes

  • 300 public sector, business leaders and civil society in Kidal, Mali are stating collaboration with one another.
  • 280 local women are participating in a substantive role or position in a peace-building process supported by the project.
  • 84,000 beneficiaries are receiving improved infrastructure services.
  • 10,000 people are gaining access to safely managed drinking water services.
  • 800 learners in primary schools or equivalent non-school based settings have been reached with education assistance.
  • 200 learners in secondary schools or equivalent non-school based settings have been reached with education assistance.