Cultivating communities that thrive

aboutFor more than 40 years, World Accord has been actively involved in successful international development projects and programs located in Central America (Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador) and Asia (Nepal) – with new and exciting projects being added as we continue to grow. The focus of the work of our partners is on sustainable agriculture (mostly agroecology and agroforestry), sexual and gender based violence, economic and social empowerment of women and girls, as well as strengthening the ability of local communities to adapt to the climate crisis.

World Accord’s philosophy of empowering people at the local level means that rather than simply sending money or sending our people to work in the field we take a different approach, based on the principles of partnership, respect and mutual learning. 

World Accord is successful because we partner with established local organizations already working effectively at the grassroots level in our program countries. We carefully select and screen our partners using a rigorous process of due diligence to ensure the integrity and expertise of the work that we support through our partners.  

During program implementation, we collaborate with our local partners to evaluate their programs, review their progress reports and celebrate their program milestones. To ensure accountability to our donors, we regularly interact with our partners by making frequent visits to see their work in action. Through these visits and relationships with our partners, we are able to ensure that every dollar that we receive is handled wisely, providing the maximum benefit to the people and communities we partner with around the world.

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projectsAt World Accord we deeply believe that effective international development begins at the local level. That is why we keep the knowledge and expertise of our program partners at the centre of the work we do. The end result of this collaborative approach is a process that delivers diverse, highly targeted development activities that respond to the unique needs, capacities, and goals of specific communities in their own environments. It also means that World Accord’s contributions help build long-term capacities and local economies.

World Accord is actively involved in a wide range of international development activities in Latin American and Asian countries that include: micro-enterprise and micro-credit, community healthcare initiatives, sustainable agricultural practices, education and capacity building, community organizing, soil and water conservation, environmental protection strategies, finance and accounting management, gender equality issues.

Association for Community Development, Environmental Protection & Multiple Services (ADCASMUS)

ADCASMUS works with families living in poverty or extreme poverty, in communities that receive little or no other institutional or...

Women in Action (MeA)

MeA works primarily with rural indigenous women organized into groups of 15 – 30 members, living in the highland region of Guate...

Rural Reconstruction Program (PRR)

PRR is a Honduran non-profit organization devoted to promoting rural community development. Founded in 1983, it works in four key ...

Women for Peace and Democracy (WPD) – Nepal

Women for Peace and De...


Expeditions-groupJoin an Expedition!

Have you always wanted to volunteer in a developing country doing something to make the world a better place?

Why not try a Learning Trip or a Construction Expedition to help build a school in a mountain community in Honduras. Our trips are open to anyone over 18 (or 14 with a guardian.)

We regularly go to the field on monitoring trips. Want to come with us? It could change how you see the world.

  • I am amazed at the speed of the weeks going by. The first week things were rolling along, next thing I turned around and wondered where all the time had gone Bill (Volunteer)
  • Surpassed my expectations! Enriching personally to live communally with such a big group of people and everyone get along Charity (Volunteer)
  • Hanging on the back of the truck breathing cloud; that's the sort of stuff that sustains me Devon (Volunteer)
  • It's emotional, physical, skills based, a full on experience Garrett (Volunteer)

Project News Blog

World Accord Joins the Movement for Community-Led Development

10 Nov, 2021 - By

By Isabelle Hachette – Program Coordinator World Accord is the newest member of the Movement for Community-Led Development (MCLD)[1]. A coalition of seventy-four organizations of all sizes implementing projects worldwide through local partners.    The MCLD aligns with our mission and values as it works to bring civil society and governments into an effective partnership […]

One story of impact in Guatemala

05 Oct, 2021 - By

This thanksgiving what are you thankful for? Here is one story of a thankful program participant in guatemala. Ciriaca Ajin Bala is a program participant from the Chirijuyu community in Tecpán. She is a strong and hardworking entrepreneur and very dedicated to her community. She also produces textile crafts of high quality such as hand-woven […]


We would be happy to answer any questions about the work of World Accord, our partners, programs, volunteer activities, international expeditions or ways that you can make a donation. We look forward to speaking with you!
Mailing Address: World Accord C/O Heartwood House 404 McArthur Avenue Ottawa, Ontario Canada K1K 1G8 Phone: Tel: 519.747.2215 Toll free: 1.800.525.3545 Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm World Accord – International Development Agency Contact: Kristin Douglas, Executive Director E: kdouglas@worldaccord.org Isabelle Hachette, Program Manager E: ihachette@worldaccord.org Ann Meinzinger, Administrative Assistant E: ameinzinger@worldaccord.org

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Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm World Accord – International Development Agency

World Accord 1C-185 Frobisher Dr. Waterloo, Ontario Canada N2V 2E6
Phone Number: Tel: 519.747.2215
Toll free: 1.800.525.3545