ACED is a think-and-do tank driving equitable development across Africa.
Through building partnerships, sharing expertise and developing sustainable solutions, we guide and support policy makers and practitioners to make fair, inclusive and informed decisions.
Our work focuses on four thematic areas: food systems, nature economy, digital economy and human development.
At the heart of our work is an integrated approach that combines evidence generation and translation, policy engagement and on-the-ground action. Our work supports and guides decision makers and practitioners, enabling more effective decisions that foster inclusive and equitable development.
- In recent decades, the number of hungry people in the world had decreased, but this is no longer the case.
- In Benin, 9.6% of the population, or more than one million people, is food insecure and chronic malnutrition affects 32% of young children.
- While more than 70 per cent of the country’s population lives from agriculture – and therefore has the means to produce its own food – the limited diversity of production, the predominance of small farms and low productivity mean that farmers’ incomes have remained low and food insecurity is still high.
- Pressure on natural resources is increasing and exacerbated by climate change.
Our work is guided by:
Our Principles and Values
Collaboration and transparency are core to how we work.
– As a team we are motivated by our shared desire to make positive change happen.
We embrace new approaches and always look for different ways to do things.
Our work is based on 4 pillars
ACED is supported by a variety of partners.
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