Damian Oakes, Josua Loots

The ACCA, launched in November, 2013, is a coalition of eighty-nine organizations from twenty-eight African countries supporting local communities and individuals whose human rights are adversely impacted daily by the activities of corporations, both domestically and internationally.

The ACCA’s areas of focus range 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. Since its inception, the ACCA has employed policy advocacy, evidence-based research, capacity-building and technical support to promote community rights, as well as national domestication and implementation of regional and international mechanisms.