The African Organization for Common Ground is a legacy of the international organization Search For Common Ground (Search), which closed its programs in Morocco due to a shift in its global strategy. AOCG is committed to continuing the mission of Search in Morocco using the same approaches and strategies.
Since 2001, the organization has worked in Morocco with Moroccan society to transform the way people and institutions deal with conflict and violence. Carried out in partnership with state institutions and civil society, our projects have helped to institutionalize mediation in Morocco and have obtained international recognition.
We use classic techniques of conflict resolution and transformation, such as mediation, facilitation and negotiation, but also innovative techniques such as sport, artistic expression or the use of multimedia to generate mutually beneficial cooperative relationships between the different parties involved in conflicts.
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The African Organization for Common Ground is promoting change of attitude toward conflict, recognition of capacities and ownership of the skills developed by the beneficiaries of programming.
AOCG has identified the following niches in which we continue to play an important role in Morocco
Our approach to peace building focus on addressing root causes of conflicts, and conducting highly localized researches. as well as building a “community of practice” linking international and local practitioners.
AOCG focus on the Common Ground Approach and Alternative Dispute Resolution approach to ensure that local governments and administration are included as part of the solution to greater youth inclusion, rather than sidelined as adversaries.
AOCG focus on promoting the collaboration approach among local women’s CSOs and Associations Féminines and encourage the efforts of building coalitions and networking.
We aim at ensuring that the efforts of local and international actors to protect children are well illustrated at the community level, achieving maximum quality and impact.
AOCG work focus on building the capacity of local CSOs to work within prisons and with former inmates to promote social reintegration.
AOCG is committed to empowering people with disabilities and enhance their quality of life.