Where we work

Cord is building peace throughout Southeast Asia and in east Africa. Have a look at the countries we’re working in, the challenges they face and how we’re responding.


In Bangladesh Cord is helping farmers adapt to the impacts of climate change. In ethnic communities where poverty and human rights violations are rife, our partners are educating groups on land-rights.


Burundi’s history is dominated by conflict. It is one of the world’s poorest countries. Cord projects are tackling poverty, building social cohesion and helping communities process their painful past.


Cord’s peacebuilding work in Cambodia includes helping families secure land titles for where they live, supporting women human rights defenders and educating indigenous communities on the law and their rights.


Laos is one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia. Minority groups face repression. Cord is working with both grassroots organisations and authorities to develop trust, peace and stability.


Cord is building peace in Thailand by supporting Indigenous people and local authorities to resolve land disputes. We’re helping to increase leadership opportunities for women in their communities.


Uganda has struggled to recover from a devastating 20 year civil war. Cord’s partners are helping to reduce gender based violence and empowering communities to peacefully resolve their disputes.


In Vietnam Cord is strengthening human rights defenders and supporting indigenous communities who are forced from their land. We’re helping communities and authorities to develop positive, trusting relationships.

Hope on the horizon

Thousands of families around the world face the threat of losing their land, and with it, their homes and means to survive. But hope is uniting these poor communities; they are rising up against injustice. And you can stand shoulder to shoulder with them.  

How we work

Read about our strategy, theory of change and how we measure our impact. Find out why working in partnership is so important to us and who we’re working with.

Areas of work

We’re making peace possible through a diverse range of projects. Explore our programmes focusing on freedom of religion or belief, climate change, women’s empowerment, Indigenous people’s rights and much more.
Lives changed
EMPOWER is Cord’s project which builds peace by training Women Environmental Defenders in Southeast Asia. But what does this really mean in practice? Here’s a wonderful example of how this project works and the incredible difference your support makes! Mrs Cil Thu is 27 and lives in Cil Mup village in Dam Rong district, Lam ...