BRUSSELS, Mar. 4, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) have signed a non-exclusive Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further enable cooperation between the two organizations on humanitarian and development projects in certain locations around the world.
Under terms of the agreement, UNOPS can gain access to Accenture’s in-depth business, technology and digital experience, from strategy to execution, to deliver innovative development solutions. In particular, Accenture Development Partnerships will provide services related to supply chain management, digital technology and the creation and management of cross-sector partnerships, strengthening UNOPS’ ability to deliver development solutions that have a lasting impact.
Nikolaj Gilbert, UNOPS Director of Partnerships, said: “We are delighted to forge this new relationship with Accenture. Combining our core competencies will enable us to provide new and impactful advisory and implementation services that can help address the complex operational challenges encountered on the ground. Together we will be able to undertake new projects for the benefit of people in need.”
Marty Rodgers, Accenture’s Global Client Account Lead for the United Nations, said: “Accenture has been honoured to support the United Nations system, from the Secretariat to various Programmes, Funds and Specialized Agencies, to help solve some of its most complex and mission-critical strategy, technology and operations challenges. We are proud to have the opportunity to extend this relationship further into the field with UNOPS and its partners through our Accenture Development Partnerships business model.”
Louise James, managing director, Accenture Development Partnerships added: “With a strong record for working in the international development sector to help agencies develop action-oriented strategies that deliver lasting social change, we are proud to collaborate with UNOPS to help provide UN agencies with access to Accenture’s world-class skills, knowledge and talent while working together to enhance the impact of UN programs.”
For more than 13 years, Accenture Development Partnerships has worked with leading international development organizations to address complex social issues around the world, including the Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council, administered by UNOPS. The Accenture Development Partnership mission is to provide solutions that contribute lasting positive changes with social, economic and environmental impact. Accenture Development Partnerships achieves this by channelling Accenture’s business and technology skills, insights and capabilities to deliver benefits that help improve the way the world lives and works.
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