Welcome To AACC-CETA

We are the largest association of Protestant, Orthodox and Indigenous churches in Africa.

Membership

The AACC fellowship accounts for over 120 million Christians across the continent.

Programmes

Our programmes are diverse equiping members in Good Governance and Democratic Transitions, Migration and Human Trafficking, Interfaith Dialogue among others.

This Regional Office was created in 1974 by a decision made in the AACC General Assembly held in Lusaka, Zambia.
The Lome Regional Office was hosted from 1974 to 1978 by the Eglise Evangélique du Togo and then officially launched in 1978 when the Togolese government granted the office diplomatic status. Its raison d’être at the time of the launch was to facilitate a fluid and continuous flow of information between the Nairobi headquarters and West/Central Africa with a special focus on AACC’s francophone constituency, thus bringing the AACC closer to far-flung member churches.
Reporting to the General Secretariat, the Regional Office hosts designated continental programme activities.

The AACC – AU story begun in earnest with the movement towards total liberation of Africa from the strong holds of colonial rule. There was great expectation and enthusiasm, at the time, for change in the continent, for dignity and  for the unity of Africa.
The Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which has since been transformed to the Africa Union (AU), was created in May 1963, while AACC was called to its mission in April 1963. From that time forward, the political and prophetic messages echoed across the continent, heralding the call of Nkrumah and Sir Francis Ibiam; “Africa must Unite’’!

Following the welcome change from the OAU to the AU in 2002, the AACC undertook an internal assessment resulting in a conscious decision to work closely with the AU.
The AACC established the AU Liaison Office to enable African Churches and ecumenical partners to develop and sustain active, consistent, coherent and critical witness to Africa’s peace and security; to monitor issues of human rights, justice, democracy, good political governance and socio-economic development through active ecumenical accompaniment with the African Union  and its related organs.
The timely action taken by AACC in creating the office of the Ecumenical Envoy to the African Union is a significant political and diplomatic move, addressing the above objectives and justifying its activities.

The Office of the General Secretary has the overall responsibility of coordination and management of the organization including the regular meetings of the governing bodies.
 
The Office of the General Secretary discharges its strategic functions through the following thrusts:


Thrust 1:
Leadership and Coordination
This thrust focuses the Office of the General Secretary on the internal organizational capacity of the AACC activities, including human resource management and networking to ensure there is coherence, coordination, and focus in the delivery of the mandate of the organization.


Thrust 2:
Nurturing Relationships with Ecumenical Partners and other key players
This thrust ensures that there is nurturing relationship with partners and other key players with whom AACC can deliver and fulfill its mission in Africa and beyond.


Thrust 3:
Communication and Public Relations
This thrust aims at promoting the AACC’s image more clearly, with emphasis on the need to constantly update and keep in touch with member churches, partners and the public.


Thrust 4:
Relations with the Constituency
This thrust aims at getting closer to members to enhance ownership, support and participation.

Contact

All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC-CETA)

General Secretariat: Waiyaki Way.
P.O. Box 14205-00800 Westlands,
Nairobi, Kenya.

Tel: +254 20 4441483, 4441338/9
Fax: +254 20 4443241, 4445835
Email: secretariat@aacc-ceta.org

Location

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