27th January 2020
RE: IMPORTANT APPOINTMENTS IN THE AACC
I take this opportunity to greet you in the New Year which we start under the heavy shadow of Covid-19, but with signs of hope. Allow me to inform you of the changes made by the General Committee of AACC at its last meeting in December 2020 concerning the structure of AACC as we streamline our activities for better coordination and effective program implementation. As of January 2021, there will only be three departments instead of five: Finance and Administration, Programs, and AU Liaison Office and Advocacy.
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS
The AACC has consolidated its programs work into one DEPARTMENT OF PROGRAMS. This will include the work done by our previous three departments: (a) Theology, Interfaith Relations and Ecclesial Leadership Development (b) Gender, Women and Youth and (c) Peace, Diakonia and Development. Rev. Dr. Lesmore Ezekiel will lead the new Department of Programs; the other colleagues in the previous departments will continue performing their duties within this new department. There are no further personnel changes.
AACC LIAISON OFFICE AT THE AU AND ADVOCACY
In our endeavor to enhance our advocacy work at the African Union which is expanding and intensifying, the office will also take responsibility for continental and global advocacy work for the AACC, working in close collaboration with the Secretariat in Nairobi. Mr. Gorden Simango will serve as Director for AU Liaison Office and Advocacy.
REGIONAL OFFICE IN LOME
We are making major changes in our Lomé office, to transition from mainly representational to more programmatic focus. We have been blessed to engage Rev. Angèle Wilson – Dogbe, as the coordinator of the Lomé office since January 1, 2021. Until recently, she was the General Secretary of the Methodist Church in Togo. She comes with a wide experience in continental ecumenical work and church leadership.
I ask you to continue praying for us and supporting us as we move forward in this year and beyond.
Rev. Dr. Fidon MWOMBEKI