Participants posing for a photo.
Association of Member Episcopal Conference in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) has opened a leadership and management training for top Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC) Diocesan Administration in Lusaka.
Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC) Secretary General Father Cleophas Lungu who opened the training workshop said the development shows how AMECEA is relevant to the Zambian Church.
Father Lungu also said the training workshop that has attracted 50 participants from all 11 Catholic Dioceses in Zambia, all from Curial Offices, is a privileged moment to share best practices in terms of management of personnel, structures and resources. The participants include Vicar Generals, Pastoral Coordinators, Financial Administrators and other Administrators.
This workshop taking place at Kasisi Retreat Center will end on 5th September, 2015.
And AMECEA deputy Secretary General Father Father Chrisantus Ndaga noted that the training workshop will highlight Leadership and Management, Youth ministry and chaplaincy, Information Communications and Planning and project management.
He also said that the training to be conducted by the Catholic University and AMECEA shall have a session on planning and methods of fundraising.
Other key benefits of this Capacity Building program which is supported by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) includes supporting the Catholic Bishops in capacity building to establish and maintain an effective, diverse and motivated workforce at diocesan level to ensure excellence in support of the region’s pastoral outreach by empowering all the parts of the region.
Father Ndaga further said after the training, it is expected to see strengthened professionalism, in leadership and communication skills and also to create some kind of uniformity in the management of Institutions and affairs of the Church Institutions within the region as well as pooling of resources for income generating projects.
Father Ndaga also announced that modalities are underway for a possibility to hold a similar training in Eritrea where VISA challenges still exist.
AMECEA is a regional catholic body consisting of eight countries namely Malawi, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania, Eritrea, Zambia, Uganda and Ethiopia.