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Inter-Church Coalition on Africa
Organization profile published 1983

Year Published:  1983  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2895

Abstract:  The INTER-CHURCH COALITON ON AFRICA (ICCAF) is a project of the Canadian Churches to work in solidarity with the Churches of Africa. Its primary purpose is to improve the capacity of Canadian churches and other concerned groups who are working to educate Canadians about Africa, and to strenghten participation and soldarity action.

COALITION objectivess incuding assisting Churches in commom advocacy action on Canadian government policies in matters related to Africa, monitoring developments in Africa, interpreting Africa to Canadians, providing a forum for sharing of information; analysis, strategies and priorities growing out the the Churches work in Africa, and making known the requests for solidarity for the African Churches.

The COALITION functions through two working groups, and its main work takes place at this level. The groups have both Church representatives and other interested persons. Tthe current countries of focus are Namibia and Tanzania. For Namibia the major issued worked on its militarization as its affects development, human rights, and displacement of persons. For Tanzania the role of women and youth in development, and the concept of aid and dependence versus self-sufficiency are primary concerns.

This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1983.


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