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Second Semester 2014 JASCNET Action Plan

 

General objective (2013-2015): To make Social Centres driving force for the advancement of Africa.  To reinforce the Social Apostolate work in every province and region.

 

6 mains themes for the second semester

 

  1. Characteristics of social apostolate
  2. Social doctrine of the church
  3. Peace, justice, human rights and reconciliation
  4. Governance of natural and mineral resources
  5. Ecology
  6. Migration

 

Second Semester 2014

 

June: Characteristics of social apostolate:Working group on the content and methodology of training in characteristics of the Social Centres.

 

-          Workshop on the content and methodology of the training  (Nairobi 6-8 June 2014)

 

-          Draft of the Training hand book (July - November 2014, Antoine Berilengar S.J., Ferdinand Muhigirwa S.J., Rigobert Minani S.J.)

 

July: Social Doctrine of the Church:Working group on the content and methodology of training in Social Doctrine of the Church.

 

-          E-mails exchange on the content and methodology of the training of social doctrine (May –July 2014).

 

-          Draft of the training Hand Book (Léon De Saint Moulin S.J. and Rigobert Minani S.J., September – December 2014).

 

August: Peace, Justice, Human Rights and Reconciliation (January to December 2014)

 

-       Follow up on the Great lakes working group on-going activity (panel on Transitional Justice during the HPSIR international conference in transitional justice (8-9 October 2014).

 

-       Focus on West Africa Region: Research on Central Africa Republic (Paterne Mombe S.J.), Guinea (Hyacinth Loua S.J.), Cameroon (Kizito Forbi S.J.), Burkina Faso (François Kaboré S.J.) and Tchad (Antoine Berilengar S.J.). To conduce a research about the main factors of injustices and causes of instability in West Africa Region.

 

-        Identify consultants, provide methodology and tools for research.

 

-       Conducting field and literature research and results analysis.

 

-       Conduct a seminar and presentation of research findings and recommendations. (Action to be done by the Social Centres, Abidjan August 12-13 2014).

 

-       Publication, distribution and communication (media). (Action to be done by the Social Centres).

 

October: Governance of natural and mineral resources

 

-       To organize a training on, corporate Social Responsibility (Lubumbashi, October 15-18, 2014).

 

-       To advocate for equitable distribution of revenues from the exploitation of natural resources.

 

-       To advocate, at national level, by the social centres in their country of origin, to better enforce laws relating to the governance of natural resources.

 

-       To facilitate exchange of experiences and collaboration between JASC members and JESC.

 

-       To advocate at regional and international levels to better enforce laws relating to the governance of natural resources.

 

-       International advocacy actions may be done in collaboration between JASCNET, The JESC (Jesuit European Social Center (Bruxelles), and the US social apostolate coordination.

 

November: Ecology

 

-       To set up a stable “JESAM Ecology” working group (JECO).

 

-       The taskforce JECO comprises one member from each Province/Region.

 

-       Training of Ecology working group by an international expert from the Philippines (Pedro Wolpe S.J.) (November 23-28, 2014).

 

-       JECO regularly publishes a “state of Ecology in Africa,” indicating various initiatives taken here and there, the achievements, challenges and difficulties encountered, etc.

 

December: Migration

 

-       To facilitate dialogue between JRS and the social apostolate delegates and social centers directors in order to encourage social apostolate in Africa to take initiative in refugees and the displaced and migration activities.

 

-       Visit Malta and follow up of the statement issued by the Jesuit Provincials of Europe, the Middle East and Africa - Madagascar on the Migration and Asylum today (Friday, October 25th 2013).

 

-       Create strategic partnerships with relevant stakeholders to advocate on migration e.g. GIAN and other faith based organizations, political parties and civil society movements.

 

-       To follow up on the writing of the questionnaire on the issue of migration in Africa and support GIAN’s activities on the same.

 

-       To organize the pre-forum on Migration, displacement and refugees in Africa (Johannesburg  December 2-9, 2014)

 

               

 

Seminar and trainings dates for the Second Semester

 

  1. Characteristics of social apostolate

 

Nairobi 6-8 June 2014: Work shop on the content and methodology of the training. 

 

  1. Social Doctrine of the Church

 

Kinshasa – Nairobi (June –September): content and methodology of the training of social doctrine.

 

  1. Peace, Justice, Human Rights and Reconciliation

 

Abidjan: (August 12-13, 2014) Seminar on main factors of injustices and causes of instability:  research findings and recommendations. (Action to be done by the Social Centres).

 

  1. Governance of Natural and Mineral Resources

 

Lubumbashi, October 15-18, 2014):  Training in corporate Social Responsibility in extractives.

 

  1. Ecology

 

Nairobi, November 23-28, 2014. Training of Eco working group by an international expert from Philippines (Pedro Wolpe S.J.)

 

  1. Migration

 

Johannesburg: December2-8, 2014:- Social apostolate meeting and pre-forum on Migration, Displacement and Refugees in Africa.

 

Rigobert Minani S.J.

 

Social apostolate Coordinator and JASCNET Director.

 

 

YEAR 2014 JASCNET ACTION PLAN 

GENERAL OBJECTIVE (2013-2015): TO MAKE SOCIAL CENTRES DRIVING FORCE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF AFRICA. TO REINFORCE THE SOCIAL APOSTOLATE WORK IN EVERY PROVINCE AND REGION.

 5 mains themes

 1.LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE;

  1. 2.GOVERNANCE OF NATURAL AND MINERAL RESOURCES;
  2. 3.MIGRATION;
  3. 4.PEACE, JUSTICE, HUMAN RIGHTS AND RECONCILIATION;
  4. 5.ECOLOGY

YEAR 2014 JASCNET ACTION PLAN

 LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE

 -       Training in social and political awareness, civic education and good governance in Africa and strengthening of civil societies.

 -       To produce guidelines that will help the social centers on how to address issues of social-political awareness, good governance in Africa and strengthening of civil societies through civic education. These guidelines will be the output of the two trainings.

 -       Implement the guidelines in order to influence social-political leadership, civil society, as well as the private sector.

 GOVERNANCE OF NATURAL AND MINERAL RESOURCES

 -       To organize a training on, corporate Social Responsibility, transparency initiative in Extractive Industries Transparency (ITIE).

 -       To advocate for equitable distribution of revenues from the exploitation of natural resources.

 -       To advocate, at national level, by the social centres in its country of origin, to better enforce laws relating to the governance of natural resources.

 -       To facilitate exchange of experiences and collaboration between JASC members and JESC.

 -       To advocate at regional and international levels to better enforce laws relating to the governance of natural resources.

 -       International advocacy actions may be done in collaboration between JASCNET, The JESC (Jesuit European Social Center (Bruxelles), and the US social apostolate coordination.

 MIGRATION

 -       To facilitate dialogue between JRS and the social apostolate delegates and social centers directors in order to encourage social apostolate in Africa to take initiative in refugees and the displaced and migration activities.

 -       Visit to Malta and follow up of the statement the Jesuit Provincials of Europe and the Middle East and of Africa - Madagascar on the Migration and Asylum today (Friday, October 25th 2013).

 -       Create strategic partnerships with relevant stakeholders to advocate on migration e.g. GIAN and other faith based organizations, political parties and civil society movements.

 -       To follow up on the writing of the questionnaire on the issue of migration in Africa and support GIAN’s activities on the same.

 PEACE, JUSTICE, HUMAN RIGHTS AND RECONCILIATION;

 -       Follow up of the Great lakes working group On-going activity

 -       Focus on West Africa Region): Research on Central Africa Republic, Guinée, Cameroun and Burkina Faso): To conduce a research about the main factors of injustices and causes of instability in West Africa Region.

 -       Indentify consultants, provide methodology and tools for research.

 -       Conducting field and literature research and results analysis.

 -       Conduct a seminar and presentation of research findings and recommendations. (Action to be done by the Social Centres)

 -       Publication, distribution and communication (media). (Action to be done by the Social Centres).

 ECOLOGY

 -       To set up a stable “JESAM Ecology” working group (JECO).

 The taskforce JECO comprises at least one member from each Province/Region.

 JECO carries on a campaign for universal access to safe drinking water, for cleaning of rivers and fight against erosion.

 JECO regularly publishes a “state of Ecology in Africa,” indicating various initiatives taken here and there, the achievements, challenges and difficulties encountered, etc.

 -       To organize, in collaboration with GIAN, the Africa Water Week.

             OTHER ACTIVITIES

 1.Training in Social Doctrine of the Church

  1. 2.Training in Characteristics of the Social Centres
  2. 3.Training in Promoting Justice as characteristic of all Jesuit Apostolate

 Working group on the content and methodology of training in Social Doctrine of the Church.

 Working group on the content and methodology of training in characteristics of the Social Centres.

 Workshop on how to promote justice in all Jesuits ministries.

   

Rigobert Minani, S.J.

Social Apostolate Coordinator and JASCNET Director.

 

 FIRST YEAR JASCNET ACTION PLAN 2013-2015

Objective: To make Social Centres a driving force for the advancement of Africa. To reinforce the social apostolate work in every province and region.

5 main themes

  1. LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE;
  2. GOVERNANCE OF NATURAL AND MINERAL RESOURCES;
  3. MIGRATION;
  4. PEACE, JUSTICE, HUMAN RIGHTS AND RECONCILIATION;
  5. ECOLOGY.
  1. To organize two trainings on Social and Political Awareness (in English and in French).

The scope of this Activity is to reinforce capacities of social centres in: political awareness, leadership, civic education and good governance, in order to influence the political arena, civil society, and the private sector.

To organize one training on Management of Natural and Mineral Resources.

The objective of this activity is to provide skills and capacities in the field of governance of natural and mineral resources to participants so that they can be able to organise training activities and advocacy in this field.

To organize a workshop on Migration in Africa.

The objective of this activity is to produce a document that shows the phenomenon of migration in Africa and raise awareness among Jesuits and the Church in Africa in general on migration issues. To propose guidelines/outline that will help establish an African policy on migration issues. To start actions and advocacy through strategic partnerships.

 

  1. To establish a Jesuit Great Lakes Group that will work on an advocacy document.

This great lakes group will help the social apostolate to play a leadership role in understanding, solidarity and advocacy on peace, justice, human right and reconciliation as the basis for integral development on the continent, and help the implementation of Africae Munus recommendations.

  1. To set up a JESAM Ecology Task Group that will elaborate terms of reference for ecology in Africa.

This task group will comprise of a team of experts from École Professionnelle Supérieure d’Agriculture (EPSA, Madagascar), Institut Supérieur Agro Vétérinaire (ISAV, DR Congo), and Kasisi Agriculture Training Centre (KATC, Zambia) and will help to raise awareness among Jesuits on ecology issues, propose possible actions, advocacy initiatives and strategic partnerships.

Rigobert Minani, S.J.

Social Apostolate Coordinator and JASCNET Director.


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