Representatives of various Religious sisters on the African continent are this week meeting in a convention under the auspices of the African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC) in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. The convention which runs from 16 to 19 October is themed, “Catholic Sisters Champions of Sustainable Development in Africa.” It is taking place at Nairobi’s Sarova Panafric.
According to ASEC, the reason for the Nairobi Convention is to listen and learn from the Sisters rather than hear formal presentations. Understanding the objectives and core ideas anchoring the work of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and the Catholic Sisters’ Strategic Initiative will help in assuring that African nations are at the forefront of achieving sustainable development for all citizens by 2030.
The Convention also seeks to appreciate the potential of Catholic Sisters as full members of the global partnership for sustainable development as well as the obstacles they face in connecting to the networks of communion and expertise required to be effective partners.
Representatives from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture, and the African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC) are also in attendance.
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