The Anglican Alliance is delighted to confirm the appointment of our new Africa Regional Facilitator, Ms June Nderitu. June is to be based at the Nairobi office of CAPA – Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa – under the leadership of Canon Grace Kaiso.
Anglican Alliance Chair, Archbishop Albert Chama, said, “We are happy to announce that June Nderitu has been formally engaged as our Africa Facilitator for the Anglican Alliance.
“We are grateful to CAPA for hosting the Africa Facilitator for the Anglican Alliance. With June in place, we look forward to sharing information and skills in terms of development, relief and advocacy from the continent of Africa.
“We know that June brings a wealth of experience to the job having worked in the Anglican Development Services of the Church of Kenya. She is a person who understands that there is a global church that can make a difference to the well-being of all people.”
The Africa Facilitator is a crucial post for the Anglican Alliance. Based in the CAPA offices, the Africa Facilitator will have a key role to deliver the programme priorities identified in 2011 at the first Africa regional conference hosted by the Anglican Alliance and CAPA.
At this meeting, which was attended by the Provincial Secretaries from across the African provinces, the key regional priorities were identified for joint advocacy and skills sharing in relief and development.
June’s first task will be to map the development of different dioceses to add to the interactive map on the Alliance website. She will also promote the sharing of learning in economic empowerment and community development within the region and with other parts of the Communion.
In advocacy, June will promote participation from Africa in global advocacy campaigns. In relief, she will focus particularly on the issues of people with disabilities in emergency settings.
June has a very strong background for her role at the Anglican Alliance, having worked at the Kenya provincial offices of the Anglican Development Services for the last eleven years, serving most recently as Advocacy Programme Coordinator.
Her work has focused on advocacy, with some experience in relief. June’s professional objective is “to make a positive contribution in my generation towards Social Transformation.”
June has a degree in Political Science, Public Administration and French from the University of Nairobi and has undertaken postgraduate study towards a Master’s degree in Governance.
On joining the Alliance, June said: “I look forward to joining this great team within the Anglican Communion that works to practically share the love of Christ.”