Education empowers Sisters and the people we serve.

Our support for training gives African women religious two important tools in addressing the HIV/AIDS crisis:

    1. advanced education as administrators, pastoral ministers, and caregivers; and
    2. a network of Sisters who can offer professional problem-solving and ongoing spiritual support.

Through AAC:SS-supported conferences, participants are better able to:

    • transform social attitudes that impede effective responses to HIV/AIDS.
    • apply up-to-date information about the transmission, treatment, and prevention of HIV/AIDS.
    • help individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS with action plans to overcome the social stigma associated with the disease.
    • administer complex healthcare programs which demand increasingly higher-level skills.
    • address a multiplicity of health concerns associated with HIV/AIDS such as addiction, substance abuse, and mental illness.
    • build a network of Sisters who can rely on one another for professional expertise and spiritual guidance.

Regional Conference


Manna Conference Center, Harare

2019 International Conference: “Building and Nurturing Communities of Empowerment”

More than 250 sisters from five countries attended the five day Conference.

Past National Conferences

Uganda National Conference

  • First Conference
    (Jinja, Uganda) April 30 to May 6, 2006
    114 Sisters

Nigeria National Conference

  • First Conference
    (Abuja, Nigeria) November 27 to December 2, 2006
    40 Sisters
  • Second Conference
    (Ibadan, Nigeria) November 26 to December 1, 2007
    33 Sisters
  • Conference for Major Superiors
    (Benin City, Nigeria) January 23 to 26, 2009
    35 Religious Superiors

Cameroon National Conference

  • Anglophone Conference
    (Bamenda, Northwest Province) November 29 to December 5, 2006
    69 Sisters
  • Francophone Conference
    (Bafoussam, Western Province) August 26 to September 1, 2007
    48 Sisters
  • Conference for Formators
    (Mimetala, Cameroon) September 26 to 28, 2008
    46 Sisters
  • Conference for Major Superiors
    (Yaounde, Cameroon) January 19 to 20, 2009
    53 Religious Superiors
  • Francophone Conference
    (Garoua, Northern Province) October 22 to 24, 2009
    23 Sisters

Zambia/Malawi National Conferences

  • Second Conference
    (Livingstone, Zambia) April 25 to May 2017
    100 Sisters
  • First Conference
    (Lusaka, Zambia) September 25 to October 3, 2008
    75 Sisters

Regional Conferences

South East Africa Conferences


  • First Conference
    (Nairobi, Kenya) August 12-17, 2003
    8 Countries: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe
    107 Sisters

Southern Africa Conferences

  • First Conference
    (Gauteng, South Africa) April 20-25, 2004
    7 Countries: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe
    85 Sisters

West Africa Conferences


  • First Conference
    (Enugu, Nigeria) February 6-12, 2005
    6 Countries: Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Nigeria
    78 Sisters

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