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Circle Appoints New Coordinators

The Circle appointed a new coordinator at the last Pan African Conference, which was held in Addis Ababa from 4th - 9th August 2002. Isabel Apawo Phiri, currently a Professor of African Theology at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa was appointed the General Coordinator of the Circle from 2002 to 2007.

She will serve one non- renewable term of five years and then circulate to other members. The General Coordinator's role is to:

  1. facilitate the visibility of the Circle;
  2. network with outsiders, partners and friends of the Circle;
  3. raise funds for the whole Circle;
  4. maintain unity of the Circle as a whole.

At the same gathering, three Linguistic Research Coordinators were appointed. Hélène Yinda of Cameroon, Dr. Dorcas Akintunde of Nigeria and Rev. Felicidade Cherinda of Mozambique were appointed coordinators for the Francophone, Anglophone and Lusophone regions respectively.

They will serve one non-renewable term of 5 years. Their role is to:

  1. maintain communication within the linguistic Circle;
  2. liaise with the chief coordinator;
  3. mentor writing within the linguistic Circle;
  4. promote the vision of the Circle and welcome new members;
  5. liaise with Circle chapters;
  6. help in updating database, website and dissemination of information to members and their chapters.
Contact details are as follows:
General Coordinator
Professor Isabel Phiri of Malawi
was appointed General Coordinator.
Her address is as follows:
School of Theology,
University of Natal,
Private Bag X01 Scottsville,
3209, Pietermaritzburg
South Africa
Tel: (27-33) 260 6132,
Fax: (27-33) 260 5858,
Research Coordinator-
Ms. Hélène Yinda,
World YWCA,
16 Ancienne Route,
Ch-1218 Grand Saconnex, Geneva, Switzerland,
Tel: 41-22-9296053,
Tel: (41-22) 929 6053 (Off)
Fax: (41-22) 929 6044 (Off),
Research Coordinator- English
Dr. Dorcas Olubanke Akintunde
Department of Religious Studies,
University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria,
Tel: 08023244616
Research Coordinator- Portuguese
Rev. Felicidade Cherinda, Caixa Postal 21, Igreja Presbiteriana de
Moçambique, Maputo
Mozambique, Tel: (258-1) 421790,
Fax: (258-1) 421790

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