On May 8-10, 2019, the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa (CAPA) convened a regional workshop to define and strategise on how to operationalise a regional platform for migration and trafficking, and design a coordinated response of Churches Witnessing With Migrants-Africa (CWWM-A). The meeting was held at Desmond Tutu Centre in All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) Nairobi, Kenya. CAPA operates in 12 Anglican Provinces and a total of 25 African countries where the Church has its presence.
CWWM-A is an affiliate of CWWM global: it is a regional platform of a tripartite network of grassroots migrants, migrant-serving institutions and faith communities and individuals and partners working for the dignity, hospitality, and companionship of all migrants, refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). It was attended by 45 participants from Francophone, Lusophone, Arab phone and Anglophone Africa, comprised 19 men and 16 women and 9 vibrant and well-resourced youth. It also drew survivors of trafficking and migration and partners organisations namely CWWM global from USA and Philippines, the State Department of the Episcopal Church of USA, The Anglican Church of Canada, Act Alliance as well as the African Union (AU). The organisations represented are actively engaged in research and mapping migration routes; rescuing, counselling, reskilling, resettling and reintegrating migrants into society and this undertaking policy analysis and advocacy on related legislation.
The CWWM-A Vision is a world where all migrants feel safe, are treated with dignity, and are empowered to realize their full God-given potential.