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African Council For Accreditation and Accountability

Who we are

Vision:

Unlock Africa’s potential through adherence to Biblical standards.

Mission:

Bring about public trust in Churches, Christian Non-Profits, and Christian-owned Businesses through Awareness raising, Advocacy, and Accreditation in Compliance with Biblical standards.

Core Values:

To do all for the Glory of God, by:

  • Being excellent and blameless
  • Applying stewardship
  • Upholding accountability
  • Being diligent
  • Ensuring credibility
  • Wise careful planning
  • Being self-disciplined

The burden for the formation of an African accountability organization was born out of a deep conviction that Christians in Africa must live out their faith and demonstrate spiritual maturity through distinctive and accountable behaviour in ministry, business and their personal lives. The burden was first shared at a meeting of the Stewardship Commission of the Association of Evangelicals in Africa in 1995.

 

The vision lay dormant until 2012, when a group of like-minded people began to meet informally to plan and to pray for the institutionalization of their common vision. This core group eventually became AfCAA’s Steering Committee.

 

Following are key milestones along the AfCAA journey:

In April 2013, AfCAA’s Steering Committee held its inaugural multi-disciplinary workshop with representatives from eight countries spanning Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone Africa namely: Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Togo and Uganda. The Steering Committee also had representation from three pan-African organizations:

  1. Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA)
  2. All African Conference of Churches (AACC)
  3. Organization of African Instituted Churches (OAIC)
 
In 2014, the Steering Committee, which had grown from a core group of 5 to a group of (21) individuals, established 3 committees to help lay AfCAA’s foundation: an Executive Committee, a Standards Committee, and an Operations Committee. The Executive and Operations Committees provided oversight over the registration and operationalization of AfCAA, and also developed AfCAA’s vision,  mission and branding guidelines. The Standards Committee developed the Seven Standards with the input of theologians.

In January 2015 AfCAA was registered as a company limited by guarantee i.e., a member owned non-profit organization. 

The Steering Committee received Technical Assistance from the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) including:
1. Working visits to the ECFA office in Virginia, USA (June 2014 and April 2015).
2. Participating in International Accountability Summits in April 2015 and June 2017.
3. Training Board and Committee members in August 2016 in Nairobi.
4. Introduction to various ECFA members with affiliates in Africa.
 
On 27 August 2016 AfCAA was officially launched in Nairobi, Kenya. During the AfCAA Launch AfCAA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ECFA ongoing collaboration and technical assistance. 
 
The AfCAA Board operates through four technical committees that were constituted from the Steering Committee:
  • Executive Committee
  • Standards Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Communications Committee 
 
AfCAA was birthed through prayer and has advanced through the leading of the Holy Spirit. The prophecies and divine connections along this journey encouraged the Founders to spearhead an accountability movement in Africa, by establishing an accreditation program based on Biblical principles of stewardship.  With the Lord as our helper, AfCAA looks forward to working together with like-minded institutions to glorify God and make a difference in Africa. We give Him all the glory for how far He has brought AfCAA.
 
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16.

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