The CAPA [Council of the Anglican Provinces of Africa] Communicators Workshop met in Nairobi, Kenya, 28-31 October 2002. The theme of the workshop was, `Helping the Church accomplish its mission through effective communication'. It [was] the first time in 11 years that an Anglican Provincial Communicators Workshop had taken place in Africa". The conference welcomed Justus Waimiri as the first full-time Communications Co-ordinator for CAPA. In his opening address, Benjamin Nzimbi, Primate of Kenya, outlined some of the concerns facing the church today. "Amongst these are the challenges of poverty, ignorance, diseases, corruption and HIV/AIDS". "Certain provinces are more deeply affected as consequence of their socio-political circumstances. In particular, the war-torn areas of the Congo and Burundi, along with the endless religious conflicts within the Sudan, were examples of some of the challenges that need to be confronted in order to achieve the mandate of the workshop". The Rev. Beni Bataagi [also spelled Bataaga], provincial communications co-ordinator for the Anglican Church of the Congo, attended the conference and described his work and conditions in the country, as did Rosemary Cottingham from the Episcopal Church in Burundi, and Judith Ruben Nangoudo, from the Episcopal Church of the Sudan. Articles includes a list of conference attendees.
"We, the Anglican Communion across Africa, pledge ourselves to promise that future generations will be born and live free from AIDS". "Over 35 leaders, among them Provincial Secretaries and AIDS Co-ordinators from all the 12 African Provinces and the Diocese of Egypt, attended the weeklong workshop at the Ankrah Foundation in Mukono [from 26 January to 1 February 2003]."