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Studies Centre for Social Action

Studies Centre for Social Action (Centre d'Etudes pour l'Action Sociale), CEPAS, has since 1965, soon after independence, promoted equitable development in the Democratic Republic of Congo through its socio-economic and political studies. It is a development centre run by the Central African Province of the Society of Jesus in the Catholic Church.[1]

Studies Centre for Social Action
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Abbreviation CEPAS
Established 1965; 53 years ago (1965)
Type Social service center
Purpose Promotion of just political and socio-economic development
Location
Region served
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Official language
French
Director
Alain Nzadi-a-Nzadi
Research & animation
John P. Nyembo
Editor
Pierre Akele Adau
Development
Patrick Mavinga
Main organ
Revue
Parent organization
Central African Province of Jesuits
Affiliations Jesuit, Catholic
Budget
US$180,000/year
Staff
14
Website (in French) Official website

Currently the priority themes addressed by CEPAS include decentralization, accountability of public authorities, civic education, natural resource governance, peace and reconciliation, gender balance, and poverty reduction.[citation needed]

Support for CEPAS comes from Misereor (Germany), Carême (Switzerland), Alboan and Entreculturas (Spain). CEPAS collaborates with World Vision, OSISA and SARW (South Africa), the Carter Center (USA), Rodhecic, Episcopal Commission for Natural Resources, the DRC Ministry of Finance and Central Bank, and CADICEC.[2]

PublicationsEdit

Besides its main publication Congo-Afrique[3], it also publishes Zaire-Afrique.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Secretariate, p.48
  2. ^ Brochure Le Cepas, Présentatation et Activités, 19 pp.
  3. ^ "CEPAS publications". Archived from the original on 2007-02-12. Retrieved 2017-12-04. 
  4. ^ Fox, Renée Claire (1979). Essays in Medical Sociology: Journeys Into the Fields. Transaction Publishers. pp. xi. ISBN 9781412822770. 

Coordinates: 4°18′31.03″S 15°17′0.95″E / 4.3086194°S 15.2835972°E / -4.3086194; 15.2835972