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Socio-Economic Development

Mission Statement
Within the overall mission of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, the Centre seeks to promote greater understanding of and appreciation for the Church’s Social Doctrine and to serve as a resource Centre for the AMECEA region. 
Through a network of contacts and cooperative ventures with other universities, centres, institutions and individual resource persons, the Centre seeks to promote research, teaching and service to the ever-growing number of agents of evangelization in the region. 
As an interdisciplinary venture, the Centre seeks to promote close integration of theology with other disciplines, especially the social sciences, so as to provide a firm grounding for the Church’s pastoral activity in its African context.
In fulfilling its mission as a Centre for research and formation, teaching and service, the Centre is guided by the following objectives:To provide continuing formation for university staff;To develop programmes for university students;To provide outreach opportunities in the form of workshops, lectures, short courses for target groups such as Church leaders, Small christian Communities animators, policy makers, teachers, business men and women, human rights activities, members of justice and peace communities.
Academic Programmes
The Centre for Social Justice and Ethics aims at maintaining the lead in training personnel for development in Christian communities and Institutions in Africa. It focuses on the area of Church Management and Leadership, so as to offer the required professional development needed by managers of Church Institutions. The Justice and Peace programmes are designed to meet the demand for a united response to the need for Justice and Peace in our societies in Africa and beyond.