The Coordination team of the Redemptorist Conference for Africa and Madagascar (COREAM) are meeting in Nairobi in Kenya from December 5th to 9th. Frs. Guy Aranud Guy Agbossaga and Fr. Nicolas Ayouba both from the Vice Province of West Africa as well as Fr. Sean Wales from South Africa will travel to Nairobi. They will be joined by Fr. Gerry O’Connor from the Redemptorist Solidarity Office for Africa and Madagascar. The Coordination team will work with the highly respected Corat Institute in Nairobi, learning additional skills about effective strategic planning. The plan is to develop strategies to improve the implementation performance of the ambitious COREAM strategic plan. COREAM assigned five Redemptorists to a training course on financial management at the Corat Institute in July and August of 2012. The evaluation of the course was very positive. The decision to partner with the Corat Institute reflects COREAM’s determination to achieve the objectives integral to the strategic plan. The Coordination team will also visit the Redemptorist mission in Nairobi. The Coordination team will then travel to South Sudan to take the first steps towards the opening of a new Redemptorist mission in South Sudan.