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Globally, wood accounts for about 45% of the world's renewable energy supply and provides the world with more energy than solar, hydroelectric or wind power. Wood accounts for 27% of the total primary energy supply in Africa.

10 Interesting Facts about Forests and Trees in Africa

Mar 21, 2017: [Zambia] Discussion of 10 interesting facts about forests and trees in Africa in celebration of the International Day of Forests, March 21.

Cutting down trees for chacoal and other uses leaves a big impact to the environment, climate change, and carbon emissions.

How Zambia combats deforestation in Africa

Mar 21, 2017: [Zambia] Deforestation is a problem in many African countries, particularly in Zambia. Learn how sisters are addressing the problem of deforestation in sub-Saharan through education and awareness of the importance of forests.

Sr. Maria Telesphora (COLU), ASEC Coordinator – Tanzania poses with children in Sumbawanga.

Giving Children a Voice for the World Day of Social Justice

Mar 13, 2017: [Tanzania] “The voice to justice, to be loved and have peace in mind and body” in reflection to the Tanzanian Superiors' Seminar on Child Protection held from 17th to 18th February 2017

ASEC Celebrates International Women's Day with story from Uganda

ASEC Celebrates International Women's Day with story from Uganda

Mar 8, 2017: [Uganda] On International Women's Day (IWD), ASEC would like to acknowledge what Catholic sisters in Uganda are doing to reduce domestic violence and empower young women and girls at their annual Princess Conference.

picture of an old transistor radio

World Radio Day

Feb 13, 2017: [Nigeria] Sr. Clementina reflects on the world day of Radio celebration and its importance in her country of Nigeria.

Women religious studying biology at Bigwa Girls Secondary School in Morogoro, Tanzania. A grant in March 2011 funded ASEC to support Bigwa with construction of labs for physics, chemistry and biology.

African Women and Girls Pursuing Science-Related Fields

Feb 11, 2017: [Tanzania] On #WomenScienceDay, ASEC shines a light on gender barriers in the science field and aims to support women and engage girls in STEM education.

The Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa (MSOLA) leave Zambia

The Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa (MSOLA) leave Zambia

Feb 9, 2017: [Zambia] MSOLA, who have been working in Zambia for 115 years, are closing their house and leaving Zambia this February 2017.

People entering Marian Shrine in Lusaka, Zambia on February 2, 2017.

The Year of the Family: 2017 World Day for Consecrated Life

Feb 6, 2017: [Zambia] This year's theme for World Day for Consecrated Life is "year of the family". Learn what this means to Sr. Juliana, our Programs Coordinator in Zambia.

Sr. Eunice, one of the beneficiaries of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation SLDI Alumnae Signature Grant, secured the grant to purchase a Cervical Screening machine.

African Sisters in the Fight Against Cancer

Feb 4, 2017: [Nigeria] On World Cancer Awareness Day, ASEC would like to acknowledge the sisters working to prevent, treat and support individuals in their fight against cancer.

Cardinal Sebastian Koto Khoarai

Lesotho celebrates its first Catholic Cardinal

Jan 31, 2017: [Lesotho] Supporters joined Lesotho King Letsie III to celebrate the installation of the country's first and only Catholic cardinal, His Eminence Sebastian Koto Khoarai.

Upper Nile residents wait for assistance after being displaced from their homes in the ongoing civil war in South Sudan*

ASEC Prayer in solidarity with the crisis in South Sudan

Dec 6, 2016: [SouthSudan] Please join us as we continue to pray for South Sudan

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