After Covid-19 regulations were alleviated, I have been able to visit all partners since the beginning of this year. Visit to ACC&S in Kenya I visited Kenya in March to take part in the ACC&S peer capacity assessment. On the same occasion, CBM signed a new partnership agreement with ACC&S. On the same occasion, together with John Chan and Laura Muema, I attended the meeting of one of the VSLAs in the framework of the food security project. The project reaches out to school pupils to train them on CA as a way to reach also their parents, most of whom live on farming Visit to AEBR in Rwanda I took part in the research evaluation, which was organized jointly by AEBR and PDN, both partners of CFGB I also visited some farmers and appreciated the ownership of kitchen gardens. Visit to FEBAC in South Sudan The third visit took me to South Sudan, where I accompanied the implementation of two activities. First, I took part in the situation analysis for the new food security project in South Sudan implemented by FEBAC. Afterwards, I conducted a two days training workshop on leadership, resource mobilization and management for 39 pastors and leaders of FEBAC, after which the church held its second general assembly, during which they renewed their leadership. Rev. Saphano was re-elected as Church Moderator.
About Polisi Kivava
In 2019, Polisi began serving with CBM as the Relief and Development Specialist for Africa. This role contributes to CBM's work in integral mission through relief and community development, and programming alongside partners in the region. He provides oversight and support for projects, including the CBM and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank food assistance projects. He also supports the CBM team and partners in hosting visiting Canadians.
Before working with CBM, he was the Director of the Department of Diaconia and Development of the Baptist Church in Central Africa (CBCA). Polisi also worked for over ten years as a program officer with the United Evangelical Mission. He is a board member of Action for Peace and Sustainable Development in the Great Lakes Region, a peace organization initiated by churches in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Burundi. Polisi has one Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership and a Master in Education.
He is married to Elizabeth, who works as a nurse. They have four adult children and five grandchildren.
Hello friends, I am Polisi Kivava Baudouin. I am based in Goma, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where I serve as National Field Staff. In my role, I am in charge of relief and development work among CBM’s partners in Africa.
Dear God, Creator of Heaven and Earth, we praise you for your unlimited love for us. It is because of that love that you created us in your image, the image of love. Our prayer is that we may learn to love one another as you love us.
On Saturday 22 May 2021, the Nyiragongo Volcano, about 15 km North of Goma erupted and destroyed more than 200 houses, occasioning the death of 35 people, some caught by the lava, others in accidents and even some more by gas from the lava trying to cross. The eruption was followed by violent tremors of earthquakes, which damaged a lot of buildings.