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Canon Dr Desmond Lambrechts

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Board Chairman

Canon Dr Desmond Lambrechts

Rev. Lambrechts served as an ordained priest for 33 years in the province of Southern Africa, now as Provincial Canon. He has worked tirelessly, in leadership positions within the church, locally, nationally and internationally, as a bridge builder, ecumenically and within the interfaith community. Widely travelled he facilitated numerous workshops and retreats on issues of peace, reconciliation, justice, relationships, and liturgy in South Africa and as member of the Ecumenical Health Alliance in Africa and has represented the Anglican Church in Southern Africa in various workshops at CAPA

 

He has held positions on several provincial and diocesan commissions and was Director of Programmes for Anglican Aids from 2005- 2010. He was appointed in 2017, the Director Public Policy and Parliamentary Liaison in the office of Archbishop where he advised and represented the Archbishop on health policies.

Rev. Lambrechts strategic leadership in the area of Health has strengthened the vision of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. He is passionate about working towards the establishment of parishes as health literacy networks where communities can access services at any given time.

 

Rev. Lambrechts was appointed by the Deputy President of South Africa, Kgalema Motlanthe, as chairperson of the South African National AIDS Council and is a member of the trust board representing civil society. He also served as the deputy chairperson with the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, on the country coordinating mechanism for The Global Fund in South Africa. He is currently chairperson of the Board of Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and Education in South Africa and serve as the Anglican Chaplain at the University of Stellenbosch.

 

Rev. Lambrechts is a lifelong fellow for the Southern Africa-United States Centre for Leadership and Public Values programme between Duke University and the Graduate School of Business, Cape Town.

He completed his Doctor of Philosophy Theological Studies degree (PhD) in 2019 at the University of the Western Cape, 

Title:  THE IMPLIMENTATION OF THE ISISEKO SOKOMOLEZA HIV/AIDS PROGRAMMEIN THE DIOCESE OF FALSE BAY: THEOLOGICAL CRITIQUE. (SUSTAINABLE PASTORAL PRAXIS)

 

 

 

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together” – African proverb

 

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