Corat Africa Publications

The following are the books that have been published by CORAT Africa.

1.Succession Management

2.Celebrating Diversity In Leadership and Management

3.Sustainability of the Social Ministry of Churches and Church Related Organizations in Africa

4.Pillars of School Management



Every organization will lose key or high performing staff at all levels for all kind of reasons: family, promotion, external calls, resignation and even sudden death. Succession management recently very fashionable is about making provisions for the replacement of such staff in an intentional manner by a concerned management.
This book comes out of over three decades of CORAT Africa’s work of facilitating change and renewal for more than 1100 organizations in over 24 countries in Africa and beyond. It seeks to listen to the changing context and draw out key change drivers. This sets the stage for revisiting and interrogating succession management practices in civil society organizations.

Thereafter, we seek to build a case for effective succession management by saying that without a clear and coherent succession strategy, much of what is planned may not work. CORAT Africa remains grateful to Sida for their support to enable the production of this book.
The authors have demonstrated in their contributions that identifying successors to high performers at governance, management and operational levels is far from easy. They argue that succession management as well as succession planning must be part of the strategic plans of the organization and that it must be value based.


This is a Capacity Building Manual for Women Leaders and Managers.Edited by Rachel  A. Masake and Margaret W. Mwaura.

This manual on Celebrating Diversity in Leadership and Management aims to provide managers and leaders with guidelines which they can review in the course of their work, when training or planning capacity building programs.

The manual:

1. Provides important reference material on skills and resources needed by those involved in training, developing, and        working with both men and women leaders.

2.Enjoys inputs from women in key leadership and management positions from ecumenical institutions.

3.Highlights challenges encountered by women and proposes approaches for addressing them.


This book was written by Dr. William O. Ogara and Dr. Julius A. Oladipo

Today we continue to observe a growing rate at which requests for sustainability reviews are being received. This situation has prompted us to engage in a structured study on sustainability experiences for CRO in Africa. The fast changing scenario within which the Churches in Africa are subjected to indicate that even the most prosperous of them cannot assume that they are beyond the risk of failure in their social work.

Even some of the CRO that had successful local fundraising strategies can no longer be complacent as there are pressing demands on the contributors as a result of a combination of factors ranging from biting poverty to growing need to attend to social needs e.g. health, education that traditionally were left to the governments to handle.
The overall aim of the study is “to explore requirements or factors for ‘institutional sustainability’ of Churches and Church Related Organizations in Africa, as effective development service support organizations.” In our bid to achieve the stated aim, we are aware that the subject of sustainability can be very broad and it even becomes broader when one talks about the church.


Principals, head teachers, teachers and other school administrators are bound to find this manual a valuable resource.

School managers ought to be knowledgeable, accountable and persons of integrity. They should be good communicators and stewards who exercise sound leadership.

Through a practical approach, the book particularly provides cast understanding on management of educational institutions. It discusses pertinent topics such as discipline, stress management, counseling, HIV / AIDS, human resource development, decision-making and financial management.

At the end of each chapter, the reader is invited to think through a few questions, case studies and activities.

The book is suitable for everyone in a school environment, mandated to form pupils and students into dependable members of society.


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