SMA Worldwide Structures

Units of the Society World-wide 

The Society of African Missions is structered into Units:
   
Provinces
    Districts
    Districts-in-Formation
    Regions

Provinces
There are six Provinces of the SMA:

Lyon (France)       http://www.missions-africaines.org
Ireland                  http://www.sma.ie/
Holland                  http://www.smanederland.nl
America                 http://www.smafathers.org/
Britain
Italy                      
http://www.missioni-africane.org/

Each Province is under the authority of the Provincial Superior. He is assisted by a Provincial Council made up of a Vice-Provincial and a determined number of Provincial Councillors. The Provincial Superior and the Provincial Council are elected at the Provincial Assembly after consultation with all the members of the Province.

Provincial Assembly
In the Provinces there is a Provincial Assembly held every six years to review the Province and determine the policy of the Province for the following six years. Periodically during the intervening years the Provincial Superior convokes an Extraordinary Provincial Council made up of the Provincial Council and other authorities in the Province.

Districts
There are three Districts of the SMA:

Strasbourg (France)    http://www.sma-strasbourg.org/
Spain                            http://www.misionesafricanas.org
Canada

Each District is under the authority of the District Superior. He is assisted by a District Council made up of a Vice-Superior and a District Councillor all of who are appointed by the Superior General after consultation with the members of the District.

Districts-in-Formation
There are six Districts-in-Formation:

Africa: 
        Bight of Benin
        Gulf of Guinea
        Great lakes      
for more information see here
India                         http://www.smaindia.org
The Philippines        http://showcase.eyp.ph/smaphilippines
Poland                      http://www.misjeafrykanskie.opoka.net.pl

Each District-in-Formation is under the authority the Superior General who appoints a District Superior and a District Council after consultation with the members of the District-in-Formation.

Regions
A Region is a group of SMA communities, members and associates, working in a specific geographical area in Africa.  There are 14 Regions:

Benin-Niger
Central Africa
Congo (Dem. Republic)
Cote d’Ivoire
Egypt
Ghana
Kenya
Liberia
Nigeria North
Nigeria South
South Africa
Tanzania
Togo
Zambia

Each Region is under the authority of the regional Superior who is elected by the members in the Region for a three-year term.  He is assisted by a Regional Council.