Provinces and regions in the Jesuit Conference of Major Superiors of Africa and Madagascar (JESAM) are as shown below:
In the same way that JESAM is comprised of individual provinces, so too are the rest of the universal Society of Jesus Jesuit Conferences namely CPAL (Jesuit Conference of Latin America), JCS (Jesuit Conference of South Asia), JCAP (Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific), JCEP (Jesuit Conference of Europe) and JCU (Jesuit Conference of Canada and USA). The global headquarters of the Society of Jesus are in Rome.
Although most people encounter Jesuits locally in schools and other ministries, the Society of Jesus is in fact a missionary order - the largest such order in the Catholic Church.
Fr. Adolfo Nicolás SJ, former Superior General of the Jesuits, reaffirmed what he called "the vision of our universal vocation, which is 'to go anywhere in the world where there is hope for God's greater glory' ".