2017 ILO/JCCU African Cooperative Leaders' Study Tour in Japan

In 2010, the Japanese Consumers’ Co-operative Union (JCCU) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), through, its Cooperatives Unit (COOP) and its Office for Japan (ILO Tokyo)  launched a joint study tour programme to support the African cooperative movement to strengthen its capacity by promoting learning with the Japanese cooperatives. Since then, 30 senior cooperative leaders and practitioners from nine African countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Niger, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe) have participated in this programme.

This year, five African cooperative leaders will be invited to Japan to participate in the study. More information on the study tour, including on how to apply and the tentative programme, can be found in the documents below.

Deadline for applications is 25 June, 2017.