ILO's work on cooperatives in Africa

  1. ILO COOP 100 Interview

    Hans Lind, Interim Country Representative for Colombia and Senior Advisor on Cooperative Development at We Effect

    30 July 2020

    Established in March 1920, the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit marks its Centenary in 2020. On this occasion, the ILO COOP 100 Interview series features past and present ILO colleagues and key partners who were closely engaged in the ILO's work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). The interviews reflect on their experience and contributions in the past and shares their thoughts on the future of cooperatives and the SSE in a changing world of work.

  2. News

    ILO COOP participates in a webinar as part of an online training on My.COOP – Managing your agricultural cooperative

    29 July 2020

    The 2020 edition of the online My.COOP training of trainers (ToT) workshop is taking place from 1 June to 7 August, with the participation of 25 people from Africa, Asia and Europe.

  3. News

    ILO COOP participated and presented on implications of COVID-19 pandemic on gender equality within the cooperative movement

    23 July 2020

    Organized by the International Cooperative Alliance- Africa Regional Office and We Effect Regional Office for East Africa, the webinar brought together cooperative leaders from Asia and Africa regions as speakers reflecting on key challenges to gender equality around the pandemic and response strategies by cooperatives.

  4. News

    COPAC organizes an International Day of Cooperatives event on cooperatives and climate action

    22 July 2020

    ILO’s Enterprises Department Director and Chair of the Committee on Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC), Mr van Vuuren, participated as a speaker in a virtual event organized on the occasion of the International Day of Cooperatives focusing on climate action on 9 July 2020.

  5. ILO COOP 100 Interview

    Mr Alexandre Soho, ILO Senior Technical Officer on agriculture and rural economy in the Fundamentals Branch of the ILO

    22 July 2020

    Established in March 1920, the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit marks its Centenary in 2020. On this occasion, the ILO COOP 100 Interview series features past and present ILO colleagues and key partners who were closely engaged in the ILO's work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). The interviews reflect on their experience and contributions in the past and shares their thoughts on the future of cooperatives and the SSE in a changing world of work.

  6. Document

    Expression of Interest - Sustaining Peace and Improving Social Cohesion through the Promotion of Rural Employment Opportunities for Youth in Conflict-Prone areas.

    15 July 2020

    Consultancy for a needs assessment for strengthening social cohesion & peacebuilding through cooperative development

  7. News

    ILO COOP 100 Webinar III - Cooperatives for Climate Action

    06 July 2020

    The webinar focused on climate action, the theme for this year’s International Day of Cooperatives. Four speakers presented on the role of cooperatives in climate change mitigation and adaptation and discussed ways to scale up efforts toward a greener and better future.

  8. © SEWA Cooperative Federation 2020

    International Day of Cooperatives

    Cooperatives play an active role in tackling global crises, says ILO Director-General

    03 July 2020

    By adhering to environmental standards and promoting local production, consumer and producer cooperatives can help limit greenhouse gas emissions and sustain supply chains for essential goods and services, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder, on the International Day of Cooperatives 2020.

  9. News

    The Tunisian Parliament adopts a bill on the social and solidarity economy

    24 June 2020

    The new law has been developed through a series of tripartite consultations with the support of the ILO to create an enabling environment for a more equitable and inclusive human-centred economic model in Tunisia.

  10. Article

    Recent developments in Cameroon’s social economy law and policy

    01 June 2020

    The government adopted a new framework law that establishes structures and instruments to promote the development of social economy enterprises and organizations, as a means of promoting balanced and sustainable economic growth in Cameroon.