ILO's work on cooperatives in Africa

  1. Event

    10th ILO/JCCU African Cooperative Leaders' Study Tour in Japan

  2. News

    A key step taken towards developing a social economy policy in South Africa

    28 February 2019

    A draft Green Paper on a social economy policy in South Africa presented at a national consultation conference in Sandton. In a speech to the conference, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder reflected on the relevance of social and solidarity economy organizations and their value-driven, human-centred approaches in addressing the challenges in the changing world of work.

  3. News

    A youth cooperative launched to develop the honey value chain in northwestern Tunisia

    26 February 2019

  4. News

    Participants’ reflections on the 9th ILO-JCCU African Cooperative Leaders’ Study Tour

    21 February 2019

    Since 2010, the ILO, through the Cooperatives Unit (COOP) and its Office for Tokyo, and the Japanese Consumers’ Co-operative Union (JCCU) have co-organized African Cooperative Leaders' Study Tours in Japan to encourage the exchange of knowledge and experiences and explore possible cooperation between African and Japanese cooperatives.

  5. News

    Three editions of the Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) forthcoming in 2019

    17 January 2019

  6. Press release

    Cooperatives Well Placed to Create a Viable Enterprise Model for Productivity and Income - ILO

    07 January 2019

    As part of activities under the Food Africa Project, the ILO organized a 2-week Training of Trainers Workshop using ILO’s tools and methodologies on cooperative development with a view to harnessing the potential of cooperatives to promote decent work in Agricultural value chain in Jere, Kaduna State, Nigeria.

  7. Publication

    Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 - Cooperative contributions to SDG 3

    20 December 2018

    This brief is part of the Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 series produced by the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC). Through a series of 17 briefs, one for each Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), COPAC hopes to raise awareness about the significant contributions of cooperative enterprises towards achieving the 2030 Agenda in a sustainable, inclusive and responsible way, and encourage continued support for their efforts. This brief in the series focuses on SDG 3 - Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all

  8. Call for proposals

    Consultancy for the drafting of a Green Paper on social economy

    10 December 2018

    The International Labour Organization and the Economic Development Department of the Republic of South Africa are looking for a consultant to prepare a Green Paper on the social economy in South Africa. For details please see the document below.

  9. News

    Training of trainers workshop on cooperative development conducted towards promoting a sustainable vanilla sector in Madagascar

    07 December 2018

    Eight trainers were trained on ILO’s tools and methodologies on cooperative development with a view to tapping into the potential of cooperatives to promote decent work in the vanilla value chain.

  10. News

    Training of Trainers Workshop on Think.Coop, Start.Coop and My.Coop conducted in the Central African Republic

    29 November 2018