ILO's work on cooperatives in Africa

  1. 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.

  2. News

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

    29 November 2018

  3. News

    ILO’s participation in the WIEGO General Assembly

    29 November 2018

    ILO COOP participated in the seventh General Assembly of Women in Informal Economy: Globalizing Organizing (WIEGO) that took place in Johannesburg, South Africa from 12-14 November 2018.

  4. News

    The first roll-out of My.Coop in the Northern Province of Zambia

    28 November 2018

    My.Coop – Managing your agricultural cooperative training package has been translated into Bemba and rolled out for the first time in the Northern Province of Zambia.

  5. News

    Francophone African cooperative leaders exchange knowledge and experience with Japanese co-operators

    29 October 2018

    The 9th edition of the ILO/Japanese Consumers’ Cooperative Union (JCCU) African Cooperative Leaders’ Study Tour took place in Japan from 15-24 October 2018.

  6. Publication

    Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 - Cooperative contributions to SDG 2

    16 October 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 focuses on SDG 2 – ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture.

  7. Publication

    Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 - Cooperative contributions to SDG 4

    28 September 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 4 - ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all.

  8. News

    ILO shares its work on social economy in the Maghreb at the 11th Convergences World Forum

    27 September 2018

    ILO Algiers Office Director Mr Mohamed Ali Deyahi presented good practices and lessons learned from ILO engagement with the social and solidarity economy (SSE) in the Maghreb at an international forum in Paris.

  9. Publication

    Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 - Cooperative contributions to SDG 10

    09 August 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 10 - reducing inequality within and among countries.

  10. News

    ILO provides technical support to Equatorial Guinea on cooperative development

    20 July 2018

    In the framework of the negotiations of the Decent Work Country Program for Equatorial Guinea (2019-2022) held in Malabo from 9 to 13 July 2018, the General Directorate of Cooperatives of the Ministry of Labour, Employment Promotion and Social Security organized a workshop on Cooperatives on Thursday 12 July. The objective of the workshop was to present the assessment of the status of cooperatives in Equatorial Guinea undertaken by the ILO between 2016 and 2017 and to raise awareness among participants of the cooperative model and its advantages.