ILO's work on cooperatives in Africa

  1. News

    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate Issue No. 6, June 2018

    02 July 2018

  2. Event

    9th ILO/JCCU African Cooperative Leaders' Study Tour in Japan

  3. News

    ILO organizes a meeting on cooperative to cooperative trade and decent work

    20 June 2018

    ILO brings together the cooperative movement and fairer and ethical trade initiatives to promote responsible production and consumption though cooperative to cooperative trade.

  4. Meeting document

    Concept note: Meeting on enhancing cooperative trade for decent work

    18 June 2018

  5. Publication

    Summary report: Cooperatives’ competitiveness potential for trade in SADC countries

    14 June 2018

    The objectives of the research are to determine what opportunities exist for agricultural cooperatives to export, with what products, and to which markets from which SADC countries. The external constraints to increasing cooperative share of export markets and the ability to be competitive in the SADC, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and EU markets have been identified as critical considerations in prioritizing the products, markets and countries.

  6. News

    ILO participates in the African cooperative development conference

    30 May 2018

    ILO participated in a conference on advancing African cooperatives’ contributions to the 2030 Agenda with a focus on achieving SDG2.

  7. News

    ILO hosts partners meeting on cooperative responses to advancing public health

    28 May 2018

    ILO hosts partners meeting to discuss the next steps on research exploring the potential of cooperatives to advance public health in Cameroon and Kenya.

  8. News

    My.Coop adapted in Rwanda with sugar cane farmers

    23 May 2018

    My.Coop – Managing your agricultural cooperative training package gets another adaptation in Rwanda.

  9. News

    ILO supports the revision of the half-century old cooperative bill in Ghana

    10 May 2018

    The ILO is supporting the revision of the cooperative bill established in 1968 in Ghana.

  10. A cooperative 2030 series

    Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 - Cooperative contributions to SDG 8

    27 April 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 8 – promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.