ILO's work on cooperatives in Africa

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. News

    Discussing next steps toward advancing universal health coverage through cooperatives

    26 April 2018

    During the Geneva Health Forum in April 2018, the research findings on the potential of cooperatives in advancing universal health coverage were presented to discuss next steps with a range of stakeholders.

  7. News

    ILO sponsors training on agricultural cooperative management through My.Coop distance learning programme

    12 March 2018

    Since 2012 the International Training Centre of the ILO has organized a distance learning Training of Trainers programme on My.Coop – Managing your agricultural cooperative training package. The latest edition took place in late 2017, with participation of four participants sponsored by the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit.

  8. A cooperative 2030 series

    Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 - Cooperative contributions to SDG 5

    08 March 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 5 – achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls.

  9. News

    A Zimbabwean trade union takes a first step towards establishing a worker cooperative for its unemployed members

    26 February 2018

    Zimbabwe Banks and Allied Workers Union (ZIBAWU) has taken the first steps towards the establishment of a worker cooperative which will provide employment opportunities for its members who lost their jobs in 2015.

  10. A cooperative 2030 series

    Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 - Cooperative contributions to SDG 1

    31 January 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 the first SDG on ending poverty in all its forms everywhere.