ILO's work on cooperatives in Africa

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. News

    Promoting rural women economic empowerment through cooperatives in Upper Egypt

    25 January 2018

  9. News

    Tripartite conference in Tunisia on the role of Social and Solidarity Economy as a bridge to the formal economy

    15 December 2017

  10. Article

    Piloting ApexFinCoop - a training programme for financial cooperatives' apex organizations in Ghana

    14 December 2017

    As principle-driven and member-owned businesses, financial cooperatives are among the key institutions to advance financial inclusion particularly in rural areas and for those who face challenges in accessing these services through other types of financial service providers. ILO, ITC-ILO and FAO held a workshop to test and validate a training programme for financial cooperatives apex organizations.