ILO-Japan Co-operative Alliance (JCA) Public Seminar

Cooperative Activities in French-Speaking West Africa (10/23)

Aiming at capacity building of the cooperative movements in Africa, the ILO and Japanese Consumers' Co-operative Union (JCCU) have co-organized a Study Tour Programme for African Cooperative leaders since 2010 and 35 participants from 13 countries in Africa have participated in the programme.  This year, three participants from Cameroon, Tunisia and Côte d’Ivoire will join in the tour which will be held in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba from 15th to 24th October.  As a part of the programme, we will hold a public seminar.  We look forward to your active participation.  
  • Date:    Tue. 23rd October, 2018, 14:00-16:30
  • Venue:  13F Meeting Room, “COOP Plaza” (3-29-8 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
  • Access: 5 min. walk from Shibuya South Exit (JR Yamanote-line), 3 min. walk from New South Exit (Saikyo-line or Shonan-Shinjyuku-line, and 3 min. walk from Shibuya, Exit 16b (Tokyu Line).
  • Organized by: ILO Office for Japan / Japan Co-operative Alliance (JCA)
  • Cooperated with: Japan Consumers’ Cooperative Union (JCCU)
  • Participants: 50 people on a first come, first served basis. / Free Admission
  • Application: Please fill in the form with your name & affiliation, and e-mail address. 
  • Languages: French and Japanese *Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

Moderator: Ms. Akiko Taguchi, Director, ILO Office for Japan
1.    Opening Remarks by Mr. Eiichi Honda, President, JCCU
2.    “Introduction of the study tour programme” by Mr. Haruyoshi Amano, Manager, International Department, JCCU
3.    Message from the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit by Mr Guy Tchami, Cooperative Policy and Research Specialist, ILO
4.    Messages by Ambassadors of the participating countries
5.    Presentations on each country’s cooperative activities by programme participants
  • Mr. Radhouan CHOUIHI (Tunisia), President of the governing body, Mutual Society of Agricultural Services (SMSA) el Rommena
  • Mr. Kobenan Maurice KOFFI (Côte d’Ivoire), Assistant Technique au Directeur Général, Fédération des unions des sociétés coopératives des Producteurs de la filière Coton de Cote d’Ivoire (FPC-CI)
  • Mr. Joseph Alain YEBGA BINGAN (Cameroon), President of the governing body, Local Network of Social and Solidarity Economy (RELESS) of Matomb
4.    Q&A and discussion   

ILO is an only UN agency which has engaged in promoting cooperative activities since 1920 and set the international standard. *Recommendation concerning Promotion of Cooperatives (R193) in 2002
ILO Office for Japan
ILO HQ - Cooperatives Unit