ILO-Japan Co-operative Alliance (JCA) Public Seminar:Future of Work × Africa × Cooperatives (9/13)

The ILO and Japanese Consumers' Co-operative Union (JCCU) has co-organized a Study Tour Programme for African Cooperative Leaders annually since 2010. 38 participants from 16 African countries have joined the program so far and learned various Japanese cooperative activities.

This year is the centenary year for the ILO, and this study tour has also continued for 10 years. Five leaders of cooperatives from Kenya, Nigeria, and Tanzania will join the study tour, which will be held in Tokyo and Nagano, from 5th (Thu) to 14th (Sat) September.

As a part of this programme, the ILO and JCA will co-organize a public seminar by the tour participants on 13th September. This seminar will be held as a TICAD7 Partner Project. This seminar will be a valuable time for hearing the voices of cooperative leaders, which play crucial roles in development, business, and employment creation in Africa.

【Date】: Fri. 13th September, 2019, 14:00~16:30 
【Venue】: United Nations University, 1F, Annex Hall (5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
【Organized by】: ILO Office for Japan / Japan Co-operative Alliance(JCA)
【Fee】:  Free
【Language】:    Japanese / English (simultaneous interpretation)
【Application】:     Please fill in the form by 11th, September (Wed) (100 people on a first come, first served basis.)

1. Opening Remark: Eiichi Honda (Vice-President JCA / President, JCCU)
2. Organizer’s Remark: Akiko Taguchi (Director, ILO Office for Japan)
3. Key Note Address【Future of Work, Cooperatives and Social Solidarity Economy (SSE)】 Guy Tchami (Cooperative Policy and Research Specialist, ILO)
4. Introduction of the Study Tour Programme:Haruyoshi Amano (Manager, International Department, JCCU)
5.【Cooperative Activities in Africa】(Report by the tour participants)
(1)  Joan Susan Atuhurra (Kenya) Head, Finance & Administration, African Confederation of Co-operative Savings and Credit Associations (ACCOSCA)
(2)  Ursullah Bwari Gesembe (Kenya) Co-operative advisor, Co-op Consultancy & Ins. Agency
(3)  Oladipo Olanrewaju Shobule (Nigeria) Board member, Lagos Local Governments Multipurpose Cooperative
(4)  August Ernest Kimario(Tanzania) Joint Enterprise Coordinator, Kilimanjaro Dairy Coop Joint Enterprise
(5)  Somoe Ismail Nguhwe (Tanzania) Chairperson, TANESCO Saving and Credits Cooperative Society (TANESCO SACCOS)
6. Q&A / Discussion
※ 1 hour meeting will also be held at the hall after this programme!