Spotlight interview with co-operators

2018

  1. Redesol - Building sustainable and solidary links among waste pickers in the informal economy in Brazil

    20 June 2018

    "Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators" is a series of interviews with cooperative leaders from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives. For this issue ILO interviewed Ms Sonia Dias, Waste Picker Sector Specialist at Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) on Redesol, a network of cooperatives of waste pickers in Brazil.

  2. Advancing women’s cooperatives in Turkey

    08 March 2018

    "Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators" is a series of interviews with cooperative leaders from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives. For this issue, ILO interviewed Ms Şengül Akçar, Executive Director of the Foundation for the Support of Women’s Work (FSWW).

  3. Promoting cooperatives through a global multi-stakeholder partnership

    05 March 2018

    "Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators" is a series of interviews with cooperative leaders from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives. For this issue ILO interviewed COPAC Coordinator Ms Fran McCrae.

  4. Interview with Trebor Scholz – connecting cooperatives to the future of work, digitally

    09 February 2018

    "Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators" is a series of interviews with cooperative leaders from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives. For this issue, ILO interviewed Professor Trebor Scholz from The New School, a scholar and an activist who developed the concept of “platform cooperativism”.

  5. Employment provision is among the biggest contributions of cooperatives to the sustainable development agenda

    31 January 2018

    "Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators" is a series of interviews with cooperative leaders from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives. For this issue, Bruno Roelants, the newly elected Director-General of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), spoke to ILO COOP about his new position, the relevance of decent work to the global cooperative movement, and the role of cooperatives for the future of work.

2017

  1. Japan Workers’ Co-operative Union: Contributing to job creation and local community development through associated work

    28 November 2017

    "Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators" is a series of interviews with cooperative leaders from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives. For this issue ILO interviewed Mr Osamu Nakano, a board member and Chief of International Relation Unit of Japan Workers’ Co-operative Union (JWCU).

  2. Rokin Labour Banks: Financial cooperatives for workers in Japan

    31 October 2017

    "Spotlight Interviews with Cooperators" is a series of interviews with cooperative leaders from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives. For this issue ILO interviewed Mr Toshihiro Akahori, Deputy General Manager, Planning and International Department of National Association of Labour Banks (NALB) in Japan. Prior to joining NALB in 2015, he worked at Shizuoka Rokin Labour Bank in Shizuoka Prefecture from 1997 to 2015.

  3. Rah-e-Roshd: The first cooperative school working to advance inclusive and quality education in Iran

    28 September 2017

    "Spotlight Interviews with Cooperators" is a series of interviews with cooperative leaders from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives. For this issue ILO interviewed Ms Anahita Eslahpazir, a founding member and the Chief Executive Officer of Rah-e-Roshd Cooperative.

  4. SEWA Cooperative Federation in India: Towards self-reliance

    16 August 2017

    "Spotlight Interviews with Cooperators" is a series of interviews with cooperative leaders from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives. For this issue ILO interviewed Ms Mirai Chatterjee, Chairperson of the SEWA Cooperative Federation and Director of the SEWA Social Security Team, who has been working at SEWA for 33 years.

  5. Rural cooperative works to preserve the cultural heritage of Malta

    29 May 2017

    "Spotlight Interviews with Cooperators" is a series of interviews with cooperative leaders from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives. For this issue ILO interviewed Ms Veronica Farrugia, Manager and Trail Coordinator of Koperattiva Rurali Manikata (KRM) in Malta, who has been with the cooperative for 10 years.