ILO's work on cooperatives in Africa

  1. News

    The ILO and the UNTFSSE participated in European Social Economy Week 2021

    25 October 2021

    Director of ILO Enterprises Department and Chair of UNTFSSE, Mr Vic Van Vuuren participated at the European Social Economy Week 2021 in a discussion on the global challenges and perspectives of social economy as a driver of sustainable development.

  2. Video

    ILO Social and Solidarity Economy in South Africa - Video

    17 September 2021

    The South African government in 2017 initiated a process to develop a policy for the social and solidarity economy. Over 1,000 people were consulted over four years, helping to describe the SSE in the South African context. So what is it? And how does it work? This 5 minute animated video explains.

  3. News

    Training of Trainers Workshop on cooperative development for the elimination of child labour conducted in Mali

    27 August 2021

    The ILO’s Cooperatives Unit and its FUNDAMENTALS Branch joined forces to organize a TOT workshop on cooperative development for the elimination of child labour in Mali in select supply chains

  4. Project

    Strengthening Social and Solidarity Economy Knowledge Base

    18 August 2021

    The project aims to contribute towards creating an enabling legal and policy framework that could enhance the visibility and raise awareness about the contribution of SSE towards achieving inclusive and sustainable development and decent work.

  5. News

    ILO COOP Manager provides a keynote for the 5th Annual Conference of the Cooperatives University in Kenya

    03 August 2021

    The ILO contribution to the Annual Conference of the Cooperatives University in Kenya that took place between 27 and 28 July 2021 focused on the role of the Social and Solidarity Economy in attaining the sustainable development goals.

  6. International Day of Cooperatives

    Statement by the ILO Deputy Director-General for Policy for the International Day of Cooperatives - 3 July 2021

    03 July 2021

    Around the pandemic cooperatives, and other social and solidarity economy institutions have stepped up to support their members and communities across sectors and regions. In moving forward beyond the pandemic, it will be important that cooperatives are also recognized as economic actors that need to benefit from the financial relief packages. Moreover, they need to be considered as critical partners for the longer term in building more resilient communities and strengthening local economies.

  7. News

    ILO’s new training package on “The role of cooperatives in eliminating Child Labour” is now available

    01 July 2021

  8. News

    Validation workshops underway for study on trade union and cooperative partnerships in the informal economy

    01 July 2021

    A series of validation workshops are underway for the assessment on ‘Organizing workers in the informal economy of selected African and Latin American countries: The potential of trade union and cooperative partnerships’.

  9. News

    ILO COOP participates in a webinar on women’s collective entrepreneurship

    01 July 2021

    The webinar, organized by SEWA, IMAGO Global Grassroots and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundations focused on women’s collective enterprises and building an enterprises support system.

  10. News

    The International Cooperative Alliance and the ILO organize a webinar to mark the World Day against Child Labour

    30 June 2021

    The awareness raising training package on “The role of cooperatives in eliminating Child Labour” was also launched during the webinar on June 9, 2021.