ILO's work on cooperatives in Africa

  1. Publication

    The role of cooperatives in eliminating child labour - A facilitator guide to train field trainers

    30 June 2021

    The objective of the training package on “The role of cooperatives in eliminating Child Labour” is to raise awareness of management, staff and members of agricultural cooperatives about child labour so that they are able to decide on and implement a set of actions that will contribute to the prevention and elimination of child labour within the cooperative’s and members’ operations as well as in their communities. It uses a situated learning approach, where participants are actively involved in their learning experience and learning focuses on skills and competencies specific to their professional practices. The training package builds on previous materials on cooperatives and child labour as well as ILO’s practical experience. The training package contains: a Facilitator guide to train field trainers and a Facilitator Guide to train management, staff and members of agricultural cooperatives. A PowerPoint presentation to support training of trainers can be requested from coop@ilo.org

  2. Publication

    The role of cooperatives in eliminating child labour - A facilitator guide to train management, staff and members of agricultural cooperatives

    30 June 2021

    The objective of the training package on “The role of cooperatives in eliminating Child Labour” is to raise awareness of management, staff and members of agricultural cooperatives about child labour so that they are able to decide on and implement a set of actions that will contribute to the prevention and elimination of child labour within the cooperative’s and members’ operations as well as in their communities. It uses a situated learning approach, where participants are actively involved in their learning experience and learning focuses on skills and competencies specific to their professional practices. The training package builds on previous materials on cooperatives and child labour as well as ILO’s practical experience. The training package contains: a Facilitator guide to train field trainers and a Facilitator Guide to train management, staff and members of agricultural cooperatives. A PowerPoint presentation to support training of trainers can be requested from coop@ilo.org

  3. News

    ILO COOP participates in Annual Summit organized by the Cooperative Bank of South Sudan

    29 June 2021

    The Summit organized by the Cooperative Bank of South Sudan took place on 17 June 2021 bringing government officials, representatives from donor organizations, NGOs, international development partners, cooperative societies as well as youth.

  4. Article

    How can individuals act to eliminate child labour in their communities?

    04 June 2021

    We children and youth of today, need to be well educated, we need to dream, we need to be healthy so that we can good leaders tomorrow, and all this is only possible if you, our dear parents, allow us to do so.

  5. Article

    Journalists have a key role to play in the collective effort to eliminate child labour

    04 June 2021

    Through the Accel Africa Reporting on child labour in Africa course, learners are introduced to a number of different issues, including international labour standards, ethical reporting of child-related information, or collecting testimonies from vulnerable sources of information. They also learn about the relevant context of child labour in agricultural supply chains, such as in the tobacco, cotton or cocoa industries.

  6. Publication

    Cooperation among Cooperatives in Action between Japan and Africa - 10 Years of ILO/JCCU African Cooperative Leaders’ Study Tour

    31 May 2021

    This retrospective booklet tells the story of a decade of collaboration between the Japanese Consumers' Co-operative Union (JCCU) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) through the ILO/JCCU African Cooperative Leaders’ Study Tour Programme. Compared to other study tours, the ILO/JCCU study tour is unique both for its duration of ten days, and its continuity for ten years. This booklet reflects on the experiences of those who participated in the study tours across the past decade and includes messages from ILO/JCCU/JCA staff and highlights from roundtable discussions. In addition, it includes information on the ILO’s work on cooperative development, international and Japanese cooperative movements and the contributions of cooperatives toward achieving the SDGs.

  7. News

    The Validation Workshop of the evaluation of the potential of the Social Economy in Cameroon was held virtually on 27 April 2021

    26 May 2021

    The workshop was co-organised by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises, Social Economy and Handicrafts of Cameroon (MINPMEESA) to discuss and validate the results of the study on "The evaluation of the needs of social economy units and the identification of priority value

  8. News

    ILO’s Cooperatives Unit and Social Finance Programme co-organize an elective session at the Rural development academy 2021

    29 April 2021

    ILO’s Cooperatives Unit and Social Finance Programme co-organized an elective on “Sustainable Finance and Cooperatives in Rural Areas” to highlight the role of cooperatives in the rural economy and access to financial services through a range of traditional and emerging financial service providers.

  9. News

    ILO Contributes to a UN DESA webinar on MSME formalization through cooperatives

    15 March 2021

    The webinar on “Promoting MSME Formalization through the Cooperative Enterprise Model” took place on 11 March 2021 with the participation of policy makers, cooperatives, and development partners

  10. News

    Launch of FORTER'ESS Project - Strengthening the resilience and promotion of decent work of women-led SSE organizations in Tunisia

    11 March 2021

    The FORTER’ESS project is the result of a partnership between the Tunisian Government, the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as donor, and the International Labour Organization as implementing agency. It aims to strengthen the resilience of women-led Social and Solidarity Economy Organizations (SSEOs) affected by COVID-19 in two disadvantaged regions of Tunisia.