ILO's work on cooperatives in Africa

  1. ILO COOP 100 Interview

    Prof. Dr. Emmanuel Kamdem, Secretary General of the Pan African Institute for Development (PAID), former official of the International Labour Organization

    08 September 2020

    Established in March 1920, the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit marks its Centenary in 2020. On this occasion, the ILO COOP 100 Interview series features past and present ILO colleagues and key partners who were closely engaged in the ILO's work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). The interviews reflect on their experience and contributions in the past and shares their thoughts on the future of cooperatives and the SSE in a changing world of work.

  2. News

    An Update on ILO COOP 100 Interview Series

    25 August 2020

  3. News

    Remembering Sam Mshiu

    24 August 2020

  4. ILO COOP 100 Interview

    Hans Lind, Interim Country Representative for Colombia and Senior Advisor on Cooperative Development at We Effect

    30 July 2020

    Established in March 1920, the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit marks its Centenary in 2020. On this occasion, the ILO COOP 100 Interview series features past and present ILO colleagues and key partners who were closely engaged in the ILO's work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). The interviews reflect on their experience and contributions in the past and shares their thoughts on the future of cooperatives and the SSE in a changing world of work.

  5. News

    ILO COOP participates in a webinar as part of an online training on My.COOP – Managing your agricultural cooperative

    29 July 2020

    The 2020 edition of the online My.COOP training of trainers (ToT) workshop is taking place from 1 June to 7 August, with the participation of 25 people from Africa, Asia and Europe.

  6. News

    ILO COOP participated and presented on implications of COVID-19 pandemic on gender equality within the cooperative movement

    23 July 2020

    Organized by the International Cooperative Alliance- Africa Regional Office and We Effect Regional Office for East Africa, the webinar brought together cooperative leaders from Asia and Africa regions as speakers reflecting on key challenges to gender equality around the pandemic and response strategies by cooperatives.

  7. News

    COPAC organizes an International Day of Cooperatives event on cooperatives and climate action

    22 July 2020

    ILO’s Enterprises Department Director and Chair of the Committee on Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC), Mr van Vuuren, participated as a speaker in a virtual event organized on the occasion of the International Day of Cooperatives focusing on climate action on 9 July 2020.

  8. ILO COOP 100 Interview

    Mr Alexandre Soho, ILO Senior Technical Officer on agriculture and rural economy in the Fundamentals Branch of the ILO

    22 July 2020

    Established in March 1920, the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit marks its Centenary in 2020. On this occasion, the ILO COOP 100 Interview series features past and present ILO colleagues and key partners who were closely engaged in the ILO's work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). The interviews reflect on their experience and contributions in the past and shares their thoughts on the future of cooperatives and the SSE in a changing world of work.

  9. Document

    Expression of Interest - Sustaining Peace and Improving Social Cohesion through the Promotion of Rural Employment Opportunities for Youth in Conflict-Prone areas.

    15 July 2020

    Consultancy for a needs assessment for strengthening social cohesion & peacebuilding through cooperative development

  10. News

    ILO COOP 100 Webinar III - Cooperatives for Climate Action

    06 July 2020

    The webinar focused on climate action, the theme for this year’s International Day of Cooperatives. Four speakers presented on the role of cooperatives in climate change mitigation and adaptation and discussed ways to scale up efforts toward a greener and better future.