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Tuesday Talk #8 - CDF Canada
Resource from: Global Office
international development, cooperative development, webinar

The improvement of collaboration between Cooperative Development Organizations, members of Cooperative Networks like the International Cooperative Development Platform (ICDP), is one of the main objectives of the ICA-EU Partnership. To achieve that, The ICDP has already identified 3 areas of work: Knowledge sharing, programming and advocacy. These “Tuesday Talks” are webinars that fall under the area of knowledge sharing and aim to inform ICDP members of each other’s areas of expertise, building on a common understanding on International Cooperative Development and to enhance collaboration.

The eighth edition of the Tuesday Talk webinars featured the work of CDF Canada (Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada) and was presented by Frewengel Wolde-Michael, the Regional Director for Africa. You can see his presentation in the video above. Date of the meeting: 31 March 2020.

2020-04-01
Tuesday Talk #7 - Legacoop
Resource from: Global Office
international development, cooperative development, webinar

 

The seventh edition of Tuesday Talks featured the work of Legacoop. The organisation was represented by Stefania Marcone, Head of the Office for International Relations and European policies of Legacoop; Francesca Ottolenghi, Office for International Relations and European Policies at Legacoop and Director of Haliéus and Gabriele Verginelli, Projects Manager at Haliéus. You can see his presentation in the video above. Date of the meeting: 17 March 2020.

2020-03-19
#GYF20 - Highlights ✨
Resource from: Global Office
entrepreneurship, cooperatives, training, youth, development

The #coops4dev🌍 global event Global Youth Forum Cooperative Entrepreneurship 2020 (GYF20) took place in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia from 3-7 February.

Over 180 participants from 50 countries sharing a common interest in cooperative entrepreneurship attended 110 interactive training sessions, exchanged ideas and built connections with young entrepreneurs and professionals from all over the world. Participants actively worked on a Youth Agenda for Advocacy that was delivered at the end of the event.

 

 

2020-03-12
AROUNDTHEWORLD.COOP #10 | COPPALJ | BRAZIL
Resource from: Cooperatives of the Americas
documentary film, aroundtheworld.coop, women empowerment, agriculture

The COPPALJ cooperative, namely Cooperativa dos pequenos produtores agroextravistas de Lago do Junco Ltda, is located in the municipalities of Lago do Junco and Lago dos Rodrigues, in the Brazilian state of Maranhão.

The cooperative was founded in 1991, created by the babaçu breaker women and smallholder farmers to maintain the control over the babaçu palms.

Nowadays, the cooperative has 201 members located in 8 different communities where they have their own collection points.

The babaçu coconuts are collected and then transformed into babaçu oil, which is sold with an organic certification in the national and international market.

2020-03-08
Report: 3rd Africa Cooperative Youth Conference.
Resource from: ICA Africa
#coops4dev

Moving from Ideas to Youth Empowerment: Fostering Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy Education through School Co-operatives in Africa.

2020-03-02
Report: Follow-up Consultative Meeting on the Establishment of the Alliance Africa Agricultural Cooperative Organization (AAACO).
Resource from: ICA Africa
#coops4dev

Strengthening Agricultural Cooperatives in Africa, facilitating dialogues with the ICA-Africa members, partners, and collaborators on the progress made since the first consultative meeting held in Morocco with respect to operationalization of AAACO and how to strengthen partnerships to support AAACO.

Report: 2nd Africa Cooperative Youth Conference.
Resource from: ICA Africa
#coops4dev

Harnessing Innovation among Youth through Cooperatives.” Engaged in a policy dialogue to trigger action among policy makers and recommended specific policy interventions to the AU that would encourage and propel youth participation in the socio-economic development of Africa through the cooperative enterprise model.

2020-03-02
Brochure: Framework for Partnership Agreement (FPA) Members’ Brochure in Africa.
Resource from: ICA Africa
#coops4dev

The future and present of our cooperative movement and the Africa continent is in our hands. We can choose to be spectators and blame everyone else for our status quo or being actors and sacrifice together to change our destiny.

2020-02-27
3rd Africa Youth Cooperative Conference interview.
Resource from: ICA Africa
#coops4dev

Moving from Ideas to Youth Empowerment: Fostering Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy Education through School Cooperatives in Africa.

2020-02-27
Global Cooperative Entrepreneurs (GCE) Youth Ambassador Training Program in Africa.
Resource from: ICA Africa
#coops4dev

GCE is an experimental mentoring program aiming at providing support to youth ambassadors interested in setting up a cooperative.

2020-02-27
AROUNDTHEWORLD.COOP #6 | BOOMALLI ABORIGINAL ARTISTS COOPERATIVE | AUSTRALIA
Resource from: ICA Asia and Pacific
cooperative development, artist cooperative, identity, indigenous, aboriginal

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Cooperative was established in 1987 by 10 contemporary Aboriginal artists, from language groups across Australia. They were: Euphemia Bostock, Michael Riley, Bronwyn Bancroft, Arone Meeks, Jeffrey Samuels, Tracey Moffatt, Brenda L. Croft, Fern Martens, Fiona Foley and Avril Quaill. The name "Boomalli" derives from the word for ‘to strike; to make a mark’ in the languages of the Kamilaroi, Wiradjuri and Bundjalung peoples. The aim of the original 10 members was to challenge preconceptions around urban-based Aboriginal Art. Boomalli is the longest surviving Aboriginal Artists Co-operative in Australia: it has 60 members and runs Boomalli Aboriginal Art Gallery, a unique space in Leichhardt (Sydney), and provides opportunities for NSW Aboriginal artists to sell and promote their work through exhibitions, workshops and artwork commissions.

2020-02-26
Study Report: Review of Exisitng ICT Uptake in Cooperatives in Africa.
Resource from: ICA Africa
#coops4dev
Crims result

Review of the Existing Information Communication Technologies (ICT) In Cooperatives In Africa for the Purpose of Establishing A Flexible, User-Friendly Integrated Management Information System.

#COOPS4DEV🌏 2nd ANNIVERSARY
Resource from: Global Office
anniversary, India, Annual Review Meeting

🎂 Happy birthday to us!

Ready to go back to Delhi and celebrate with the #COOPS4DEV🌏team?

We're entering the third year of our partnership with the European Commission and we couldn't be more excited! Find out what all the offices have been up to and what are our plans for the future ⏩⏩

2020-02-19
#COOPS4DEV🌏 3rd ANNIVERSARY
Resource from: Global Office
anniversary, Kenya, Annual Review Meeting

The ICA-EU Partnership for Cooperative Development enters in its 4th year with a very tight and exciting agenda. Eager to know a bit more about what was done in the 3rd year of the Partnership and what are the key priorities for the current year? If so, watch the video!

2020-02-19
Aroundtheworld.coop in the Americas
Resource from: Cooperatives of the Americas
documentary film, aroundtheworld.coop, cooperative development, sustainable development, story telling

Overview of the different cooperatives the project aroundtheworld.coop is visiting across the Americas.

All the films will be launched throughout the coming months.

Stay tuned!

 

2020-02-13
General assessment on the XXI Regional Conference of the Cooperatives of the Americas
Resource from: Cooperatives of the Americas
Regional Conference, sustainable development

Between the 18 and 20 November 2019, more than 1.000 cooperators from 29 countries gathered together in San José, Costa Rica within the framework of the XXI Regional Conference of the Cooperatives of the Americas. They analysed the economic and social landscape, discussed different proposals and defined common initiatives under the motto Change / Impact / Sustainability "Cooperatives, economic actors with a social and sustainable impact".

 

2020-02-12
1st Cooperative Hackathon by Cooperatives of the Americas
Resource from: Cooperatives of the Americas
hackathon, innovation, youth

Within the framework of the XXI Regional Conference, the first Cooperative Hackathon engaged participants in a 24-hours competition to find solutions to a range of pre-defined problem areas.

2020-02-12
Tuesday Talk #6 - OCDC
Resource from: Global Office
cooperative development, webinar, knowledge sharing, ICDP

The improvement of collaboration between Cooperative Development Organizations, members of Cooperative Networks like the International Cooperative Development Platform (ICDP), is one of the main objectives of the ICA-EU Partnership. To achieve that, The ICDP has already identified 3 areas of work: Knowledge sharing, programming and advocacy. These “Tuesday Talks” are webinars that fall under the area of knowledge sharing and aim to inform ICDP members of each other’s areas of expertise, building on a common understanding on International Cooperative Development and to enhance collaboration.

The sixth edition of Tuesday Talks featured the work of OCDC (U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council) presented by Paul Hazen, Executive Director.

Date of the meeting: 11 February 2020.
 

2020-02-12
Tuesday Talk #5 - Global Communities
Resource from: Global Office
cooperative development, webinar, knowledge sharing, ICDP

The improvement of collaboration between Cooperative Development Organizations, members of Cooperative Networks like the International Cooperative Development Platform (ICDP), is one of the main objectives of the ICA-EU Partnership. To achieve that, The ICDP has already identified 3 areas of work: Knowledge sharing, programming and advocacy. These “Tuesday Talks” are webinars that fall under the area of knowledge sharing and aim to inform ICDP members of each other’s areas of expertise, building on a common understanding on International Cooperative Development and to enhance collaboration.

The fifth edition of Tuesday Talks featured the work of Global Communities presented by Tindi Sitati, Collaboration, Learning & Adaptation (CLA) Officer. You can see his presentation in the video above.

Date of the meeting: 28 January 2020.

 

2020-02-12
AROUNDTHEWORLD.COOP #8 | UP&GO | NEW YORK, USA
Resource from: Cooperatives of the Americas
cooperatives, platform cooperatives, digital economy, gig economy, migration, documentary film

Up & Go is a pro-worker platform cooperative that offers on-demand cleaning services in New York. This platform helped the workers, the majority of whom are migrant women, to earn an income 25% higher compared to the local industry average wage. All in all, it counteracts the pernicious effects of the GIG economy by promoting decent work.

 

2020-02-26
Tuesday Talk #4 - DGRV
Resource from: Global Office
cooperatives, development, ICDP, knowledge, sharing, meeting, presentation, webinar

The improvement of collaboration between Cooperative Development Organizations, members of Cooperative Networks like the International Cooperative Development Platform (ICDP), is one of the main objectives of the ICA-EU Partnership. To achieve that, The ICDP has already identified 3 areas of work: Knowledge sharing, programming and advocacy. These “Tuesday Talks” are webinars that fall under the area of knowledge sharing and aim to inform ICDP members of each other’s areas of expertise, building on a common understanding on International Cooperative Development and to enhance collaboration.

The fourth edition of Tuesday Talks featured the work of the German Cooperative and Raiffeisen Confederation (DGRV) presented by Korbinian März, Project Coordinator. You can see his presentation in the video above.

Date of the meeting: 14 January 2020.

2020-02-06
Tuesday Talk #3 - The Co-operative College
Resource from: Global Office
ICDP, international development, development, cooperative development, webinar, tuesday talk, knowledge sharing

The improvement of collaboration between Cooperative Development Organizations, members of Cooperative Networks like the International Cooperative Development Platform (ICDP), is one of the main objectives of the ICA-EU Partnership. To achieve that, The ICDP has already identified 3 areas of work: Knowledge sharing, programming and advocacy. These “Tuesday Talks” are webinars that fall under the area of knowledge sharing and aim to inform ICDP members of each other’s areas of expertise, building on a common understanding on International Cooperative Development and to enhance collaboration.

The third edition of Tuesday Talks featured the work of the Co-operative College presented by Dr. Sarah Alldred, International Programmes Manager for the Co-operative College. You can see her presentation in the video above.

Date of the meeting: 10 December 2019

2020-02-12
Tuesday Talk #2 - ICDP Meeting - We Effect
Resource from: Global Office
cooperatives, development, ICDP, knowledge, sharing, meeting, cooperative

The improvement of collaboration between Cooperative Development Organizations, members of Cooperative Networks like the International Cooperative Development Platform (ICDP), is one of the main objectives of the ICA-EU Partnership. To achieve that, The ICDP has already identified 3 areas of work: Knowledge sharing, programming and advocacy. These “Tuesday Talks” are webinars that fall under the area of knowledge sharing and aim to inform ICDP members of each other’s areas of expertise, building on a common understanding on International Cooperative Development and to enhance collaboration.

This second edition of Tuesday Talks featured the work of We Effect presented by M. Hans Lind, Senior Advisor on Cooperative Development at We Effect. You can see his presentation in the video above.

Date of the meeting: 19 November 2019

2020-02-07
Tuesday Talk #1 - ICDP Meeting - NCBA CLUSA
Resource from: Global Office
cooperative, developement, ICDP, knowledge, sharing, meeting

The improvement of collaboration between Cooperative Development Organizations, members of Cooperative Networks like the International Cooperative Development Platform (ICDP), is one of the main objectives of the ICA-EU Partnership. T To achieve that, The ICDP has already identified 3 areas of work: Knowledge sharing, programming, and advocacy. These “Tuesday Talks” are webinars that fall under the area of knowledge sharing and aim to inform ICDP members of each other’s areas of expertise, building on a common understanding of International Cooperative Development and to enhance collaboration.

The first edition of Tuesday Talks featured the work of NCBA CLUSA presented by Ms Camila Piniero, Technical Specialist on cooperative development for NCBA CLUSA. You can see her presentation in this video.

Date of the meeting: 29 October 2019

2020-02-07
For you, what is gender equality?
Resource from: Global Office
gender, equality, session, members, women, empowerment

In the framework of the ICA Global Conference 'Cooperatives for Development' taking place in Kigali from 14-17 October 2019, and to introduce our parallel session 'Women’s empowerment at the forefront of sustainable development', we asked a question to our members: 'What is gender equality for you?'.

This session aimed at sensitizing male and female participants, including leaders and decision-makers in cooperatives, and reinforcing their ability to advance women empowerment and gender equality in the cooperative movement, with a particular focus on the following aspects: promoting an enabling environment to support women’s empowerment and gender equality within cooperatives and through cooperatives; making the cooperative business model more attractive to women, including by promoting female entrepreneurship.

The session also sought to cover a number of sub-themes in addition to the two core themes aforementioned, which could include among others: tools to support women cooperators, empowerment of young women, and benefits of gender equality for the wider community.

2020-03-17
AROUNDTHEWORLD.COOP #6 | CHEESE BOARD COLLECTIVE | BERKELEY, USA
Resource from: Cooperatives of the Americas
cooperative, usa, america, worker, food, aroundtheworld.coop

The Cheese Board Collective is a worker-owned cooperative located in Berkely, in Northern California in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. It opened as a small cheese store in 1967. In 1971, the two original owners sold their business to their employees and created a 100% worker-owned business. Over time, it has grown in size and in the number of sold products. Nowadays the Cheese Board Collective consists of a cheese store, a bakery, an espresso bar, and a pizzeria. As they say, they have never wavered from the original vision of a democratic workplace. This commitment has made it possible to constantly reinvent themselves while remaining faithful to their political vision, and their belief in good, honest food.

2020-02-26
Study Report: Autonomy and Independence of Cooperatives in India
Resource from: ICA Asia and Pacific
#Cooperatives #India #ICAAsiaPacific #ALC #coops4dev

The study is a joint initiative of ICA Asia and Pacific and ALC India to ascertain the status of autonomy and independence of cooperatives in India as compared to cooperatives in South East Asia. 

2019-10-15
Brochure: Cooperatives in Industrial and Service Sectors in the Asia and Pacific Region
Resource from: ICA Asia and Pacific
#Cooperatives #Industrial #Service #ICAAsiaPacific #CICOPA #coops4dev

The brochure covers an overview of the study conducted by ICA Asia and Pacific and CICOPA on industrial and service cooperatives in the Asia and Pacific region. 

2019-10-15
Study Report: Cooperatives in Industrial and Service Sectors in the Asia and Pacific Region
Resource from: ICA Asia and Pacific
#Cooperatives #Industrial #Service #ICAAsiaPacific #CICOPA #coops4dev

Full report on the study conducted by ICA Asia and Pacific and CICOPA on industrial and service cooperatives in the Asia and Pacific region. 

2019-10-15
AROUNDTHEWORLD.COOP #5 | Koperasi MRSM Kepala Batas Berhad | MALAYSIA
Resource from: ICA Asia and Pacific
aroundtheworld.coop, malaysia, cooperative, education, youth, school

The Koperasi MRSM Kepala Batas Berhad is a cooperative set up by a school to provide essential services for students, teachers and staff, such as the laundry, the cafeteria, a market shop and also a kindergarten. Profits are reinvested in activities for the students and they, at the same time, can actively take part to the cooperative life, having the opportunity to develop hard ad soft skills and to be exposed to the cooperative principles since the early age.

2020-02-26
Brochure: Sharing the benefits - International development through cooperatives
Resource from: Cooperatives Europe
cooperative development, CEDP
sharing the benefits

The brochure "Sharing the benefits" explores international development through cooperatives.

Building Inclusive Enterprises in Africa - Cooperative Case Studies
Resource from: Cooperatives Europe
africa, inclusive, enterprises, CEDP, europe
buiding inclusive enterprises in africa

“Building Inclusive Enterprises in Africa - Cooperative Case Studies” document showcases 21 best practices from diverse African cooperatives and how they have an impact on the development of this continent. In particular they highlight the ability of cooperative businesses to empower youth and women, to bring significant improvements to their wider community, to foster fruitful international cooperation opportunities and to promote key economic and social innovations.

Building Strong Development Cooperation - Partnership Opportunities between Cooperatives and the EU
Resource from: Cooperatives Europe
development, european union, EU, CEDP, europe
building strong development cooperation

“Building Strong Development Cooperation - Partnership Opportunities between Cooperatives and the EU” study intends to strengthen the collaboration between cooperatives and EU institutions. It showcases development activities undertaken by cooperatives and the EU, as well as existing partnerships, the challenges they face, and steps for improvement. 

Brochure: Good practices in international cooperative development: Why creating a knowledge sharing culture is key for international cooperative development work
Resource from: Cooperatives Europe
CEDP, cooperative development, knowledge building
brochureCEDP

The report Good practices in international cooperative development presents a snapshot of the CEDP’s activities and approaches to promote sustainable and inclusive development worldwide – find out more in this brochure!

Good practices in international cooperative development: Why creating a knowledge sharing culture is key for international cooperative development work
Resource from: Cooperatives Europe
CEDP, europe, good practices, developement, cooperative development, knowledge building
bestpractices

Aiming to foster a better understanding of the methods and approaches used by the Cooperatives Europe Development Platform (CEDP) organisations in their international cooperative development work, the document maps the CEDP activities in diverse geographic and thematic areas, showcasing good practices and tools used by members.
 
This research is intended to encourage partnerships between CEDP members by highlighting each organisation’s specific expertise as well as potential synergies, and to enable external actors to better understand the advantages of international cooperative development as a successful development approach.

What is #coops4dev🌍?
Resource from: Global Office
partnership, #coops4dev, EU, europe

Leave it up to our project managers to explain you the added-value of cooperatives in international development and the aim of the partnership between the ICA and the European Union.

2020-02-07
“Coops 4 Decent Work” in observance of the 2019 International Day of Cooperatives
Resource from: Global Office
decentwork, unitednations, SDGs

8 Jul 2019 - At a time when income inequality is rising around the world, it is good to be reminded that solutions to inequality do exist. The co-operative model is foremost among these solutions, since it contains aspects of sustainable development at its core and is based on ethical values and principles. The aim of this celebration is to increase awareness of cooperatives. The event underscores the contributions of the cooperative movement to resolving the major problems addressed by the United Nations and to strengthening and extending the partnerships between the international cooperative movement and other actors.

2020-02-07
AROUNDTHEWORLD.COOP #4 | Bhabishya Nirman Sana Kishan | NEPAL
Resource from: ICA Asia and Pacific
aroundtheworld.coop, nepal, finance, credit, gender, youth

The micro-finance cooperative Bhabishya Nirman Sana Kishan was created in the Dakshinkali municipality (Nepal) to revert a situation of abuse by big landlords of the region, who were offering loans to small farmers at a very high interest rate. The cooperative is also giving women and youth the opportunity to build their own future in a decent and sustainable way.

Watch the video to know more about the encouraging stories of these active and courageous cooperators.

2020-02-26
European Development Days 2019
Resource from: Cooperatives Europe
EDD, europe, inequalities, EDD19

Cooperatives Europe showcased the cooperative way of addressing global inequalities during the two days of the European Development Days, on the 18th and 19th of June 2019.

Leading a session on peace-building, a brainstorming on youth empowerment and organising a session on renewable energy cooperatives, they brought together partners such as our Development Platform (CEDP) and the #coops4dev team, and many others.

2019-10-11
Cooperatives and Peace: Strengthening Democracy, Participation and Trust - A Case Study Approach
cooperatives, peace, peacebuilding, development

Cooperatives Europe's research “Cooperatives and Peace: Strengthening Democracy, Participation and Trust - A Case Study Approach,” showcases twenty case studies from more than fourteen countries, covering different types and stages of conflicts. 

Produced in the framework of the ICA-EU Partnership (#coops4dev), the research was supported by the Cooperatives Europe Development Platform (CEDP), co-authored by the Co-operative College, Kooperationen and Coopermondo, with input from all CEDP members.

AROUNDTHEWORLD.COOP #3 | COPRORIZ-Ntende | RWANDA
Resource from: ICA Africa
aroundtheworld.coop, rwanda, agriculture, finance, credit

The COPRORIZ-Ntende cooperative provides many services to its more than 3.700 members, ranging from agriculture technical assistance to marketing, to support them to access credit from financial institutions, to many fundamental social services. Their vision is to build a sustainable organisation and to this purpose, they are carrying out responsible investments for the benefit of the members, including the two stars Ntende hotel, the farmers' market and the poultry farming project.

2020-02-26
AROUNDTHEWORLD.COOP #2 | COOPERATIVE TOUDARTE | IMSOUANE, MOROCCO
Resource from: ICA Africa
aroundtheworld.coop, morocco, gender, cooperative

In the cooperative Toudarte, over 100 Berber women participate in the production of biological argan oil. The cooperative not only guarantees a stable income to many families, but it also contributes to the transformation of the social role of women in the region.

2020-02-26
AROUNDTHEWORLD.COOP #1 | CASA DI ALICE | ITALY
Resource from: Cooperatives Europe
aroundtheworld.coop, italy, agriculture, cooperative, integration

A documentary film on the Italian cooperative Casa di Alice (Alice’s home) and the Altri Orizzonti – Jerry Essan Masslo cooperative in Castel Volturno (Southern Italy). It presents the work of these cooperatives to boost the social and economic integration of migrants and recover confiscated lands from the mafia.

2020-02-26

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