ILO's work on cooperatives in Africa

  1. News

    The Ten Year (2023-2032) Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) Strategy for Africa validated at African Union Tripartite Meeting

    15 November 2022

    The Tripartite Consultative Meeting took place in Cape Town, South Africa on 3-4 November 2022. It brought together tripartite constituents from across the continent to discuss the ten year SSE strategy and its implementation plan. The Strategy has already been validated by civil society and SSE organisations on 24-25 August 2022 in Windhoek, Namibia.

  2. Publication

    ILO Training of Trainers - Think COOP, Start COOP, My COOP

    15 November 2022

  3. News

    ILO participates in a session on investing in the SSE to improve employment at the 10th edition of the Mont Blanc Meetings

    01 November 2022

    The session on investing in the SSE to improve employment took place at the 10th edition of the Mont Blanc on October 18 in Cartagena, Colombia.

  4. News

    The UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) held its 40th regular meeting

    19 October 2022

    The 40th UNTFSSE meeting was held virtually on 05 October 2022. It brought together more than 40 participants from eight member (ILO, UNRISD, ESCAP, ECLAC, UNDP, UNDESA, UNCTAD and OECD), twelve observer organizations (Catalyst2030, CIRIEC, CSEND, EESC, EMES, EURICSE, DIESIS, GSEF, Euclid Network, ICA, SSE International Forum, RIPESS) and two resource persons.

  5. News

    The ILO Enterprises Department Director and UNTFSSE Chair participates in the 10th edition of the Mont Blanc Meetings

    19 October 2022

    The 10th edition of the Mont Blanc Meetings took place from October 18 to 19, 2022 in Cartagena, Colombia with the in person participation of ILO’s Director of Enterprises Department.

  6. News

    The Social and Solidarity Economy as an agent of social innovation in Africa

    03 October 2022

    An ILO research report on the contribution of SSE to social innovation in Africa is now available in English and French

  7. News

    Advancing the 2030 Agenda through the Social and Solidarity Economy

    26 September 2022

    The second position paper of the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy revisits the role of Social and Solidarity Economy in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and calls for a stronger enabling environment and policy framework for SSE.

  8. Publication

    Advancing the 2030 Agenda through the Social and Solidarity Economy

    26 September 2022

    The social and solidarity economy (SSE) is a dynamic force for change that is key to realizing the paradigm shift called for in the 2030 Agenda. This Position Paper of the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) examines the contribution of the SSE to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), identifies policy and legal reforms that can foster an institutional environment conducive to SSE, and calls attention to the need for advocacy and policy innovation at multiple levels of governance – local, regional, national and international.

  9. Publication

    Social and solidarity economy: Social innovation catalyst in Africa?

    19 September 2022

    The report illustrates and characterizes the social innovation processes carried out by Social and Solidarity Economy Organizations (SSEOs) in five African countries (South Africa, Cameroon, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia). By analysing practical cases of social innovation, it explores the extent to which SSEOs contribute to generating social innovation in Africa for a more sustainable and inclusive local development, as well as the creation and promotion of decent work for all. The report highlights internal and external factors impacting SSEOs in their social innovation process and it presents a set of policy recommendations to unlock the potential of SSEOs as catalyser of social innovation in African.

  10. Publication

    Terms of Reference for an implementing partner: Consultancy for delivering a Training of Trainer (ToT) in ILO Cooperative Development Tools (Think.COOP, Start.COOP, My.COOP) in Uganda

    12 September 2022