ILO's work on cooperatives in Africa

  1. Document

    Entrepreneur perspectives: What does it take for forcibly displaced entrepreneurs to succeed?

    23 January 2024

  2. Meeting document

    Learning memos: Inclusive private sector development in forced displacement contexts

    23 January 2024

    The learning memos capture key discussions and takeaways from the technical knowledge-sharing event on engaging and developing the private sector in the humanitarian-development-peace nexus organized by ILO PROSPECTS.

  3. News

    COOPERATIVE IS BEAUTIFUL: The rise of cooperatives as a tool for formalising the informal sector in Senegal

    11 January 2024

    The cooperative, in the spotlight of the Senegalese economy, is becoming an essential instrument for formalising players in the informal economy.

  4. News

    UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) holds its 46th virtual meeting

    19 December 2023

    On 13 December 2023, the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on the Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) organized its final meeting of the year. This was the 46th regular meeting of the Task Force since it was established in 2013.

  5. Document

    Frames of Portraits from PROSPECTS

    14 December 2023

  6. Article

    Portraits from PROSPECTS - Visualizing change in host and refugee communities

    13 December 2023

    Depicting stories of host and refugee individuals with improved self-reliance and resilience, an exhibition led by ILO PROSPECTS programme at the colonnade of ILO Headquarters will underpin ILO’s approaches promoting inclusive socio-economic growth and decent work for both host and forcibly displaced communities. The exhibition will be on from 14 December to 11 January in its first phase.

  7. Article

    ILO explores transformative private sector solutions in forced displacement contexts

    13 November 2023

    Through a three-day knowledge-sharing event bringing together a wide range of partners, the ILO placed the spotlight on the importance of working closely with private sector actors in forced displacement with a collective vision for sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development.

  8. News

    Manage.COOP, a new ILO training programme to support existing cooperatives, pilot tested in Tanzania

    27 October 2023

    The ILO’s Cooperatives, Social and Solidarity Economy Unit (COOP/SSE) organized a pilot training of trainers’ (ToT) workshop to test Manage.COOP, a newly developed training tool.

  9. News

    UNTFSSE marks the 10th Anniversary of the SSE Law in Quebec, Canada

    11 October 2023

    The 10th anniversary of the Social Economy Law of Quebec was celebrated at the National Assembly in Quebec City with the participation of UN agency representatives, OECD and international dignitaries.

  10. News

    UNTFSSE 4th Technical Symposium: Advancing the Social and Solidarity Economy in Quebec and Beyond

    11 October 2023

    On October 2-3, 2023, the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) attended its highly anticipated 4th Technical Symposium, in Montreal, Canada.