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The women of Bobo Dioulasso (Burkina Faso) are recycling waste and turning it into useful products as part of a project set up by the Gafreh cooperative

Since its creation in 1995, the Groupe d’Action des Femmes pour la Relance Économique du Houet (Women’s action group for the economic revival of Houet – known as Gafreh) has set itself the goal of improving living conditions for women in the region. Through its plastic bag recycling project, it has succeeded in ensuring financial independence for more than eighty women and their (...)

CICOPA is organizing the sectoral workshop “Cooperatives in industry, services and energy: how to address the SME dimension, now and tomorrow?” at the International Summit of Cooperatives (Quebec, 11-14 October)

CICOPA is co-organizing this meeting together with NRECA, an organization that represents around 1.000 cooperatives in the USA and Canada providing and/or distributing energy, and with 13 internationally-renowned speakers.

The ILO shows the achievements of the Recommendation No.193, one of the most important policy instruments for cooperatives

The International Labour Organization (ILO) published at the end of 2015 the “Story of the Promotion of Cooperatives Recommendation No 193” (now is available in Spanish). The Recommendation was negotiated between 2001 and 2002, and approved in June 2002. The ILO report is a review of the process of making this landmark international policy instrument, its implementation and its (...)

Stiglitz, Kramer, Reich, Radjou and Rifkin at the International Summit of Cooperatives

For the third edition of the International Summit of Cooperatives, which will take place in Quebec City, Canada, from October 11 to 13, 2016, Joseph E. Stiglitz, eminent theoretician and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, Mark R. Kramer, FSG co-founder and shared value advocate, and Robert Reich, influential economist and former Secretary of Labor under U.S. President Bill Clinton, will analyze the new global socioeconomic and geopolitical realities in order to identify potential solutions to key issues in the 21st (...)

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CICOPA's organization for Mercosur
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