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COVID-19: THE GENDERED PANDEMIC IN KENYA

Presented by: CLEAR Kenya, Global Communities. Written by Federick Buagah, Technical Specialist, Gender. And, by Ashley Holst, Technical Specialist, Cooperatives & Inclusive Business. Blog #1: Covid-19: Gendered Social Distancing.  COVID-19 is driving new meaning to rationally held social norms especially those surrounding gender relations. Gender norms as triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic are an issue Read More

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Covid 19: The Cooperative Difference in Action.

During this time, we’d like to take a moment to demonstrate the value of having a business model focusing on Concern for the Community, Cooperative Principle Number 7. What our CDOs are doing: this excel matrix provides an overview of the response from our cooperative development organizations as they work to combat COVID-19 around the Read More

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COVID-19: Cooperative Development Organizations

USAID Guidance to Implementing Partners: general information for reference by USAID project implementers. ICRG Food Security Strategy Guide: this document provides information necessary to planning activities related to food insecurity as a result of COVID-19. Relevant information is compiled for each CDP country as well as general guidance. West Africa Region COVID-19 Posters: created and Read More

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COVID-19: Cooperatives

We have curated this information is to help coop leaders guide and communicate with their community members.  Cooperatives provide a trusted voice in their neighborhoods. This resource provides accurate and timely knowledge for that voice. Please consider the context of how far along the outbreak has progressed in your particular region/country. ILO Resources for Cooperatives: Read More

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COVID-19: Resources Page

We have curated a set of guides & guidance for coops to navigate this difficult time. Concern for Community This is truly a cooperative moment where cooperative principle 7 must be the focus. History has shown us that collaborative, mutually supportive communities are the ones that are most successful at sustainably recovering from large disasters. Read More

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Key Stakeholder Presentation and Dialogue – Philippines

This overview paper for the study “What Difference do Cooperatives Make?” in the Philippines sets out the initial findings of the recent research conducted by the International Cooperative Research Group of the U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council. Read More

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Key Stakeholder Presentation and Dialogue – Kenya

This paper provides an overview of the initial findings of recent research on the cooperative sector in Kenya and identifies some possible paths for policy and/or further debate and exploration. Read More

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NCBA CLUSA’s IMPACT 2019 reignites cooperative drive toward sustainability and self-reliance

The final day of the 2019 IMPACT Conference provided a full-day focus on international cooperative development – a testament to the importance of to the international development efforts of cooperative development organizations worldwide in achieving inclusive economic growth and greater equity around the globe.  The day-long event was co-developed and co-sponsored by OCDC and supported Read More

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Cooperative Community Building

For Inquiry: Samuel Connors Contact: sconnors@ocdc.coop June 12, 2019 OCDC Executive Director Paul Hazen writes for NCBA CLUSA‘s Spring 2019 issue of the Cooperative Business Journal. Hazen discusses how the cooperative business model, powered by the Cooperative Development Program (CDP) from USAID, catalyzes value chain growth and decent work in developing nations worldwide. You can Read More

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Start A COOP 101

Start.COOP has been developed as a low-cost, easy to use training tool for those interested in starting and launching a cooperative in a participatory manner. It draws on technical content from existing materials in different ILO cooperative training tools and peer-to-peer, activity based learning methodology from the ILO’s Community-Based Enterprise Development (C-BED) program. Read More

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