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Dr Sifa: Overview of Africa Co-operative Development Strategy 2013-2016
Dr Sifa: Overview of Africa Co-operative Development Strategy 2013-2016
Dr Sifa: Overview of Africa Co-operative Development Strategy 2013-2016
Dr Sifa: Overview of Africa Co-operative Development Strategy 2013-2016
Dr Sifa: Overview of Africa Co-operative Development Strategy 2013-2016
Dr Sifa: Overview of Africa Co-operative Development Strategy 2013-2016
Dr Sifa: Overview of Africa Co-operative Development Strategy 2013-2016
Dr Sifa: Overview of Africa Co-operative Development Strategy 2013-2016
Dr Sifa: Overview of Africa Co-operative Development Strategy 2013-2016
Dr Sifa: Overview of Africa Co-operative Development Strategy 2013-2016
Dr Sifa: Overview of Africa Co-operative Development Strategy 2013-2016
Dr Sifa: Overview of Africa Co-operative Development Strategy 2013-2016
Dr Sifa: Overview of Africa Co-operative Development Strategy 2013-2016
Dr Sifa: Overview of Africa Co-operative Development Strategy 2013-2016
Dr Sifa: Overview of Africa Co-operative Development Strategy 2013-2016
Dr Sifa: Overview of Africa Co-operative Development Strategy 2013-2016
Dr Sifa: Overview of Africa Co-operative Development Strategy 2013-2016
Dr Sifa: Overview of Africa Co-operative Development Strategy 2013-2016
Dr Sifa: Overview of Africa Co-operative Development Strategy 2013-2016
Dr Sifa: Overview of Africa Co-operative Development Strategy 2013-2016
Dr Sifa: Overview of Africa Co-operative Development Strategy 2013-2016
Dr Sifa: Overview of Africa Co-operative Development Strategy 2013-2016
Dr Sifa: Overview of Africa Co-operative Development Strategy 2013-2016
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Dr Sifa: Overview of Africa Co-operative Development Strategy 2013-2016

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Dr Sifa, ICA Regional Director Africa at the International Co-operative Alliance Global Conference in Cape Town, November 2013.

Dr Sifa, ICA Regional Director Africa at the International Co-operative Alliance Global Conference in Cape Town, November 2013.

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  • 1. Overview of Africa Co-operative Development Strategy 2013-2016 Dr. Chiyoge B. Sifa Regional Director ICA – Africa chiyoge.sifa@icaafrica.coop www.icaafrica.coop 6th November 2013 International Co-operative Alliance
  • 2. Outline • • • • • Strategy development approach Strategic vision and mission Strategy development guiding principles Strategic interventions Sector Strategy implementation and monitoring International Co-operative Alliance
  • 3. The following sources have been utilized to develop the strategy document: • 1. Case studies of ICA global: • 2. Feasibility study report by Ernst and Young on ICA-Africa and Ericson consulting firm • 3. Subject matter expertise: • 4. Stakeholder discussions in the African cooperative system and at the head office: Including General Assemblies, Ministerial Conferences, member forums and Development partners meetings. International Co-operative Alliance
  • 4. Outline  Strategy development approach  Strategic vision and mission  Strategy development guiding principles  Strategic interventions  Sector Strategy implementation and monitoring International Co-operative Alliance
  • 5. The Africa Co-operative Development Strategy – background • Co-operatives have around 1 billion members around the world.(Worldwatch Institute’s Vital Signs publication of February 2012,) • The 300 largest co-operatives had a combined annual turnover of US$2 trillion in 2010. (World Co-operative Monitor: Exploring the Co-operative Economy 2012 reports) • 40 per cent of African households belong to a co-operative (Co-operatives for People Centred Rural Agriculture, ILO, 2011) International Co-operative Alliance
  • 6. The Africa Co-operative Development Strategy – background Launch of Blue Print for Co-operative Development Decade. In January 2013 the ICA launched the Blueprint for a Cooperative Decade. The ambitious plan in the Blueprint, the ‘2020 Vision’, is for the co-operative form of business by 2020 to become: • the acknowledged leader in economic, social and environmental sustainability • the enterprise model preferred by people • the fastest growing form of enterprise. International Co-operative Alliance
  • 7. The Africa Co-operative Development Strategy has been developed focusing on the following theme. “Leveraging the Benefits of Co-operative Enterprise” The Strategy aims to address the African Co-operative movement’s Special Development Goals, to improve members’ socio-economic situation. The theme for 2013-2016 strategy is “leveraging the benefits of a co-operative enterprise”, while providing dynamic consistency in policy and robust institutions that provide the springboard for actions by co-operatives and their members. International Co-operative Alliance
  • 8. Drawing from past experiences and a sharp look into the future, the Africa Co-operative Development Strategy has been developed with new vision and mission for sector Vision To be the African Leader in promoting a dynamic and democratic co-operative movement; leading the process of social transformation and sustained economic development and growth. Mission ICA Africa Region shall strive to promote, develop, protect and strengthen the co-operative movement in the region and provide effective and efficient services through partnership and collaboration. It will do this by; elevating participation within membership and governance to a new level; positioning co-operatives as builders of sustainability; building the co-operative image and securing the cooperative identity; ensuring supportive legal frameworks for co-operative growth; and securing reliable International Co-operative Alliance co-operative capital while guaranteeing
  • 9. Outline      Strategy development approach Strategic vision and mission Strategy development guiding principles Strategic interventions Sector Strategy implementation and monitoring International Co-operative Alliance
  • 10. Guiding Principles and Pillars International Co-operative Alliance
  • 11. Outline • Strategy development approach • Strategic vision and mission • Strategy development guiding principles • Strategic interventions • Sector Strategy implementation and monitoring International Co-operative Alliance
  • 12. The Africa Cooperatives Development Strategy features Five strategic interventions to address the five key objectives RATIONALE 1. Participation Co-operatives are better because they give individuals participation through ownership, which makes them inherently more engaging, more productive, and both more useful and more relevant in the contemporary world KEY OBJECTIVE STRATEGY Elevate participation within membership and governance to a new level. Sub-regional presence and capacity building programme International Co-operative Alliance
  • 13. The Africa Cooperatives Development Strategy features Five strategic interventions to address the five key objectives Rational 2. Sustainability Co-operatives are better because their business model creates greater economic, social and environmental sustainability. They put people at the heart of economic decision making and bring a greater sense of fair play to the global economy Key Objective Position co-operatives as builders of sustainability Strategy Sectoral development through formation of: 1. Regional agricultural co-operative organisations 2. 2. Regional banking, insurance and co-operative finance organisations 3. 3. Regional housing development co-operative organisations 4. 4. Specialised sector co-ops (e.g. health, schools, utilities, roads, consumer retail, Information, Communication and Technologies, appropriate technologies) 5. Industrial artisanal and worker based co-ops International Co-operative Alliance
  • 14. The Africa Cooperatives Development Strategy features Five strategic interventions to address the five key objectives Rational Key objective Strategy Co-operative Image Build the co-operative image and secure the co-operative identity. and Identity:Co-operative identity and image, which is defined by the core values and principles of co-operation, needs to be communicated through a powerful, distinctive message to ensure that co-ops are seen and understood by everybody from policy makers to the general public The objective is to develop our external identity, so the aim is to Communication and awareness creation build the co-operative message with the intrinsic and abiding value through all forms of media of the co-operative model clearly established, and a distinctive identity and proposition described International Co-operative Alliance
  • 15. The Africa Cooperatives Development Strategy features Five strategic interventions to address the five key objectives Rational Key objective Strategy Legal Framework: Co-operatives in every jurisdiction sit within a legal framework. This framework is critical to the viability and existence of cooperatives Ensure supportive legal frameworks for co-operative growth. The ICA seeks to ensure supportive legal frameworks for co-operative growth International Co-operative Alliance Partnership and Lobbying
  • 16. The Africa Cooperatives Development Strategy features Five strategic interventions to address the five key objectives Rational Key Objective Strategy Co-operative capital : Co-operatives need Secure reliable co-operative capital Strengthening internal and access to capital if they while guaranteeing member external resource are to be established, control. mobilisation and grow and flourish management as well as collaborating with all social and economic partners to leverage scarce resources and avoid duplication International Co-operative Alliance
  • 17. The Africa Cooperatives Development Strategy Impact & Outcomes Impact Increased social, economic and environmental sustainability of nations through the co-operative enterprise Outcome Efficient and effective cooperatives at all tiers that provide effective and sustainable services to many members International Co-operative Alliance Impact indicator/target Increased in social cohesion, economic growth and environmental sustainability of African nations Outcome indicator/target Improvement in business performance of African co-operative organisations
  • 18. The Africa Co-operative Development Strategy plan will be implimented and guided by the following strategy indicator framework Output Output indicator/target 1. Elevation of participation within membership and governance to a new level 2. Positioning of co-operatives as builders of sustainability 3. Positive co-operative image and secure co-operative identity 4. Supportive legal frameworks for co-operative growth Reliable co-operative capital while guaranteeing member control 5. International Co-operative Alliance Increased membership, especially for women and youth in co-operatives Greater economic, social and environmentally sustainable growth of African nations Increased membership, especially for women and youth in co-ops Increased in quality and quantity of co-operative law and policies across Africa Increased membership fee collections, contributions to the endowment fund and projects budgets
  • 19. Outline • • • • • Strategy development approach Strategic vision and mission Strategy development guiding principles Strategic interventions Sector Strategy implementation and monitoring International Co-operative Alliance
  • 20. International Co-operative Alliance
  • 21. ICA Africa - Strategy Implementation Structure Regional Board Outsourced internal auditor Manager education, and training Participation Manager Northern Region Regional Steering Committee Regional Director Sub-regional Steering committee Manager Sectoral developmen t Manager communication Manager Western Region Manager Policy and Legal Affairs Manager Central Region International Co-operative Alliance Manager Eastern Region Manager Coop Financing Manager Admin. and Finance Manager Southern Region
  • 22. Conclusion  Implementing the plan will require financial resources generated from within and without regional office.  Member organizations will be called upon to sample services to be offered by the regional office.  We’ll need effective participation of all stakeholders to succesfully implement the plan  We’ll continue to capitalize the Endowment Trust Fund as a longterm sustainability strategy. International Co-operative Alliance
  • 23. International Co-operative Alliance

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