Development Cicopa

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Development Cicopa

  1. 1. Cooperatives Europe General Assembly 23 June 2009 CICOPA’s experience in international development Bruno Roelants CICOPA
  2. 2. International Organisation of industrial, Artisanal and Service Producers’ Cooperatives A sectoral organisation of the International Cooperative Alliance
  3. 3. CICOPA has members in 30 countries on the 5 continents
  4. 4. Our cooperative sector is one of the most rapidly developing ones
  5. 5. We are also one of the oldest cooperative sectors in history The first one recorded: 1833 in Paris
  6. 6. In China in the 1930s and 1940s: The Gung Ho Movement 工合
  7. 7. In India in the 50s and 60s: a heritage of Gandhi
  8. 8. Substantial growth nowadays in Latin America North America South Africa India, China, Japan
  9. 9. CICOPA’s direct experience in development: China India South America West Africa
  10. 10. 2003: decision to work indirectly in development
  11. 11. 2009: new project with FAI: The idea is to create a world network between CICOPA and NGOs
  12. 12. Ongoing definition of a world development strategy Establishment of a database of development experts Identification of development NGOs

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