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ICCO, Connect4Change and ICT for economic development


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Presenting ICCO and Connect 4 Change to IICD agriculture and livelihoods knowledge sharing workshop in Tema, Ghana, November 29, 2010. By Rob Witte

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ICCO, Connect4Change and ICT for economic development

  1. 1. ICCO, Connect 4 Change, and ICT for Economic Development
  2. 2. Titel van de presentatie Eventueel de ondertitel van de presentatie <ul><li>established in 1965 </li></ul><ul><li>220 ftu staff, 9 regional offices </li></ul><ul><li>in 2009 a budget 150 miljoen euro per jaar, reduced to some 90 million in 2011 </li></ul>This is ICCO
  3. 3. This is ICCO <ul><li>930 partnerorganisations, </li></ul><ul><li>in 50 countries </li></ul><ul><li>in the “ICCO Alliance” cooperating with Kerk in Actie, Prisma, Oikocredit, Edukans en Share People and Yente </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Enable people to improve their own situation </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge injustice </li></ul><ul><li>Create Social and Public Awareness on Development Issues in the Netherlands and world wide </li></ul>Key objectives
  5. 5. Titel van de presentatie <ul><li>Eventueel een extra regel tekst </li></ul><ul><li>Eventueel een extra regel tekst </li></ul><ul><li>Eventueel een extra regel tekst </li></ul><ul><li>Eventueel een extra regel tekst </li></ul><ul><li>Mosty of the issues we deal with require multi-stakeholder cooperation, with </li></ul><ul><ul><li>civil society organisations, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>government institutions and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>elements of the private sector </li></ul></ul>Cooperation
  6. 6. <ul><li>Accesss to Basic Services (water, education, health) </li></ul><ul><li>Democratisation and Conflict Transformation </li></ul><ul><li>Fair Economic Development </li></ul>ICCO’s Thematic Areas
  7. 7. <ul><li>Strengthen rural entrepreneurship, including producer organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusive value chain development especially in international chains such as cotton or fruit </li></ul><ul><li>Improved access to suitable and affordable financial services, for individual producers and chains </li></ul>Fair Economic Development in the ICCO Alliance
  8. 8. <ul><li>Markets and consumer demands are drivers for increasing farmer productivity and quality. </li></ul><ul><li>B. Financial strategies must fit in the market logic, using market conform instruments as much as possible </li></ul>FED: Lessons learned
  9. 9. C. Fair Trade and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) offer increasing opportunities for poverty reduction. D. Mainstream activities are important to scale up and reach more impact FED lessons learned
  10. 10. FED lessons learned E. Small producers are vulnerable and should diversify and start adding value to their products to access new markets. F. In between and around producers and consumers there are many other actors to be engaged.
  11. 11. <ul><li>Develop pro poor, inclusive strategies and new business models to engage with the Private Sector on equal terms </li></ul><ul><li>H. Ensure that women and men benefit equally and address the interest of landless rural poor, selling their labor </li></ul>FED lessons learned
  12. 12. FED Strategies
  13. 13. <ul><li>An Alliance of Dutch development organisations and specialized ICT organisations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AKVO, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cordaid, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edukans, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICCO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IICD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text to Change. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Titel van de presentatie Eventueel de ondertitel van de presentatie <ul><li>Integration and up-scaling of ICT in development programmes. </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative application of combined ICTs in development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge sharing and learning by bundling ICT- based learning and reporting approaches. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing policies, methods and good practices among members and with other actors. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobilise popular support for holding governments accountable through the use of ICT. </li></ul></ul>Connect 4 Change
  15. 15. <ul><li>Programme to scale up and scale out ICT for (agricultural) producer organisations market led initiatives. </li></ul><ul><li>- Aims to Improve income and employment opportunities for 1,500,000 people in 8 countries </li></ul>C4C: Economic Development
  16. 16. <ul><li>10 countries: Bolivia, Ecuador, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia </li></ul><ul><li>3 thematic areas: ICT for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic Development (ICCO) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education (Edukans) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health (Cordaid) </li></ul></ul>Connect 4 Change
  17. 17. <ul><li>Capacity Building “Integrating ICTs” in producer organisations’ strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthening producer organisations efficiency and outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Communication between operators in a chain and with Business Development Services </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthening (rural outreach of) Microfinance Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>lobby on issues of Economic Development and ICTs </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge sharing on ICTs, and on the use of ICTs in Economic Development. </li></ul><ul><li>An online and publicly accessible M&E platform /fundraising mechanism </li></ul>Economic programme in key words
  18. 18. Thank you for your attention For more information see and