500.001 - 1.000.000

CEDP Organisation

DGRV

Budget range (€)

Start Year

2017

End Year

2020

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

Promotion of citizen initiatives to create reweable energy coops in order to promote decentralised, clean, sustainable energy.

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

Legacoop

Lead Organisation(s)

SPASDI - The Society for the Protection and Assistance Of the Socially Disadvantaged Individual

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

506 968.00

Start Year

2017

End Year

2020

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

Strengthen the capacity of cooperatives and cooperative associations to promote inclusive and sustainable growth, by supporting the rural producers in the County of Bam

Summary

The SPRING project (Strengthening CSO’s Participation for a Responsible and INclusive agriculture Growth through the development of the rural cooperatives), pursues the General Objective of enhancing the Iranian CSO’s contribution to governance and development process. The project will contribute to this general objective through a participative approach having the Specific Objective to “Strengthen the capacity of cooperatives and cooperative associations to promote inclusive and sustainable growth, by supporting the rural producers in the County of Bam”.

Those Objectives will be pursued through the attainment of 3 Expected Results which are strictly interrelated. As first the CSOs’ (notably the Rural Cooperatives) capacity, professionalism, competences(ER3) will be improved, in particular in terms of providing services for the economic empowerment of the producers, with a particular focus on disadvantaged groups, such as women and youth. At the same time, the capacity of the CSOs to participate in and contribute to policy dialogue and accountability processes at local and national level, will be improved, through a mechanisms for consultation, coordination and cooperation on the rural development strategy of the County (ER1).The dialogue will allow elaborating, testing and implementing a strategic and innovative development plans for the identified territory through a Multi-actor partnership (ER2). All those results will finally also spill over into an improved quality, sustainability and resilience of populations' living conditions and livelihoods in the selected territory, to ensure broad sharing of the benefits of territorial development.

CEDP Organisation

Legacoop

Lead Organisation(s)

GVC Onlus

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

774 182.00

Start Year

2017

End Year

2020

Country

Sector

Project Objectives

The project aims to improve life quality of elderly people and differently-abled young people and to strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations to deliver services creating spaces for socialising that encourage social integration of both groups.

Summary

Old Havana, like the country as a whole, is facing the population aging and the resulting need to rethink existing social systems and their integration with a particular attention to new and more sustainable forms of management. As a result of this demographic trend, it increased social needs and the need to analyze and rethink real possibilities of services offered. A large number of elderly are take in charge directly by families members, most of them woman, who do not receive any social and economic recognition or by care givers that perform a service without a proper guide or means to carry out.

Therefore, the project is in line with the objective of Cuba to improve life standards of elderly and differently-abled young people and the organization of care services, promoting the participation of civil society as a whole, and acting in line with OHCH policies reflected in the special agenda for the integrated development of the City (Pedi) 2020, as a result of public consultation and a program of support and social integration in the inner city of Havana.

The main objective of the project is to promote social and economic integration of vulnerable groups, especially from the point of view of the social economy and  the gender approach, involving civil society and the Government.

The specific objective of the project is to contribute to define a model of sustainable management to care elderly and for social and economic  integration of differently-abled young people in Old Havana, in collaboration with civil society, institutions and community.

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

Legacoop

Lead Organisation(s)

GVC Onlus

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

990 188.00

Start Year

2008

End Year

2011

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

Contribute to improving productive systems in Puna through revival and reinforcement of traditional activities, such as family agriculture, agriculture and breeding activities (llama raising; organic cultivation; abandoned traditional cultivations as such quinoa), salt sales, revival of antique Andean textile techniques, and rural tourism within the community.

Summary

Through new cooperatives and a better management of consortia, the productive system based on the

traditional activities of six native communities of Kolla ethnicity living in vulnerable socio-economic

situations in the Province of Jujuuy has been improved.

The activities include:

• Development of rural tourism in the community;

• Improvement of the management skills of the “Salinas Grandes” cooperative;

• Development of the infrastructure of irrigation and agricultural consortia;

• Support to the creation of cooperatives and productive associations;

• Revival of artisan llama and alpaca wool production, and Andean techniques for working textiles.

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

Coopermondo - Confcooperative

Lead Organisation(s)

Coopermondo - Confcooperative

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

550.00

Start Year

2015

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

AGRICOOP is a long term programme that aims at enhancing the cooperative and solidarity economy in Colombia.

Summary

 

"Agricoop Colombia" is a medium/long term program that Coopermondo has in the country in order to contribute to the development of a cooperative and solidarity economy, social inclusion and valorization of the territories within the framework of the Peace agreements.

The project started with a pilot project (2015-2016) "Agricoop Colombia - The Italian Cooperative Model for Social Inclusion", funded by the Italo - Latin American Institute and developed by Coopermondo in partnership with Confecoop Colombia, also in order to strengthen the regional offices of Confecoop Cauca and Confecoop Valle.
The pilot was intended to create a trust network among 60 producers engaged in five different sectors (qinoa, coffee, panela, fruits and aquaculture). The project brought together 60 small producers, including 36 women and 4 indigenous Misak, representatives of 34 agricultural organizations in the territory and indirectly benefited over 6,000 people. In February 2016 the pilot phase concluded with the main result of having created solid and trusting relationships among people living in one of the most dangerous regions of Colombia.

The project continues with a framework agreement between Coopermondo and the Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje SENA that was signed in June 2015 during an event held at EXPO Milan.

I DERIVED AGREEMENT Coopermondo - SENA (2016)
Objective is to outline the future development of the program in three regions (Cauca, Valle del Cauca and San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina) and in three sectors (agricolture, aquaculture and sustainable tourism).

The three missions (two in Colombia and one mission - visit to Italy) have brought experts from the Italian cooperative sector in the areas of interest to provide training and technical assistance to 125 SENA trainers and 125 local producers from the regions concerned. It also allowed 10 Colombian instructors to visit Italy and meet directly some of the Italian cooperative excellencies as well as the Director General of SENA, Alfonso Prada, together with the Colombian Ambassador in Italy, Juan Mesa Zuleta. Also the invitation to the reception by President Santos in Italy of the cooperative guild Confcooperative.

The Italian experts who participated in both missions come from the Confcooperative system and in particular from:
C.I.R.S.P.E. - Italian Research and Study Center for Fishery
CRPV - Research Center for Vegetal Productions
Federazione Trentina della Cooperazione (Regional Federation of Trentino Alto Adige)
Federlavoro e Servizi (Sectoral Federation of labor and service cooperatives)

II DERIVED AGREEMENT Coopermondo - SENA (2017)

The project will expand into two other areas: Huila and Tolima. 

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

Co-operative College

Lead Organisation(s)

Co-operative College

Partners

Budget range (€)

Start Year

2015

End Year

2018

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

Impact: Improved sustainability and viability of the Cooperative Movement in Malawi
Outcome: A better governed and more inclusive cooperative movement able to drive innovations and environmentally sustainable co-operative business development in rural areas across Malawi

Outputs:

  • More women are leaders of their cooperatives and are engaging in a wider cooperative network
  • Young people are adopting co-operatives as a source of livelihood
  • Co-operatives are using environmentally sustainable technologies in production of goods and services
  • Stronger co-operative organisations which are promoting, uniting and developing the co-operative movement in Malawi

 

 

 

Summary

This project aims to provide pathways that enable the growing cooperative movement in Malawi to become more economically and environmentally sustainable and inclusive. It encourages young people to engage more in co-operative enterprises as a viable livelihood option; empowers women to put themselves forward for leadership positions in their co-operative; promotes more environmentally sustainable methods of agriculture; create awareness on the use of renewable energy technologies; and facilitates the capacity building of co-operative support organisations through strengthening the national apex and scoping the feasibility of a national co-operative college.

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

DGRV

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

833 000.00

Start Year

2012

End Year

2020

Country

Sector

Project Objectives

In Myanmar DGRV strengthens cooperative structures in agricultural areas. The overall objective is to generate growth impulses especially for the rural population, thereby contributing to improvements in food security and livelihood. 

Summary

DGRV follows a multi-level approach: The individual cooperative – i.e. at the micro-level – needs a consistent business orientation, adequate internal organization and well-trained managers and staff. In addition, the cooperative must be part of an integrated subsidiarity-based network at the meso-level in order for it to benefit from services provided by specialized central enterprises and associations, such as for training and auditing. At the macro-level, the government must create an adequate legal and regulatory framework for cooperative activities.

The Regional Project for Promoting Cooperative Self-help Organizations in Asia ​consists of project activities in 7 countries: Cambodia (DGRV country office), Myanmar (DGRV country office), Laos (DGRV country office), Vietnam (DGRV country office), Thailand, Philippines and India (partnering with APMAS).

Fields of activity in Myanmar are: Support to farmers to develop their self-help initiatives into well-functioning market-oriented cooperative structures, be it in the field of agricultural production, be it in the field of saving and credit activities; training and consultancy on topics like: role of cooperatives in market economies, set up and functioning of cooperative federations, role and establishment of cooperative audit, development of business plans and value chain assessment; awareness raising among decision makers and representatives of relevant government entities for the necessity to further develop and strengthen the cooperative sector.

The project is financed by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

Legacoop

Lead Organisation(s)

GVC – GRUPPO DI VOLONTARIATO CIVILE ONG

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

713 000.00

Start Year

2010

End Year

2015

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

Assist young women who emigrate from Cambodia to Thailand to prevent them from falling into the channels of illegal migration and are victims of exploitation, including sexual

Summary

Campaigns were carried out in each of the 45 Cambodians municipalities involved, monitoring the practices of illegal migration and providing information about safe migration practices.Moreover,  savings groups were created for the promotion and provision of micro-credit in favor of the families of migrants.

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

Legacoop

Lead Organisation(s)

GVC – GRUPPO DI VOLONTARIATO CIVILE ONG

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

600 000.00

Start Year

2012

End Year

2015

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

Fighting child malnutrition resulting from the serious food crisis that hit the country in 2012, through the creation of dispensaries for children.

Summary

Two dispensaries built and ten thousand of children have received medical treatment and became promoters of hygiene and health. 900 volunteers made home visits and actively promoted prevention campaigns to tackle malnutrition while assemblies were organised in over 400 villages.

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

Legacoop

Lead Organisation(s)

GVC – GRUPPO DI VOLONTARIATO CIVILE ONG

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

995 000.00

Start Year

2005

End Year

2008

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

To improve the socio-economic condition of communities in Dojob, Bosnia-Herzegovina, by supporting multiethnic cooperatives with microcredit programs.

Summary

Thanks to the support of the Italian Ministry, Legacoop and Boorea, GVC was able to establish 3 multiethnic agricultural cooperatives with 60 direct beneficiaries and 3 companies involved.

By providing access to microcredit, it was possible for the cooperatives to develop sustainable productive activities and improve technical and operational knowledge of the local agricultural production and market. The project included activities of construction renovation, equipment provision and sanitation and hygiene promotion and, thanks to the companies involved, access to markets with finished products.

The experts of Legacoop provided technical assistance throughout the project to all members especially through an intensive and comprehensive training course in the country, as well as a sponsored exchange visit to Italy where local cooperatives and authorities of Doboj were able to share knowledge and experiences with several Italian cooperatives. 

 

 

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