Institutional Building (i.e. advocacy, etc.)

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

We Effect

Lead Organisation(s)

We Effect

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

51 326.00

Start Year

2018

End Year

2022

Country

Sector

Project Objectives

To support the strengthening of EAFF institutional capacity through the core support initiatives to contribute to the implementation of an organizational strategic plan.

Summary

The programme aims to help in the building of a well-functioning organization able to deliver on its mandate within the African region. 

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

We Effect

Lead Organisation(s)

We Effect

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

41 061.00

Start Year

2018

End Year

2022

Country

Sector

Project Objectives

To support the strengthening of ICA institutional capacity through core support initiatives in order to contribute to the implementation of an organizational strategic plan. 

Summary

The programme is aiming to achieve a well-functioning organization able to deliver on its mandate within the African region. 

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.

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

Co-operative College

Lead Organisation(s)

Co-operatives UK

Partners

Budget range (€)

Start Year

2015

End Year

2017

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

There are three core outcomes for the project

  • A shift from a project donor model to a collective enterprise model
  • Recognition by internal and external stakeholders in Sri Lanka and the UK of the importance of the Co-operative Model
  • A coalition of internal and external stakeholders taking the co-operative movement forward.

From these outcomes there will be three core work streams, all of which are mapped out in the project budget and include:

  • Knowledge sharing and mapping the existing situation, including events with other NGO’s on the ground such as the Swedish Co-operative Centre and the ILO.
  • Working with existing stakeholders – i.e. signposting other resources and projects; training NGOs working with co-operatives; a training session in the UK for diaspora groups on co-operatives; the possibility of promoting ‘learning representatives’ at the local level; and information on how to access funding.
  • Capacity building programmes, which will be the core of the project. The proposed list of topics (based on suggestions in Vavuniya) includes: Train the trainers  - using modern approaches; Farming as a business; Cooperative identity; Business management including finance; Specific programmes for women – leadership and for the large number of war widows; a programmes for district coop officials.

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

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

500 000.00

Start Year

2015

End Year

2019

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

By building demand-oriented and cooperatively organized agricultural advisory structures, the project contributes to income growth and food security in rural areas of Cambodia, and to the further development of the Cambodian cooperative sector.

Summary

The strategy of DGRV in Cambodia focuses on strengthening cooperative collaboration in agriculture with the aim to provide important growth impulses to the rural population as a whole and to farmers and small business holders in particular. The Special Initiative "ONE WORLD WITHOUT HUNGER" enables DGRV and its partners to expand their cooperation portfolio by adding another important component. The setup of cooperatively organized advisory structures support not only the development of the Cambodian cooperative sector. With its demand-driven, technically and economically oriented advisory approach, the project also contributes to improvements in food security and livelihoods in rural areas of Cambodia. Against this background, the project enables cooperatives in the province of Kampong Chhnang to offer their members agricultural extension services towards a sustainable increase in production and income generation. The main activities comprise of agricultural training and consultancy activities, supplemented by material assistance in setting up demonstration plots- / stables. Value chain and market analysis serve the development of co-operative business activities.

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

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

DGRV

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

278 000.00

Start Year

2012

End Year

2020

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

The project aims to develop, up-scale and mainstream sector own control systems in order to contribute to the promotion of Self-Help Groups (SHGs) and SHG federations in such a way as to realize their full potential for engaging in microfinance and sustainable livelihoods.

Summary

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).

In India DGRV in cooperation with the local partner APMAS is supporting the introduction and development of sector-own control systems (SOC) for self-help groups (SHG) and their federations. Based on the experiences and practices of German Cooperatives adapted solutions of internal control and regulation mechanisms have been elaborated and introduced in a pilot project in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Meanwhile this model and model elements are been taken over by SHG structures in other parts of Andhra Pradesh and other Indian states. The activities focus on: training and consultancy for strengthening the cooperatively structured supervision association "Paryavekshan Samakhya"; capacity building and advisory services to various agencies for up scaling SOC in other States of India; consultancy in further developing and implementing self regulation systems including stabilisation systems for self-help groups.

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

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

DGRV

Partners

Budget (€)

1 190 000.00

Start Year

2014

End Year

2017

Country

Region

Sector

Summary

The joint goal of DGRV and CAK is to optimize the management of selected agricultural cooperatives in a way that allows them to provide growth-stipulating services to their small-holder members. CAK as the umbrella organization in cooperation with other cooperative organizations will offer more demand-oriented services. The focus will be on dairy cooperatives.The project offers trainings in particular on cooperative organization and management topics. The cooperatives in their function as companies will be more efficient and productive, and provide competitive services to their members. The aim is to improve the productivity, efficiency, and sustainability of Kenya’s agricultural sector in the long run.Important fields of action are:

-    Sector analyses, identification of pilot cooperatives and  their needs in the field of dairy business
-    Development and implementation of a strategy for needbased services and structured human resource development of CAK
-    Qualification of professionals and leaders, in particular for governance, management, and control systems including training of trainers
-    Development of recommendations helping to improve the Kenyan system of agricultural cooperatives in the field good governance, management, internal control systems, finance and auditing
-    Exchange of experience for the dissemination of lessons learnt from the pilot cooperatives as well as strengthening of national and international networks in the cooperative sector

The project is implemented on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. Partners in Kenya are the Ministry for Industrialization and Enterprise Development, which is responsible for the cooperative sector, the national umbrella organization CAK (Co-operative Alliance of Kenya Ltd.), as well as cooperative education institutes and national cooperative divisional association
 

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

Legacoop

Lead Organisation(s)

GVC – GRUPPO DI VOLONTARIATO CIVILE ONG

Budget range (€)

N/A

Start Year

2015

End Year

2016

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

The project aims to support the socio-economic participation of rural women in social economy networks both in in Tunisia and Morocco, through the structural support devoted to the strengthening and networking of  women’s cooperatives.

Summary

The project involved rural and  suburban agricultural areas of Tunisia and Morocco, where gender discrimination is more evident. The project is targeted to women’s associations and  cooperatives and it promotes (through literacy and education on civil and personal rights) social growth of women’s empowerment and supporting (through training, the exchange of best practices, the technical and financial support) the development and strengthening of the system association and sustainable economic growth.

In particular, the project supports 18 cooperatives and other groups through the development of action plans and individual strengthening, the allocation of micro grants  and implementation and monitoring of 20 micro-projects for productivity improvement of cooperatives; awareness seminars on issues related to health, civil and political rights; advocacy actions within the social economy through study visits and conferences; literacy courses and, finally, actions of awareness in Emilia - Romagna on the status of women in Morocco and Tunisia, through an initiative dedicated at  Expo-Milan 2015 and an international workshop.

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