Established five years ago, Cooperatives Europe Development Platforms’s (CEDP) past work as well as its recognition on the EU level has been instrumental in today’s creation of the Global Network. Whilst the CEDP was created for the European region, gathering European cooperative development organisations, the GCDP will allow the European Network to connect with other regional networks with the aim of coming together on the worldwide level.
Dame Pauline Green commented: “A Global Co-operative Development Platform does not have the aim to become a development agency, but to strengthen collaboration between co-operative development organisations and raise visibility and knowledge about the role co-operatives play in international development”. The creation of the GCDP is a great step forward, with ICA taking up the challenge to facilitate the newly launched global network.
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