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International Cooperative Alliance – Cooperatives for Development Global Conference & General Assembly

Kigali Convention Center, KG 2 Roundabout, Kimihurura, Kigali, Rwanda

October 14, 2019 - October 17, 2019

ICA Cooperatives for Development Global Conference 2019


The next annual conference of the International Cooperative Alliance ‘Cooperatives for Development’ will celebrate cooperatives’ vital contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals.

The conference will be structured around plenary sessions, sectoral and thematic seminars, and discussion panels among other activities. It will be open to cooperators worldwide, but also to other civil society actors, development agencies, policy makers, institutional partners, government representatives, researchers, and all those who are concerned about development.

It will show the contribution of cooperatives in different sectors and regions to sustainable development, including economic, social and environmental.  The vital contribution that cooperatives make to the SDGs cover each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, may lead to the implementation of policies and programs that foster the emergence or consolidation of cooperatives around the world.

Themes include:

  • Women empowerment
  • Preservation of the environment
  • Eradication of hunger and poverty
  • Decent work
  • Ethical value chains
  • Affordable housing
  • Equality and peace

Wednesday 16 October – Seminar 8:  Provide affordable housing and access to sustainable energy, and contribute to the preservation of the environment

Registration is now open

Find out more about the conference and register here

Practical information about hotels and visas etc is available here

If you wish to exhibit at the conference, find out more here.


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