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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 sustainable development.

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, policymakers, 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.

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


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