Join us during the ICA Global Conference and General Assembly for a workshop:

"Empowering the Co-operative Movement through Advocacy Education."

Sunday, November 3, 2013
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Room 1.61 - 1.64
Cape Town International Convention Centre
Cape Town, South Africa


About the workshop

While advocacy is not new to cooperatives, their potential political power has not been fully realized due to lack of awareness, knowledge and experience on how to effectively advocate for the cooperative sector’s interests. Many of the challenges that cooperatives face today and in the future must be dealt with collectively through engagement in the public policy arena with legislators, regulators and government representatives.

This session will explore cooperative advocacy education from different perspectives, including review of a new publication and resources available on cooperative advocacy education from the Cooperative Legal and Regulatory Initiative (CLARITY).

Speakers include:
Dr. Barbara Czachorska-Jones, Global Communities, United States & Chair, U.S. Overseas Co-operative Development Council (OCDC), United States
Dr. Maria José Novoa, CLUSA International, Co-operative Rural Development, Mozambique
Dr. Iain MacDonald, International Cooperative Alliance, Switzerland

Come to learn more about cooperative advocacy from the experience of others, join in discussion with your cooperative colleagues and get your questions answered.

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