Last month we celebrated our 118th birthday and in just over 60 days we’ll embark on our first ever global conference and General Assembly to be held in Africa.
The ongoing decade is the one in which long-lasting solutions have to be urgently found to globally shared problems. Co-operatives have a major responsibility in this respect: their proven resilience, democratic governance, capital accumulation and local development practices provide strong inspirational elements for the solutions that will have to be found.
There’s still time to book your place. Our group bookings discount is going particularly well where delegates can receive one free place for every ten full fee paying places booked. We also have special rates available for those under the age of 30 – this really is a great opportunity for young people to play an active part in the Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade. We have arranged a special networking event on 2nd November to make sure the voice of our youth is heard.
The theme of the Global Conference and General Assembly is “A co-operative decade in action” and it will analyse some of the main challenges we have to meet during this Decade: how to ensure food security, provide access to community services, deliver credit while ensuring savings and fight against indebtedness, provide an opportunity to the youth, women and all human groups facing inequality, and how to build knowledge. The conference will attempt to show how the co-operative movement is contributing, and how it could contribute even better, to solving these problems in an entrepreneurial and democratic manner, and to ensure a more sustainable and better balanced future globally.
Book your place on-line or off-line by fax – click here
For all enquiries contact our dedicated conference team [email protected]
We look forward to seeing you in Cape Town.