On October 24, at the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) Annual Meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a new cooperative platform for development was launched, the Cooperatives of the Americas Platform for Development (PCAD). We Effect is one of the participating organizations.
The Cooperatives of the Americas Platform for Development (PCAD) is part of a joint project between ICA and the European Commission, which aims to promote and provide visibility to the cooperative model within the international development cooperation. This alliance will strengthen the cooperative movement and promote cooperatives as key players in achieving the Sustainable development goals and the 2030 Agenda. Research activities, capacity development for cooperatives, networking and other important advocacy efforts will be developed within the framework of this alliance.
Since 2008, there is a platform for European organizations working to strengthen cooperatives. On October 24, 2018 a corresponding regional platform for the American continent was launched. The main members are nine national cooperative networks from seven countries in Latin America. Two Canadian organizations are also participating as experts and three organizations from Europe with a long presence in the region participate as observers in the platform. We Effect is one of them.
Original press-release: https://www.aciamericas.coop/Launch-of-the-Cooperatives-of-the-Americas-Platform-for-Development-PCAD