Annual Learning Event 2023

December 5 – 7, 2023


The OCDC ICRG Annual Learning Event is designed to provide a mutual learning opportunity. It is designed to be participatory and interactive focused on issues identified by CDOs as result of their reflection on the past CDP and the new ones now starting. The ALE provides an opportunity for CDOs to strengthen their networks and form new ties within the CDP implementing partners and to reinforce a sense of community among all of us, consistent with cooperative values.

The ICRG will host a virtual session in early 2024, providing an opportunity for a broader segment of the CDP community to contribute, enhance, and bring additional value to the ALE outcomes by offering new insights and fresh perspectives. Stay tuned for further information!

Learn more about ICRG here.

ALE 2023 Goals

We will dive into three key themes in the context of past CDP learning and plans for the new 5 year cycle:

Event Agenda


Paul Hazen

Executive Director, OCDC

Barbara Czachorska-Jones, PhD

Learning and Training Manager, ICRG

Sylandi Brown, MA

Communications Manager, ICRG

Rebecca Savoie, PhD

Senior Researcher, ICRG

Wangeci Gitata-Kiriga

MC-Facilitator, ICRG

LuAnn Werner

Deputy Executive Director, OCDC

Nadege Besson-Rouse

Organizing Assistant, ICRG

Justin Franks

IT Consultant, ICRG

Abegail (Abby) Anderson

Communications & Knowledge Management Specialist, USAID

Professor Isaac Nyamongo

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Cooperative Development, Research and Innovation), The Co-operative University of Kenya

Dr. Lydia Mutua

Registrar Academic, Co-operative Development, Research, and innovation Division (ACDRI), The Co-operative University of Kenya

Ashley Holst

Chief of Party, CLEAR+, Global Communities

Olga Oyier

Kenya Country Team Lead and Policy & Legislative Affairs Specialist, Global Communities

Tindi Sitati

Collaboration Learning & Adapting Officer, USAID (CLEAR) Cooperative Development Program, Global Communities

Kari Onyancha

Director, Strategic Growth & Partnerships and Program Management, Land O’Lakes Venture37. OCDC Board Chair.

Hazem Harb

Senior Program Manager, Land O’Lakes Venture37

Piper Marsh

Program Specialist, Land O’Lakes Venture37

Alan Isaac

Program Director – Program Management, Land O’Lakes Venture37

Dary Goodrich

Chocolate Products Manager, Equal Exchange

Quintin Dipina

Africa Portfolio Consultant, World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU)

Dalia Mehiar

MEL Manager, Financial Inclusion, World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU)

Camila Piñeiro

Co-op Development Specialist, National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA)

Jasmine Mesidor

Program Manager, National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA)

Alex Dunkel

Senior Project Coordinator, ACDI/VOCA

Britt A. Cruz

Deputy Director, HealthPartners

Jennifer Wenborg

Director, International Development, HealthPartners

Johnson Andinda

Deputy Chief of Party, HealthPartners-Uganda

Rebecca Skipp

Source Development Manager, Frontier Co-op

Gabriela Delgado

Chief Commercial Officer, FEDERCOVERA, R.L.

Marcel Petrutiu

Director of Global Development, GENEX

Adekunle, John (Olayiwola)

Head of Dairy Development Operations, FrieslandCampina Wamco Nigeria PLC