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The Data is In! What do members say? A dialogue on COVID-19 and resilience with cooperative leaders in sub-Saharan Africa

April 27, 2023 | 9:00 – 10:30 AM EDT

Event Details

The International Cooperative Research Group (ICRG), research arm of the U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC), recently hosted The Data is in! What do members say? A dialogue on COVID-19 and resilience with cooperative leaders in sub-Saharan Africa on April 27, 2023 at 9:00 AM EDT.  In this webinar, the ICRG shared evidence-based insights from the recently published COVID Resilience Study, heard from cooperative members directly impacted by COVID-19, and explored actions that can be taken to strengthen cooperative resilience at the cooperative, community, and national levels.

Project Overview

This primary research was undertaken to identify the major challenges faced by cooperatives in sub-Saharan Africa during COVID-19, as well as strategies employed by cooperatives to mitigate adversities and whether and how cooperatives exhibited resilience during this period.

Through survey interviews and focus groups with rural, agricultural cooperatives in five sub-Saharan African countries, the ICRG collected current data and made comparisons across multiple factors related to cooperative operations against an existing pre- COVID baseline.

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Event Speakers

Judith A. Hermanson, PhD

Research Director, ICRG

Meghan Fitzgerald

Senior Researcher

Timothy Bisakaya

OCDC ICRG Consultant, Kenya

Clare Pamela Atoo

Managing Director, Gulu Community Dairy FCS, Uganda

Maurice Mutisaya

Secretary, Kamaki FCS, Kenya

Sammy Asava

Organizing Secretary, Vision 4 Youth Housing Cooperative, Kenya


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