African Confederation of Cooperative Savings and Credit Association
Association Des Cooperatives D'Epargne et de Credit D'Afrique
Training and Education
ACCOSCA is investing in training needs of Boards and Management staff of SACCO’s across Africa for the next five years (2009-2014). The implementation of five years strategic plan aimed at revitalizing co-operative activities hinges on competent and well trained Board and Management Staff within ACCOSCA and National Umbrella bodies.
ACCOSCA training is developed and contextualized to fit regional needs, given the need to incorporate cultural and economic dynamics of each regional block. A standard training manual is being developed and is to be disseminated to SACCOs through national umbrella bodies: to support senior management in effectively running their organization.
ACCOSCA’s education programs aim at identifying income generating gaps for individual SACCO’s; contributing to poverty reduction by encouraging African SACCO’s to develop sustainable entrepreneurial activities. ACCOSCA is able to provide support by identifying opportunities that would scale down income generating projects.
In an effort to improve co-operative’s capacity in Africa, ACCOSCA arranges exchange program for employees working within member countries; The employees of national bodies are able to work for a specific period in a different regional block where co-operative good practices are learnt. Details can be sought through firstname.lastname@example.org
. ACCOSCA develop frameworks and programs that encourage member organization promote gender related policy at all levels; training to ensure gender responsive participation and establish a system that represent gender balance at decision organs of SACCOS leadership.