Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF Canada)
Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF Canada)

The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF Canada) and African Confederation of Co-operative Savings and Credit Unions (ACCOSCA) have initiated a cooperation project in the spirit of supporting marginalized communities through improving the economic and social wellbeing of 50 000 people (especially women and girls) in five countries in Africa. The project known as “VOICE” will pursue innovative strategies around Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, Men and Girls, Growth that works for everyone, Environment and climate action, and Inclusive governance. The project reflects both CDF Canada and ACCOSCA’s commitment towards SDG5 (Gender Equality and Empowerment) and SDG 8 (Decent Work for All).

The CDF Canada is an international development organization building prosperity in communities around the world. With over 70 years of on-the-ground experience in international development, the CDF Canada has helped local partners in over 40 developing countries create and strengthen co-operative enterprises and networks. The CDF Canada has partnered with ACCOSCA to offer similar support to her members in Kenya.

Project Goals
  • Enhancing Institutional and partner capacity to manage and support volunteers.
  • Increasing performance of implementing country partners to deliver more inclusive, innovative and environmentally sustainable initiatives that advance gender equality.
  • Improving acceptance of women’s economic empowerment to promote growth that works for everyone.
  • Improving capacity of primary co-operatives and their members to support marginalized and vulnerable people particularly women and girls.
  • Improving enabling environment for cooperatives to include marginalized and vulnerable people particularly women and girls.