What we do:
Cooperative business models have proven effective because ownership and responsibilities are shared amongst members, reducing the burden of individual risk and increasing the potential for economic growth. Africa Development Promise works mostly with women’s cooperatives because we believe in the unique value of the model for women’s empowerment, and when we support cooperatives that have members of both sex we promote women’s management and leadership. We deliver programs that strengthen cooperative governance and management, builds technical skills, provides farm inputs and infrastructure support and builds local and regional networks.
Training is the foundation of effective cooperative governance. Members are best served when cooperative leaders understand the principles of running a cooperative, i.e. their roles and responsibilities and those of members; the importance of strategic planning, operational and financial management. We offer training in all aspects of running a cooperative to ensure sustainability.