Other Activities (1998)

This document has been made available in electronic
format by the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA)
June, 1998
(Source: ICA Regional Office for West Africa -Activity Report for 1996-1997, pp.26-27)

Other activities

Evaluation of ROWA's activities
From 22 January to 21 February 1996, two consultants were appointed to carry out an evaluation mission of activities financed during the five-year plan 1992-1996.

The aims of carrying out the evaluation was, based on a sampling of national projects, to make an assessment of the impact of activities supported by ROWA, draw lessons from this, as well as gather and process information needed to help plan a new regional programme.

The mission visited members organisations in Benin (FECECAM - ACOODER - Cliniques Coopératives - ISPEC), in Cape Verde (FENACOOP & INC), in Côte d'Ivoire (DJIBOUA - SGAGBO & URECOS-CI) and in Senegal (UNCAS & FONGS).

The conclusions of this evaluation contributed also to facilitate the strategic planning session (13 & 14 August in Dakar) in order to draft a new regional plan.

Conferences and missions
ROWA participated to Conference of Ministers in Charge of Co-operatives in East and Southern Africa organised from 22 to 24 May 1996 in Mauritius.

The Regional Director and the Human Resource Development/Gender Officer undertook several missions of support, monitoring, evaluation and consultation to following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, the Gambia, Guinea Conakry, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo.

ROWA also received several missions of support, monitoring and contacts from ICA Headquarters, NRD-NORCOOP, SOCODEVI, ILO (ACOPAM, COOPNET, COOPREFORM), BOAD in Lome (Togo) and several other institutional partners of co-operatives.

ROWA published and disseminated:

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