Who is it for?

  • Anyone who wants to learn about international co-operative development
  • Co-operative members who want to learn more about the co-operative movement globally 

What will I learn?

In this one-day workshop you’ll be immersed in the world of international co-operative development from the outset, illustrated using real life case studies and supported by a whole host of resources. You’ll also learn about:

  • The diversity and reach of the global co-operative movement and how co-ops have transformed the lives of individuals across the world
  • Some of the similarities and differences in how co-ops work internationally, looking at both opportunities and challenges
  • The “co-operative difference” in international development and the crucial role that education plays within this

Meet the team

With a wealth of experience in international co-operative development, our team is well placed to highlight how co-operatives strive to build sustainable communities and transform lives across the world.

Dr Sarah Alldred is the International Programme Manager at the College.

With a background in Peace Studies, Sarah manages the College’s international co-operative development programmes, taking her to a whole host of different countries including Ethiopia, Malawi, Colombia, and right across Europe through our work on the Co-operatives Europe Development Platform.

Dr Amanda Benson specialises in gender, agriculture, international and community development, Amanda coordinates the College research and projects to promote sustainable and inclusive development both in the UK and worldwide.

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