Cooperative Learning & Leadership Events

A CLLE is a 3/4 day workshop involving up to 100 leaders (or board members) of agricultural cooperatives from a given country, as well as local service-providers, national policy-makers and international donors. The content of the CLLEs is driven by empirical and cross-country research modeled on the "Cooperative Life Cycle Framework". The CLLEs are accredited by the AMEA Global Alliance and are co-organized and co-financed by in-country institutions (farmer unions, NGOs and government agencies). The goal is to advocate for and enable the acquisition of managerial capital by African cooperatives. Specific objectives are geared to:

  • collect data on cooperative leadership and performance
  • leverage cross-country research and in-country institutions to advocate for change in cooperative management
  • deliver management training, coaching and consulting to cooperative leaders


CLLEs held so far:

  1. Senegal (2013): 30 trainees from 3 coop-unions
  2. Ethiopia (2014): 50 trainees from 15 coop-unions
  3. Uganda (2016): 100 trainees from 100 coops
  4. Malawi (2016): 100 trainees from 100 coops
  5. Rwanda (2016): 20 trainees from 20 coops
  6. Madagascar (2017): 100 trainees from 100 coops
  7. Uganda (2017): 100 trainees from 70 coops
  8. Rwanda (2018): 100 trainees from 100 coops
  9. DRC (2018): 60 trainees from 20 coops
  10. Malawi (2018): 50 trainees from 35 coops