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Veteran innovator Papa Sene among inductees to Cooperative Hall of Fame

A veteran innovator whose life and work define cooperative values received the highest honor conferred by the U.S. cooperative community last week.

Papa M. D. Sene, senior technical advisor for NCBA CLUSA, was inducted to the Cooperative Hall of Fame during a May 7 ceremony at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Sene’s bold leadership led to the development, implementation and ongoing refinement of the successful and widely replicated “CLUSA Approach,” a participatory method of cooperative international development that has empowered hundreds of thousands of people across Africa and worldwide. The approach has been applied to natural resource management, community-based health, food security, governance and the empowerment of women and young people.

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  THUMB 01 Dame Green urges co-op community to "drive a different dialogue"

Sustainability is at the core of the global cooperative identity.

That was the message Dame Pauline Green, president of the International Cooperative Alliance, had for hundreds of representatives of the co-op community during the 4th Annual Cooperative Issues Forum at Washington, D.C.’s National Press Club last week.

Dame Pauline Green, president of the International Cooperative Alliance, delivers the keynote address at the 2014 Cooperative Issues Forum at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

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  THUMB 01 Pachamama Coffee Cooperative highlighted in "The Aggie"

A coffee shop opened by Pachamama Coffee Cooperative in downtown Davis, California brings consumers premium, organic coffee directly from more than 140,000 small farmers in Africa, Latin America and South America. Taylor Cunningham highlights Pachamama in this article for The California Aggie: 

A great cup of coffee is more than your morning caffeine fix. At Pachamama Coffee Cooperative, a great cup means a high-quality drink sold directly from producer to consumer.

Pachamama Coffee Cooperative (Pachamama) occupies the corner of First and E streets in downtown Davis, and to the unsuspecting consumer seems like a typical college town coffee shop.

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  THUMB 01 In Rwanda, cooperatives help build a sustainable future

Twenty years after genocide, Rwanda continues to recover. In a recent article for Co-operative News, Anca Voinea explored how cooperatives are underpinning sustainable economic growth and development in the country.

Twenty years on from 100 days of genocide in Rwanda, co-operatives have been seen as a means to build a sustainable future for its people.

The genocide had a devastating economic and social impact on the country, which remains one of the poorest countries in Africa. To achieve sustainable development, the Rwandan government to looking to grow the co-operative sector.

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About NCBA CLUSA
The National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is the trade association for cooperative businesses in the United States and an international development organization. NCBA CLUSA provides cross-sector education, technical assistance, and advocacy that helps co-ops thrive. For nearly 100 years, NCBA CLUSA has sought to advance and protect cooperative enterprises, highlighting the impact that cooperatives have in bettering the lives of individuals and families. In the last 60 years, NCBA CLUSA has worked in over 100 countries in the areas of food security, agricultural development, strengthening of communities and farmer organizations, community-based health, natural resources management, and empowerment of smallholder farmers, women, and youth. We currently work in 15 countries in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.
 
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