Gender Equality

Africa: New project for women’s rights!

Africa: New project for women’s rights!

15 April 2021

On March 8, International Women’s Day, the Government of Canada announced the allocation of $42.3 million for a project led by the Centre for International Cooperation in Health and Development (CCISD), together with SOCODEVI and Lawyers Without Borders Canada (LWBC), three Quebec City-based organizations. The

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Aiding small-scale farmers builds climate resilience

Aiding small-scale farmers builds climate resilience

3 December 2020

The Sahel, a semi-arid swath that spans the continent of Africa, is a climate change hotspot. This region is already experiencing increasingly irregular rainfall, droughts and crop failure. In coming decades, temperatures in Africa are predicted to rise faster than the global average, causing droughts,

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Ahead, with women!

Ahead, with women!

2 September 2020

My path in cooperation has crossed many political and climate crises, but it is the first time my work is at this point disrupted due to an international health crisis. I lived for many years in Guatemala. Emergency responses punctuated my work, but human contact

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PROMAVI : Proactive partnerships

PROMAVI : Proactive partnerships

27 May 2020

Things are moving and shaking in Bolivia! The PROMAVI team wasted no time rallying the authorities in the Chuquisaca region to counter the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic. A municipal contingency plan was swiftly put in place in collaboration with municipalities and their emergency committees.

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MOROCCO : Focus on Women’s leadership

MOROCCO : Focus on Women’s leadership

12 February 2020

SOCODEVI is returning to Morocco with a new five-year project that aims to improve the living conditions of at least 10,000 people in Berber communities. These populations, isolated between mountainous cedar forests and immense natural rosemary steppes, earn a living by exploiting agroforestry resources.

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New mandate in Mozambique

New mandate in Mozambique

11 February 2020

SOCODEVI is widening its influence by launching a new five-year project to improve the living conditions of more than 15,000 people in Mozambique: women and their family members! The Rural Women’s Economic Empowerment Support Project (PAEF), funded entirely by Global Affairs Canada ($18 million CAD),

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In brief: 5 succes stories in Colombia

In brief: 5 succes stories in Colombia

17 December 2019

After six years of work amongst families, associations and agricultural cooperatives in Colombia, our PROCOMPITE project is coming to a close. With help from our field team, we have chosen five highlights from this vast rural support program. “It is not a simple task to

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New project in Guatemala: women and youth at the heart of sustainable economic growth

New project in Guatemala: women and youth at the heart of sustainable economic growth

30 April 2019

A key partner country in the SOCODEVI story, Guatemala is the most populated nation in Central America but also the one with the highest rates of poverty, especially in rural areas.

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PROCED : Development Program for Inclusive and Sustainable Model Cooperatives

PROCED : Development Program for Inclusive and Sustainable Model Cooperatives

5 February 2019

SOCODEVI increases its presence in Africa with the launch of the Development Program for Inclusive and Sustainable Model Cooperatives (PROCED). To be deployed in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Senegal, the initiative will enable SOCODEVI to improve the living conditions of 8,000 families.

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Strategic support to the vietnamese government for developing cooperatives

Strategic support to the vietnamese government for developing cooperatives

30 January 2019

The Ministry of Planning and Investment for Vietnam has requested SOCODEVI’s technical collaboration to support the development of a strategic plan for the development of the cooperative movement in Vietnam, taking into account the experience of the Quebec cooperative movement.

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