In South Africa we support different governmental institutions, cooperatives as well as traditional, indigenous structures to support primary cooperatives.
Cooperatives are an important tool in South Africa to foster economic engagement of marginalized parts of society especially in rural and semi-urban settings. At the same time cooperatives play an important role when it comes to transformation of the economy to reduce inequalities and foster the participation of previously disadvantaged group of society.
Besides partnerships on national levels when it comes to policies and strategy DGRV supports different departments in the 3 pilot provinces Kwazulu-Natal, Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.
The main focus of DGRV in South Africa is on cooperatives and its structures in the sectors of Agriculture, Youth, Finance, Energy and Forestry.
South Africa is part of the Regional Project Southern Africa Strengthening Cooperative Economic Cycles in Rural and Semiurban Areas in Selected Southern African Countries (SUCOSA) in which a regional exchange among the different stakeholders of the cooperative sector and supporting organisations including the Governments is supported and fostered.
Veit H. Gesenhues
Local Accounting Expert
With assistance of the BMZ – Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development DGRV implements a co-operative development project in Kenya since 2017. Within the framework of this project, DGRV promotes in particular access to educational opportunities and training for Co-operatives. Local project partners and national stakeholders also regard these training measures as a central […]More
The DGRV Uganda Country Project commenced operations in July 2019, legally instituted as a non-profit International Non-Government Organisation (INGO). It is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), through DGRV’s supra-regional Project; “Promotion of Cooperative Structures in East Africa” as a contribution to strengthening and improving livelihoods livelihoods the rural […]More
In the small landlocked country of Eswatini we work with a well-established and prosperous cooperative sector which we supported and accompanied in the last couple of years to establish the National Cooperative Federation of Eswatini (NCFE) recognized by the government as the only Apex-body of the entire sector. DGRV is and will support the NCFE […]More