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South-South & Triangular: CGSLB/COSATU

duration: 1 year (From 1 January to 31 December 2012)
budget: not communicated

Internal capacity of COSATU strengthened to better cohere south-south cooperation (SSC) within a trade union movement.
Indicator: Number of South-South cooperation initiatives taken by COSATU and the 21 COSATU affiliates are in line with an overarching international policy framework.

- Terms of Reference (ToR) in place to set out the preparatory work on the tools and international policy framework needed to better cohere SSC initiatives
- Draft Policy documented presented to members of the Central Executive Committee (CEC) for endorsement.
- 21 COSATU affiliates informed and trade on SSC
- 6th CEC rapport indicating SSC improvements in comparison to 5th CEC rapport
- The international department of COSATU can guide, coordinate and manage their own SSC, share best practices and assist the cooperation programs of their 21 affiliates according to an official COSATU international policy framework

Expected results:
- COSATU has an endorsed international policy framework lining out the way to cohere & promote south-south cooperation between trade unions
- guidelines and tools on international relations exist and available for international relationship trade union officers & shop stewards
- Increased capacity building on south-south cooperation by mutual exchange and learning.