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A response from the Liberal Union of Belgium in the fight against poverty in Africa (COSATU)

duration: 5 years (From 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2016)
budget: not communicated

The 3 year program (2012-2014, extended to 2016) with COSATU will aim to strengthen Internal capacity of COSATU to better cohere south-south cooperation (SSC) within a trade union movement. It focuses on:
• 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 & shopstewards
• Increased capacity building on south-south cooperation by mutual exchange and learning

The program is worked out according to the PCM method

Internal capacity of COSATU strengthened to better cohere south-south cooperation (SSC) within a trade union movement

Type of activities
Training, best practice exchange, lobby and campaigns – capacity building

Results achieved
COSATU now have an office policy on International relations guiding and cohering their work:


Maresa Le Roux
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