ICCO Southern Africa
The Interchurch Organisation for Development Cooperation (ICCO) and Kerk in Actie is part of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands. Together they provide financial support and advice to local organisations and networks throughout the world that are dedicated to improving access to basic services, stimulating sustainable economic development and advancing peace and democracy.
ICCO Southern Africa is hosting a seminar under theme ‘Private Sector and NGOs: Success Story or Just a Hype?’ on 19 September 2012 in Pretoria.
The seminar will address, discuss and answer the following question: How can companies and NGOs successfully achieve profit and social impact?
Companies, investors, social entrepreneurs and organisations will engage in vivid discussions with thought leaders who seek return and social impact during ICCO’s 2012 seminar.
Companies and NGOs are increasingly joining their strengths to realise both commercial and social goals. The participants will get a chance to share their thoughts with leaders from the United Nations (UN), retail organisations and successful social entrepreneurs.
In the UN’s ‘International year of Cooperatives’, the cooperative way of doing business is being viewed by many as the sustainable solution to ensure economic growth and stability in emerging markets. ICCO aims to strengthen the private sector in the Southern Africa, by encouraging partnerships and attracting co investments, focusing on value chain aggregation. The goal of the seminar is to jointly identify realistic and viable approaches.
A detailed programme of the seminar will follow.
For more information, send an e-mail to Elizabeth.Kovandzhiyski@iccokia.org.
For more about the Interchurch Organisation for Development Cooperation, refer to www.icco.nl/en/home.