About us

Who is socoop ?

Currently, SoCoop is composed of 8 experts. SoCoop follows the cooperative open door principles and welcomes applications for membership and technical contribution from around the world. If you are interested to join and would require more information, please fill our online form with your CV and we will get back to you.

What is socoop ?

SoCoop is a cooperative of international development consultants to support cooperatives at the base of the pyramid in developing and emerging countries.SoCoop is a cooperative registered in Geneva under the Swiss law.SoCoop is a non-profit organization.
SoCoop members
SoCoop members are international development consultants specialized in cooperatives and cooperative-type organizations. They can be based in any country in the world, making SoCoop a global cooperative.
SoCoop’s Board of Directors
SoCoop’s Board of Directors of 3 members is elected by the General Assembly. The current Chairman is Djankou Ndjonkou, a cooperative expert and the other Board members are Claire Guigou, Secretary, a SME expert and François Rossier , Treasurer, a microfinance expert.

Socoop's mission, vision & values

SoCoop’s Mission is to provide the best blend of skills and input to strengthen any given cooperative or an entire cooperative movement in a country.

SoCoop’s Vision is to see cooperatives play a growing role in providing goods, services and decent employment to the populations at the base of the pyramid.

SoCoop’s Values are entirely in line with those of the cooperative movement all over the world and include self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. SoCOOP also conforms to the 7 internationally accepted cooperative principles:

  1. Voluntary and Open Membership
  2. Democratic Member Control
  3. Member Economic Participation
  4. Autonomy and Independence
  5. Education, Training and Information
  6. Co-operation among Co-operatives
  7. Concern for Community