SOCOOP Webinar. Cooperative Law in Africa: Reflections on the OHADA Uniform Act ten years after its entry into force.

Duration: (10-15h30 CET)

Date: Saturday July 3, 2021

Location: virtual (zoom)

SOCOOP is pleased to invite you to a seminar on cooperative law in Africa, reflections on the OHADA Uniform Act ten years after its entry into force.
This webinar will be based on the reflections capitalized on in a book coordinated by Mr. Willy Tadjudje, The Law of Cooperatives in Africa. Reflections on the OHADA Uniform Act. Link to the book, here.
If you would like to participate in this webinair, we ask you to register below. The webinair agenda is shown further down on this page.

Number of participants limited at 100!

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Objective: to present and discuss the results of the evaluation of the OHADA Uniform Act ten years after its entry into force

Organizer: SOCOOP

Moderator: François Rossier

Provisional program

10: 00-10: 15 a.m. – Introduction

  • Word of welcome from Mr. Djankou Ndjonkou, President of SOCOOP
  • Objectives of the webinar by Mr. Willy Tadjudje, Director of the book

10:15 am-11:00am – Preliminary observations from partner organizations

  • Guy Tchami, Representative of the ILO
  • Ibrahima Ndour, Permanent Secretary of the CPC
  • Mayatta Ndiaye Mbaye, Director General of ERSUMA / OHADA
  • Hagen Henrÿ, Chairman of the Cooperative Law Committee of ACI
  • Alain Kenmogne Simo, Head of the Business Law Department, University of Yaoundé II

11h00-11h30 – Session 1: General approach of the study

  • The implementation of AUSCOOP in Central African States – Willy Tadjudje
  • The implementation of AUSCOOP in West African States – Jonathan Gbede

11:30 am-11:45am – Coffee break

11.45 a.m.-12.30 p.m.: Sectoral approach

  • Financial cooperatives – Hubert Zouatcham
  • Agricultural cooperatives – Jonathan Gbede
  • Health cooperatives – Willy Tadjudje

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Lunch break

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Transversal approach

  • The cooperative and the question of gender – Rachel-Claire Okani
  • The cooperative and the labor issue – Geneviève Brémond-Saar
  • The taxation of cooperatives – Franck Elvis Ndjolo Vodom
  • Public policies for the promotion of cooperatives – Ludovic Guedje

2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Conclusions

  • AUSCOOP and other experiences around the world – Hagen Henrÿ
  • Conclusions and recommendations to be addressed to OHADA and to States – Willy Tadjudje

3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Discussion (Q / A)

  • Address of thanks for Mr. Willy Tadjudje, Director of the book