CUK 6TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2022

/CUK 6TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2022
Prof Isaac Nyamongo -Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Co-operative Development, Research and Innovation (CDRI)

Professor Isaac Nyamongo – Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Co-operative Development, Research and Innovation.

Welcome to the sixth Annual Conference 2022 of the Co-operative University of Kenya. The conference will be held on 26th and 27th July 2022. This year’s conference, just line in 2020 and 2021, will be held virtually. The conference brings together industry leaders, academia, researchers, policymakers, youth and the co-operative sector practitioners to share knowledge and experiences. It will provide a platform for knowledge exchange and help practitioners and researchers to chart a way forward under unprecedented new “normal” presented by the global COVID-19 pandemic. I call upon you to leverage on the conference presentations, network, share experiences and learn from the best in the co-operative sector.

I wish to welcome all of us to the 6th  CUK Annual Conference 2022.

 

Throughout the world, Covid-19 has exposed many fragilities in economies, and deepened existing inequalities while highlighting the need for innovation and cooperation (United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy, 2020). To a large extent, much of the impacts of Covid-19 witnessed in different parts of the world have been a result of the disease’s interaction with pre-existing vulnerabilities relating to employment, growing inequalities in societies, global warming and climate-induced human migration, and the current unsustainable industrial food system. This calls for in-depth discourse on measures needed to ensure that when the Covid-19 health emergency ends, the world will not return to the way it was before Covid-19, but move to a better, secure future.

Consequently, there is need for undertaking deliberate measures to address the root causes of exclusionary and unsustainable development; ensuring a “people-centred and planet-sensitive” development; adjusting business models for sustaining agri-food enterprises and supply chains; and, tackling challenges of climate, digital and demographic transition and their implications on the world so as to  shape a different future from that of pre-Covid-19.

The CUK Annual Conference – 2022:  We seek to hold a conference to deliberate on the role Social and Solidarity Economy Enterprises and Organizations (SSEOs) need to play in post Covid-19 recovery to create a world that offers everyone a better future. The theme of the conference is: “Building Back Better: The Role of Social and Solidarity Economy Enterprises and Organizations in Post Covid-19 Recovery”. The key question we ask is this, what role could cooperatives and other SSEOs play? The Conference will have four sub-themes, namely:

(1) Supply chains recovery options for building resilience to future shocks;

(2) The role of ICT in catalyzing economic recovery and building back better from impacts of covid-19;

(3) Strategic thinking as a pillar in economic recovery and building back better; and,

(4) The Role of Worker Cooperatives in the Post Covid-19 Recovery.

 

Description of Sub-themes

The first sub-theme (Supply chains recovery options for building resilience to future shocks) requires participants to interrogate options to address the fragilities which COVID-19 pandemic has exposed in global, regional, and sectoral supply chains. These fragilities, arising from raw material scarcity, production, and transportation disruption have forced businesses to reconsider their supply-chain strategies and to restructure their outsourcing strategies for the supply of essential inputs to mitigate the risks of external disruptions.  However, little is known about how the supply-chain strategies and restructuring adopted by businesses to mitigate the risks of external disruptions have worked for the businesses and what has been learned out of this to inform post Covid-19 recovery and building back better. This sub-theme therefore looks at supply-chain strategies and restructuring adopted by businesses to respond to external disruptions in supply chains, and the recovery options which Social and Solidarity Economy Enterprises and Organizations can adapt to ensure resilience of supply chains to future disruptions.

 

The second sub-theme (the role of ICT in catalyzing economic recovery and building back better from impacts of covid-19) considers the role Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has played as a tool against the COVID-19 crisis, and what role it can play in recovery and building back better. Generally, ICT-based innovations and applications are major drivers of enhanced organizational performance, economic growth, and social change. While ICT has the capacity to cause an infodemic, it has been widely applied as a tool against the COVID-19 crisis. As the world has moved dramatically toward online channels during Covid-19 pandemic, ICT has become a central enabler for workers to work from home, while maximizing output.  It is therefore critical to leverage on lessons learnt in application of ICT as a tool against the COVID-19 to promote economic recovery and building back better. This sub-theme therefore looks into ICT-based measures undertaken by Social and Solidarity Economy Enterprises and Organizations in response to covid-19 crisis and the role ICT will play in post-covid-19 recovery and building back better to ensure the resilience of SSEOs to future disruptions.

The third sub-theme (Strategic thinking as a pillar in economic recovery and building back better) focuses on strategic thinking for building back better in post covid-19 recovery. Covid-19 crisis has shaken the world, setting in motion unavoidable waves of change with a wide range of uncertain trajectories in the future. Strategic thinking offers pivotal tools for successful policy making in the face of high uncertainty. A strategic recovery plan will ensure public resources are allocated effectively and efficiently. This involves exploring and preparing for a diversity of possible developments to realize future-proof strategies, identify new opportunities and challenges, and design innovative ways of improving the well-being of people and organizations under rapidly evolving circumstances. This sub-theme requires participants to explore approaches which Social and Solidarity Economy Enterprises and Organizations can adopt to institutionalize sstrategic thinking as a pillar of their operations, recovery and building back better in post covid-19 to safeguard against future shocks.

 

The fourth sub-theme (Role of Worker Cooperatives in the Post Covid-19 Recovery) focuses on the place of Worker Cooperatives in the Post Covid-19 Recovery. The fragilities in economies exposed by Covid-19 calls for adjustments in business models in Post Covid-19 recovery for resilience.  As such, there is need for interrogation of the cooperative model and how it has fared on relative to other business models in the face of the Covid-19 shocks and what adjustments are needed to ensure resilience of cooperatives against shocks like Covid-19. In particular, the question of how worker cooperatives mitigated loss of jobs and income inequality is important. Considering that   Worker Cooperatives are fundamentally centered on the needs of workers, the question of how resilient they are, how well they served to meet the needs of their communities during the pandemic and how they have contributed in saving members from job loss and stabilizing their workforces is important. This sub-theme, engaging manly young scholars invites participants to interrogate how worker cooperatives fared on during the pandemic, factors affecting their development and measures that need to be undertaken for the model to provide a pathway to post Covid-19 recovery and building back better.

 

Highlights of the sub-themes: Key focus in the sub-themes: as tabulated:

 

Sub theme 1: Supply chain recovery options for building resilience to shocks Sub theme 2:   The Role of ICT in catalyzing economic recovery and building back better

 

Sub theme 3:   Strategic Thinking as a Pillar in economic recovery and building back better

 

Sub theme 4: The Role of Worker Cooperatives in the Post COVID-19 Recovery.
·       Covid-19 impacts on supply-chain

·        Options to address the fragilities which COVID-19 pandemic has exposed in supply chains

·       Supply-chain strategies and restructuring adopted by businesses

·        Recovery options which SSEOs can adapt to ensure resilience of supply chains to future disruptions

 

·       ICT-based innovations and applications as a tool against the COVID-19 crisis

·        ICT and infodemic, 

·        Opportunities for application of ICT to promote economic recovery

·        Role of ICT in recovery and building back better to ensure the resilience  

 

●      Place of strategic recovery planning in recovery and building back better

●      Approaches SSEOs can adopt to institutionalize strategic thinking to safeguard against future shocks

·       Worker Cooperatives in the Post Covid-19 Recovery

·       Resilience of worker cooperatives to shocks

·       Factors affecting development of worker cooperatives

·       Measures to be undertaken for worker cooperatives to provide a pathway to post Covid-19 recovery

 

 

Conference Key Dates

  • 1st Call for abstracts 1st April 2022
  • Early Bird Registration opens 2nd May 2022
  • 2nd Call for abstracts 2nd May 2022
  • Last Date for Submission of Abstracts 16th May 2022
  • Last Date for FULL PAPERS Submission 20th June 2022
  • Last date for Registration 22nd July 2022
  • Conference 26th – 27th July 2022

         Conference Cost:

  • 3,000 for the presenters of papers
  • Kshs 1,000 per person for other participants and corporates

 

Submit your Abstracts and Papers to: abstracts@cuk.ac.ke

Registration – To register follow the link:  https://forms.gle/zujnQ22NzMXdwV3FA

 

Abstract guidelines

The following should be included in the abstract: Title, name, contact and affiliation of the author(s); brief background/contextual and conceptual aspects; research problem; objectives; theoretical anchorage/conceptual framework; methodology; results; conclusions; and Recommendations.

Other instructions: The Abstract should be submitted in English; a maximum of 300 words in New Times Roman; 12-point font size; single spacing; with 3-5 key words in bold at the bottom of the abstract.

Charges and Payment Details

Charges: Kshs. 3,000 (USD.30) for the presenters of papers and Kshs 1,000 (USD10) per person for other  participants not presenting papers.

 Sponsorship Categories

We are offering the following sponsorship packages to organizations. This provides an opportunity for organizations to raise brand awareness and contribute to dissemination of knowledge necessary for resilient and sustainable SSEOs. The packages are:

Platinum Sponsorship Package

 Kshs 600,000

Gold Sponsorship Package

Kshs 400,000

Silver Sponsorship Package

Kshs 200,000

Bronze Sponsorship Package Kshs 100,000
Benefits

1.       Speaking opportunity at the event during opening and closing ceremony.

2.       Opportunity to have 15 participants

3.       2 Roll-up banner

4.       4 Complementary teardrop banners.

5.       Branding rights at the venue of the conference and logo printed on promotional materials.

6.       Opportunity to give-away merchandise to participants.

7.       Company logo printed on front page of the program booklet.

 

Benefits

1.       A speaking opportunity at the event during closing ceremony.

2.       Opportunity to have 10 participants

3.        1 rollup banner

4.       3 Complimentary teardrop banners.

5.       Opportunity to give-away merchandise to participants.

6.       Company logo printed on the program booklet.

 

Benefits

1.       Opportunity to have 5 participants

2.       One Roll-up banner

3.       Two Complimentary teardrop banners.

4.       Opportunity to give-away merchandise to participants.

5.       Company logo printed on the program booklet.

 

Benefits

1.       Opportunity to have 3 participants

2.       One Complimentary teardrop banner.

3.       Opportunity to give-away merchandise to participants.

4.       Company logo printed on the program booklet.

 

 

 

Payment Bank Details

Bank: Co-operative Bank of Kenya | Account Name: The Co-operative University of Kenya | Branch: Karen Account No. 01120125033500 | Narration: Research Conference

We will need to find a way of getting into the virtual meeting rooms only those paid up participants. A corporate payment may be given up to 5 participants?? or you might decide BUT they should pay more.

Call for Abstracts and Papers – Guidelines

 Submit your Abstracts and Papers to: abstracts@cuk.ac.ke

Registration – To Register follow the link:  https://forms.gle/zujnQ22NzMXdwV3FA 

Abstract guidelines

The following should be included in the ABSTRACT: Title, name, contact and affiliation of the author(s). Brief background/contextual and conceptual aspects of the study, research problem, objectives, theoretical anchorage/conceptual framework and methodology. Results – key findings from the research. Conclusions and Recommendations, relevance and implication of the study.

Other instructions: The Abstract manuscripts should be submitted in English with a maximum of 350 words, in New Times Roman, 12-point font size, single spacing with 3-5 key words in bold at the bottom of the abstract. Authors are encouraged to check spelling & grammar and proof-read carefully.

The abstract will be peer-reviewed and feedback shared with authors for incorporation before acceptance and presentation during the conference.

Full papers instructions

Upon successfully review and acceptance of the abstract. Full papers will be submitted. The following should be included in the FULL paper: Title, name, contact and affiliation of the author(s); Abstract with not more than 350 words. Other sections are – introduction / background contextual and conceptual aspects of the study, research problem, objectives, theoretical anchorage/conceptual framework and well-articulated methodology. Results – key findings from the research. Conclusions and Recommendations, relevance and implication of the study and References using APA version 6 format.

Full paper manuscripts should be submitted in English with not more than 15 pages including references, in New Times Roman, 12-point font size, single spacing. Figures and table should be clearly labeled and text explained next to them. Authors are encouraged to check spelling & grammar and proof-read carefully

 Payment Bank Details

Conference Cost: Kshs. 3,000 (USD.30) for the presenters of papers OR Kshs 1,000 (USD10) per person for other participants and corporates.

Bank: Co-operative Bank of Kenya | Account Name: The Co-operative University of Kenya | Branch: Karen Account No. 01120125033500 | Narration: Research Conference

WELCOME NOTE

The Co-operative University of Kenya welcomes you to our 6th Annual Conference, 2022.   It is appreciated that Social and Solidarity Economy Enterprises and Organizations (SSEOs) have a big role to play in improving the lives of Kenyans. However, their resilience in the face of extreme shocks and the role they can play in recovery and building back better is not well understood. It is my sincere hope that you will find the 6th CUK Annual Conference a good forum for intellectual engagement regarding SSEOs and their role in post Covid-19 recovery and building back better. Further, I hope that you will use this opportunity to network, and share knowledge and experiences. The technical programme will feature two keynote speakers and more than 30 presentations on topics related to supply chains recovery options; role of ICT in catalyzing economic recovery; strategic thinking as a pillar in economic recovery and building back better; and, role of Worker Cooperatives in the Post Covid-19 Recovery. The papers will be presented in different parallel sessions during the two- day conference. We are greatly honoured to host you to this important meeting. Welcome all.

Prof. Kamau Ngamau

Vice Chancellor

 

FOREWORD

 This is the Sixth Annual Conference of The Co-operative University of Kenya. The conference brings together industry leaders, researchers, policy makers, youth and the cooperative sector to share knowledge and experiences. It will provide a platform for knowledge exchange and help practitioners and researchers to chart a way forward in the post Covid-19 era. This is in line with the first aspiration in Africa Agenda 2063 of a prosperous Africa, based on inclusive growth and sustainable development. I thank the Conference Organizing Committee led by Prof. Wycliffe Oboka for thorough and timely review of the papers and our sponsors who have supported this conference. Thank you all for your support.

Prof. Isaac K. Nyamongo Deputy Vice Chancellor – Co-operative Development, Research & Innovation

 

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR, ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee, I express my sincere gratitude to all the participants during the 6th Annual Conference, 2022. The committee remains committed to making this and future conferences fruitful and beneficial not only to participants and the academia but also the Nation. We commit to generate new knowledge through research and practice and share it appropriately with the industry, key stakeholders and the academia. It is our hope that the knowledge generated will be useful in nation-building by providing practical solutions to challenges facing humanity.

Prof. Wycliffe Oboka

Chair, Conference Organizing Committee -2022

 

 

DAY 1: 26th JULY, 2022 (TUESDAY)

“Building Back Better: The Role of Social and Solidarity Enterprises and Organizations in Post COVID-19 Recovery”

TIME (EAT) ACTIVITY/EVENT MODERATOR Rapporteur
07h30-09h00

(EAT)

Registration of delegates Linus Muthiga/

Penrose Mbuthia

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

09h00-10h00 (EAT)

Introductory Session

Opening Prayer (Said by Richard Mwangeka) Recognition of delegates

 

 

Prof. Wycliffe Oboka

 
Remarks by Partners & Sponsors Young Scholars Initiative ATC Limited

Shirika DT SACCO Safaricom DT SACCO

Kenya National Police DT SACCO

Global Communities, CLEAR Program

 

 

 

Prof. Wyclffe. Oboka

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silas Maiyo / Victor Wambua / Timothy Bisakaya

Official Opening Ceremony

Professor Isaac K. Nyamongo, DVC – CDRI, CUK Professor Esther Gicheru, DVC – FPA, CUK Professor Kamau Ngamau, Vice-Chancellor, CUK

Dr. Jeremy Bundi, Chairperson, University Council – CUK

Dr. Jemimah Onsare, Chief Guest, CEO, National Research Fund – Kenya

 

 

 

 

Prof. Isaac. Nyamongo, DVC – CDRI

10h00–10h30 (EAT) Presentation title: “General Reforms in the Co-operative Sector in Kenya”

Presenter: David Obonyo, Commissioner for Co-operatives, State Department of Co-operatives, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives – Kenya.

 

 

 

10h30 – 11h10 (EAT)

*20 mins each presenter

Industry experience: The resilience of the SACCO sector in the face of COVID-19 Pandemic:

Presenter 1: Solomon A. Atsiaya, Chief Executive Officer, Kenya National Police DT SACCO Society Limited

Presenter 2: CPA Joseph Njoroge, Chief Executive Officer, Safaricom DT SACCO Society Limited

 

Dr. Moses. Gweyi

 

Victor Wambua / Mary Mbugua

11h10 – 11h25

(EAT)

HEALTH BREAK/ EXHIBITIONS/ PHOTO SESSION    
11h25 – 11h45

*20 mins each presenter

Industry experience: The resilience of the SACCO sector in the face of COVID-19 Pandemic:

Presenter 3: CPA Mwambingu Mwatee, Chief Executive Officer, Chai DT SACCO Society Limited

 

 

 

 

Dr. Moses Gweyi

 

 

 

Victor Wambua / Mary Mbugua

11h45 – 12h05 Title: Social Systems Network Analysis of the Cooperative Ecosystem in Kenya

Presenter: Pamela Kaburu, Global Communities, CLEAR Program

12h05 – 12h25 (EAT) Title: Somali’s Cooprenourship System of Thinking and Resilience Initiatives for Addressing Food Security and Recovery Strategy of Future Shocks

Presenter: Prof: Mohamed M Maie, IFISO- Somali Cooperative University)

12h25 – 12h45 (EAT) Title: Effectiveness of the Cooperative Business Model in Economic Recovery Strategy and Resilience Building in Post- Covid-19

Presenter: Joab L. Osumba, Climate-Smart Agriculture Consultant, FMS & Prof. W. Oboka, CUK

 

12h45 – 13h15 (EAT)

Keynote Speech: The Role of Social and Solidarity Economy Enterprises and organizations in Post Covid- 19 Recovery

(Professor Leandro Morais, Economist and Professor of Economics, State University of Sao, BRAZIL;

Member of the Task Force on SSE at the United Nations).

 

Prof. Isaac Nyamongo, DVC – CDRI

 

Dr. Charles. Wambu

  HEALTH BREAK  

 

 

 

                                                                                                           BREAK OUT SESSIONS                                                                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIME (EAT) / DURATION

SESSION 1:

Supply chains recovery options for building resilience to future shocks

(Chair – Prof. Kennedy Waweru)

(Rapporteur – Victor Wambua)

SESSION 2:

The role of ICT in catalyzing economic recovery and building back better from impacts of covid-19

(Chair – Dr. Shem Mbandu) (Rapporteur – Silas Maiyo)

SESSION 3:

Strategic thinking as a pillar in economic recovery and building back better

(Chair – Dr. Michael Ngala) (Rapporteur – Dr. D. Langat)

SESSION 4:

Role of Worker Cooperatives in the Post COVID-19 Recovery (Chair – Dr. Charles Wambu)

(Rapporteur – Salome Mwangi)

Young Scholars Initiative (YSI) 4th Workshop on Coops

 

(Moderator – Dr. Terence Muzorewa and Timothy Bisakaya

 

 

14h00– 14h20 (EAT)

Moderating effect of SACCO size on the relationship between Lending Decision and Liquidity of farmers based DTSs in Kenya (Gachenga J., Wambu C, Kinyariro D. and

Maina J – CUK)

Remote Sensing Solution for Agriculture in Central Africa after Covid-19 Period

(Sapiens Ndatabaye, OCHA – UN, Dakar, Senegal)

Implementation of ICA Principles (1966): Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere Perspective for Cooperative Development in Tanzania

(Gratian Rwekaza & Christina Maeda, MoCU, TZ)

Co-operatives as Supplements or Alternatives to Companisation of the Nigerian Manufacturing Industry.

(Ajibola Anthony AKANJI, Lead City University, Ibadan, Nigeria)

 

 

 

 

 

Keynote Speech: The Art of Cooprenourship “A sustainable Business Model: For New Pan African Youth Keynote Speaker: Prof: Mohamed M Maie, IFISO- Somali Cooperative University, V-Chair – AFRICOOP

 

 

14h20 – 14h40 (EAT)

Mediating Effect of Positioning Co-operative on Post COVID-19 Economic Resilience Dilemma. Evidence from Deposit Taking SACCOS in Kenya

(Dr. Wilson Metto, CUK)

Machine Learning Algorithm to Detect Impersonation in an Essay-Based E-Exam

(Joseph Kombe Samuel, Dr. Peter Ochieng’, Dr. Solomon Mwanjele – Taita Taveta University)

Influence of Statutory Regulatory Requirements on the Growth of Deposit Taking Savings and Credit Co- operative Societies in Kenya

(Mutua Samwel Ndirangu, CUK)

Determinants of Worker Cooperative Entrepreneurship intent: The Case of State University students

(Shadreck Matindike, Nelson Mandela University)

 

 

14h40 – 15h00 (EAT)

Marketing institutional arrangements in marketing of none-coffee produce by primary AMCOS in Tanzania, evidence from Karagwe, Muleba, Buhigwe and

Kigoma Districts

Blessing in disguise: Kenya’s prospects towards harnessing data-driven ICT techniques in quest of post-COVID-19 economic recovery

(Dr. Lamek Ronoh, Mr. Cosmas Knowen – Rongo

University)

Sudan and EAC Cooperatives: Provoking Resilience Planning in Anticipation of a Future of Scarcity. (Sohiel Sayed Ahmed Elsayed, Consultant & Trainer, Sudan, & PhD. student – CUK) Title: Cooperatives Resilience Presenter: Prof Scott Bellows, USIU-Africa Title: Ecological Knowledge Management Theory and the Nigerian Workers Cooperative Presenters: Ajala & Akanji, Ibadan, Nigeria

 

 

  (Gratian Rwekaza & Christina Maeda, MoCU, TZ)        
 

 

 

15h00 – 15h20 (EAT)

  Title: Reclaiming the economy: Global pandemics and the rise of indigenous plant informal nursery cooperatives in Southern Africa.

Presenter: Bryan U. Kauma, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

  END OF THE DAY I    

 

 

 

 

DAY 2: 27TH JULY, 2022 (WEDNESDAY)

(Overall Conference Coordinators: Prof. W. Oboka & Dr. L. Mutua)

“Building Back Better: The Role of Social and Solidarity Enterprises and Organizations in Post COVID-19 Recovery”

TIME (EAT) ACTIVITY / EVENT RESPONSIBLE RAPPORTEUR
08h30 – 09h00 (EAT) Registration of Delegates Silas/ Linus/ Penrose  
 

 

 

09h00 – 09h40 (EAT)

Opening Session

Opening Prayer (Said by Richard Mwangeka)

Recaps from Chairs of Breakout Sessions of previous day

 

 

 

 

Prof. W. Oboka

 

 

 

 

Silas Maiyo / Timothy Bisakaya

Title: Worker Cooperatives and Youth

Presenter: Carole Maina and Tindi Sitati, Global Communities

 

09h40 – 10h10 (EAT)

Title: Potential of Non-Governmental Organizations to Contribute to Post-Covid-19 Recovery in Kenya

Presenter: Prof. W. Oboka, Prof. K. Onkware, Dr. J. Kingori, Dr. Calvince Othoo, Silas Maiyo &

Steve Ogallo (Co-operative University of Kenya, MMUST, Kibabii Universities)

 

10h10 – 10h40 (EAT)

Title: An Evidence Mapping of the Strategies Employed by Worker Cooperatives in Responding to the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Presenter: Dr. Okem Andrew Emmanuel, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

 

Dr. L. Kiganane

 

Victor Wambua

10h40 – 11h00 (EAT) HEALTH BREAK
 

11h00 – 11h40 (EAT)

Keynote Speech: “The Role of Worker Cooperatives in the Post COVID-19 Recovery”

Speakers: (1) Olga Prushinskaya, Metrics and Impact Analyst, and

(2) Gabrielle Chapman, Membership Director, Democracy at Work Institute (DAWI), USA.

 

Prof. W. Oboka

Silas Maiyo Timothy Bisakaya

 

 
 
 

 

TIME (EAT)

SESSION 5:

Supply chains recovery options for building resilience to future shocks

(Chair – Prof. K. Waweru )

(Rapporteur – Victor Wambua)

SESSION 6:

Strategic thinking as a pillar in economic recovery and building back better

(Chair – Dr. M. Nderitu) (Rapporteur – M. Chepkirui)

SESSION 7:

Role of Worker Cooperatives in the Post Covid-19 Recovery

 

(Chair – Dr. L. Ngare) (Rapporteur – E. Musyoki)

Young Scholars Initiative (YSI) – 4th Workshop on Coops (Moderators – Mary Mbugua and Dr. Shadrack Matindike
 

 

11h40 – 12h00 (EAT)

Collaboration among Government Co-operative Supporting Organizations in Innovations Design and Dissemination to Primary Co- operative Societies in Tanzania

 

(Luka S. Njau, MoCU, TZ)

Relationship between Investment Decisions and Liquidity of Farmers Based Deposit Taking Savings and Credit Co-operatives in Kenya

(Gachenga J., Wambu C, Kinyariro D. and Maina J., CUK)

Does Tanzania Succeed on Sectorial Cooperation among Cooperatives in the Post COVID -19 Recovery

(Damian Boniface Sambuo, MoCU, TZ)

 

 

 

 

Keynote Speech: Youth and Decent Work

Keynote Speaker: Orapeleng Nareetsile

 

 

 

12h00 – 12h00 (EAT)

Challenges and training needs primary Agricultural Marketing Cooperative Societies (AMCOS) in marketing of none-coffee produce in Tanzania, evidence from Karagwe, Muleba, Buhigwe and Kigoma districts

(Gratian Rwekaza &

Christina Maeda, MoCU, TZ)

Strategic Thinking as a Catalyst for Entrepreneurial Resilience in Post Covid-19 Recovery: A case of LUKHU Fashion Digital Strategy. (Orucho Michael Ngala, Benedict Kuloba – CUK) The COVID-19 Impact of Remittances on the Development of Ethiopia.

(Dawit Haileyesus Denegetu, PhD student, Center for African and Asian Studies, Addis Ababa University)

 

 

12h20 – 12h40 (EAT)

Supply Chains Vulnerability and Distortions throughout the COVID 19 Pandemic: Antecedents for Building Resilience during Recovery (Alban D. Mchopa , MoCU, TZ) Economic and Social Benefits of Cooperation among Cooperatives of Rural Area in Rwanda (MUTEZINKA Thacienne, NCCR

– Rwanda)

Sudan and EAC Cooperatives: Provoking Resilience Planning in anticipation of a future of Scarcity. Sohiel Sayed Ahmed Elsayed, Sudan  

Interview with Kenyan Based Worker Cooperative

Presenters: Kigro Recyclers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
   
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12h40 – 13h00 (EAT)

  The Role of Worker Cooperatives in the Post Covid-19 Recovery (John Njuguna, Chipikizi VOD)
Title: The COVID-19 Impact of Remittances on the Development of Ethiopia

Presenter: Dawit Haileyesus Denegetu, Addis Ababa

University, Ethiopia

Worker Cooperative business Course (CUK, Prof. W. Oboka, Director, ICD)
13h00 – 13h30 (EAT) CLOSING CEREMONY

Conference Resolutions & Declaration

 

Prof. I. Nyamongo

       

 

Dear Author(s), Presenter(s), in the 6th Annual Conference 2022,

On behalf of The Co-operative University of Kenya Annual Conference Organizing Committee, we congratulate you for writing a great paper, peer-reviewed and accepted for presentation at the CUK 6th Annual Virtual Conference 2022 to be held virtually on July 26th – 27th, 2022. Only papers presented during the Conference will be eligible for publication in the conference proceedings. By agreeing to provide your presentation material and registering for the conference, your work will be published in the conference proceedings and Book of Abstracts.

Given the virtual format of the conference, your Paper Presentation needs to be PRE-RECORDED. However, you will need to be virtually present for your presentation to be streamed. Your pre-recorded presentation can be a video of yourself speaking to the audience, or a Voice over PowerPoint. Details on how to record your presentations are as below.

Presentation length:

Paper presentation: 13 minutes (15 minutes maximum)

It will be appreciated if you could SHARE YOUR PRESENTATION NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, JULY 19th  2022, by sending it via the email abstracts@cuk.ac.ke  

For any question (s), contact the Conference Organizing Committee Secretariat via the email: abstracts@cuk.ac.ke  

We highly encourage you to include an audio/video presentation of your work to allow you the opportunity to explain your work and get more exposure to the audience, as well as making the conference more informative, valuable and engaging for the attendees. Your presentation material will only be made available to conference attendees (i.e. those who have registered for the virtual conference) for a limited period of time, beginning July 20th, 2021.

Best Regards,

Prof. Wycliffe Oboka, Ph.D., 

Chairperson, Conference Organizing Committee

 

Prof. Morais

Economist, (Methodist University of Piracicaba, 2001); Specialization in Labor Economics

(UNICAMP, 2002) and in Labor Market (ILO, Italy, 2006); Master’s Degree in Social Economy, Local Development and Entrepreneurs – Faculty of Labor Sciences of the University of Sevilla (2007), Master’s and Doctorate in Economic Development and Labour and Social Economy by the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP, 2013). Professor at PUCCAMP (2007-2016) and FACAMP (2012-2016); Contributor at the Economics Institute of UNICAMP (2002-2016).

Experience in Economics, with emphasis on Brazilian Economy, Social and Labor Economics, Public Policies, Territorial Development, Social Entreprenurship and Elaboration of Socioeconomic Diagnostics. Researcher at CESIT / UNICAMP on Labor Market Issues and

Employment and Income Generation Programs (2002-2008); Coordinator of the New Paradigms of Production and Consumption Project – Pólis Institute (2009/2011) and Gaia Social Consultant (2010-2011) on issues of Elaboration of Indicators for Evaluation and Monitoring of Private Social Investment in territories (Votorantim Project). Consultant in Socioeconomic Development of the Petrobras / Polis Project (impacts of the pre salt in the coastal municipalities of the State of São Paulo – 2011-2013); and Consultant at Inter-American Development Bank- Polis Project on Sustainable Cities and Polis – Government of the State of Bahia for the elaboration of Socioeconomic Diagnostics in Recôncavo Baiano. Consultant to the Solidarity Development Agency (ADS) and the National Secretariat for Solidarity Economy (SENAES 2014-16). Representative of Brazil at the Ibero-American Observatory of Employment and Social Economy (www.oibescoop.org) and Technical Consultant of the ILO / UN International Training Center (Italy and Geneva). Leading researcher of the India-Brazil Project South-South Research Partnership: Mapping the SSE Landscape for South-South cooperation between India and Brazil (ILO-UN-2015). CORECON Award – 2002; IPEA CAIXA 2005; Founding Member of CIRIEC-BRAZIL; Full Member of the International Scientific Committee of CIRIEC International and Member of the Tasf Force on SSE at the United Nations. Currently Professor and Researcher of Economics at UNESP (State University of São Paulo) – Campi Araraquara, Member of the Municipal Council for Economic and Social Development of the City of Araraquara (State of São Paulo); Member of the Digital Platform on the Interuniversity Initiative on the Future of Labor (ILO); Coordinator of Extension and Research Nucleus of Solidarity Economy, Creativity and Citizenship (NEPESC) of UNESP at CNPq (National Council for Research and Scientific and Technological Development). International Consultant and Lecturer with diverse activities in different countries and continents in themes of social and solidarity economy, cooperativism, SDG, ecosystem, international cooperation, etc.Several publications in books and articles in the area.

Languages: Portuguese, Spanish and English. 

 

Olga Prushinskaya.

Olga Prushinskaya, Metrics and Impact Analyst, Democracy at Work Institute

As DAWI’s metrics and impact analyst, Olga works to understand and communicate impact in the growing field of worker ownership. Olga is a dynamic and mission-driven data scientist with a background in public health and a focus on health equity. Her work has spanned a variety of fields in addition to worker ownership, including youth housing services, pulmonary medicine, chronic disease management, and maternal and infant health. Olga has an MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan and a BS in Microbiology from Michigan State University. Olga is a 2021/22 Executive Fellow at Rutgers University’s Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing at the School of Management and Labor Relations. 

                                            

 

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Conference Cost: Kshs. 3,000 (USD.30) for the presenters of papers OR Kshs 1,000 (USD. 10) per person for other participants and corporates Registration Deadline – All participants and presenters are required to register for the conference by Friday, July 22, 2022, via the link shared below:

THE 6TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM

The login link will be shared with all presenters after the close of the registration period via the email address provided on the registration form.

Membership of the Conference Organizing Committee (CoC)

  1. Prof. Wycliffe Oboka -Chairman 
  2. Dr. Lydia Mutua -Secretariat  
  3. Prof. Kennedy Waweru -Member 
  4. Dr. Lucy Kiganane -Member 
  5. Dr. Moses Gweyi -Member 
  6. Dr. Shem Mbandu -Member 
  7. Dr. Charles Katila -Member 
  8. Dr. Michael Ngala -Member
  9. Mr. Silas Maiyo -Member 
  10. Mr. Victor Wambua -Member 
  11. Ms. Mary Mbugua -Member 
  12. Mr. James Njogu -Member
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 Dr. Lydia Mutua – Registrar, CDRI and Conference Organizing Committee Secretariat

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Mr. Silas Maiyo – Coordinator, Secretariat – Conference Scientific Committee

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