The Alliance's Committees and Networks

The Alliance has three thematic committees on gender equality, research and co-operative law.

The Alliance also has a Youth Network and Communications Committee. 

Gender Equality Committee

The Gender Equality Committee (ICA GEC) is a thematic committee of the International Co-operative Alliance which promotes equality between women and men and gender integration in the co-operative movement and society. It was formerly known as the Alliance's Global Women's Committee.

Get in touch with the Gender Equality Committee or go to the Gender Equality Committee page

Committee on Co-operative Research

The ICA Committee on Co-operative Research (ICACCR) is a bridge between academic research and the co-operative world. The ICACCR aims to raise awareness of co-operative research, particularly to managers and co-operators so that it can be applied effectively to current co-operative issues. 

Get in touch with the Committee on Co-operative Research or visit the ICA Committee on Co-operative Research website.

Co-operative Law Committee 

The Alliance's Co-operative Law Committee gives independent advice to the Alliance on co-operative law, broadly defined to include all legal rules that shape the co-operative institution and regulate its operations. 

Get in touch with the Co-operative Law Committee or visit its page.

Youth Network

The Alliance's Youth Network aims to help young co-operators from different countries to connect, share experiences and ideas, as well as to provide an environment where young co-operators can learn more about the wider co-operative movement. Involving young people from outside the movement through education and support is a key focus of the work of this network. The network also looks to empower young co-operators to engage with the rest of the movement to both raise the profile of youth issues and to ensure the youth perspective is presented during wider discussions.

Get in touch with the Alliance's Youth Network or for more information go to the Alliance's Youth Network page.

Communications Committee

The Alliance's Communications Committee (ICACC) ensures that the co-operative business model is promoted effectively and appropriately to as wide an audience as possible around the world. The Committee works towards building a level of understanding amongst communications professionals in co-operatives globally to encourage them to promote the business model as part of their work. 

Get in touch with the Communications Committee.

Alliance involvement:

Alliance Committee on Co-operative Research
Alliance Communications Committee
Alliance Gender Equality Committee
Alliance Youth Network
Co-operative Law Committee


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