Government entities invited to join the ICA

17 May 2021

The ICA is calling on national-level government agencies and departments relevant to cooperatives to join as associate members.

With over 300 members from over 100 countries, the ICA provides members with a global reach to strengthen the cooperative movement locally. It enables members to network, share best practice, attain global representation and take part in global decision making.

The ICA’s global network will strengthen your cooperative movement! As a member, you will have access to our global network of 300+ members. We can help expand your global reach and strengthen your cooperative movement locally. The ICA organises events and offers resources so we can all learn and share with each other.

Other membership benefits include gaining access to cooperative expertise, statistics, information and intelligence; participating in capacity building and training programmes; participating in capacity building and training programmes and accessing advice and guidance on cooperative law.

The ICA’s members are international and national cooperative organisations from all sectors of the economy, namely agriculture, banking, consumer, fisheries, health, housing, insurance, and industry and services. The ICA has over 300 members from over 100 countries, including 12 government entities.

The annual subscription fee for government entities is approved by the ICA General Assembly and can be found in the ICA Bylaws. Candidates for membership must fill in a Membership Application Form in English, French or Spanish. For more information about the application process, or to get a quote on what your subscription fee would be they can contact: the ICA’s head of Membership, Gretchen Hacquard, at

Photo: Photo of Curaçao's government building. The country's Ministry of Economic Development recently joined the ICA.