The Co-operative Development Foundation (CDF) of Canada was recognized with an Honorary Distinguished Service Award by the African Confederation of Cooperative Savings and Credit Associations (ACCOSCA) in Malawi last October.
The award recognized CDF Canada’s 70-year history of helping communities around the world forge their own pathways to sustainable livelihoods through cooperative development, in particular the mentoring of women.
CDF Canada chair Michele Aasgard traveled to Lilongwe, Malawi to accept the award from ACCOSCA chairperson Josephine Nabuyungo. “Our engagement with ACCOSCA reflects CDF Canada’s philosophy of successful partnerships based on a shared vision, respectfully frank communications, mutual learning and being responsive to local needs,” Aasgard said. ◊