Kigali is hosting an exhibition that brings together Cooperatives, Service Providers, Suppliers , Agro Processors, Exporters and different players in the cooperatives value chain.
Dubbed the Cooperatives Expo & Conference 2018, the platform is where different sectors are engaged in a dialogue on pertinent issues affecting the socio-economic environment and are mapping a way forward together.
Currently side workshops and presentations are ongoing. Over 4000 participants are sharing knowledge, experiences and best practices. The event is being held at Kigali Conference & Exhibition Centre – Camp Kigali.
The expo has attracted more that 100 exhibitors including; RCA registered Cooperatives, Businesses & Corporations dealing with Cooperatives, Social Enterprises, Government institutions,Government Projects and, Projects implemented by Cooperatives,Development Partners.
Others also include; NGOs working with Cooperatives,Agricultural input suppliers,Manufacturing and consumer goods producers,Financial institutions,Service providers,Tea factories,Agro Processing.
There are approximately 8,500 cooperatives in the country according to Rwanda Cooperatives Agency (RCA). All these cooperatives have a combined membership of over 4million and a combined net worth of over $216 million.
The two day event is organized by Apex Media & Promotions Ltd, partnering with the National Cooperative Confederations of Rwanda (NCCR) and the Rwanda Cooperative Agency (RCA).