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Volume 7 Number 1, January 16, 2013


Sharing the promise of peace. Easy as 1,2,3.
1. As we make the shift from the International Year of Co-operatives to the International Decade of Co-operatives - named so by the International Co-operative Alliance - we are reminded of the important roles co-operatives are playing to engender peace around the globe.  International Disptach takes you to Sri Lanka where co-operatives are helping to level the playing field for those less ready to thrive now that the guns have been silenced.  Take a three minute train trip across this tiny nation as it heals from a decades-long civil war.


2. Click on the links to learn how co-operatives of all stripes are helping their communities during situations of conflict and strife.


3. We want to know what YOU are doing to make a difference in the world. 
 Enter CCA's "I make a difference contest" to be eligible to win a cool prize - like a Kobo Mini eReader!
How are you making a difference?

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Discover how Deborah Chatterton is making a difference.  Check out this months volunteer profile.

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Promise of Peace 

Co-ops building peace. 

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   Co-ops around the world                      Nepal Women 

 Around the world                      India/Nepal



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International Development Week is nearly here!  We want to know how you are making a difference in the world?  Let us know by entering our contest and you could win a great prize,like a Kobo Mini eReader.  Enter here 

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This publication is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

Cette publication est réalisée avec l'appui financier du gouvernement du Canada accordé par l'entremise de l'Agence canadienne de développement international (ACDI).