Innovators Cooperative Society (Membership and more) – Protecting Ideas: The Government Whitebox is out

Thanks for the heads up Wangari.
Btw, listers, I found a good link with a nice overview of the coop movement in Kenya.

Some quick FAQ bites: 
* Not all coops are SACCOS. Many are formed to solve common market access problems, to unlock big business opportunities and to leverage economies of scale, where collective strengths are pooled together for common good.
* Coops contribute more than Ksh. 3 TRILLION (i.e. over 40% of Kenya\’s 7. 4 Trillion GDP). 
* They employ over 300,000 people (and growing).
* Many have capacity to negotiate directly for and deliver big deals with any entity including Governments, corporates and foreign multinationals. There are no middle men (unlike the current ICT landscape) so better wealth creation for members.
* They operate democratically and at grassroots level, hence are effective instruments for poverty reduction and economic empowerment of their members.
* Profits are distributed directly to members (who also have a say on how the coop is managed).
The innovators coop will have some unique strategic features that will give it an extra edge over traditional format coops.

Gold nights,Patrick

On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 11:08:53 PM GMT+3, WANGARI KABIRU <> wrote:

Warm greetings Patrick!
Yes, crazy proposition is – because certainly half the world would view it as such. Just envision the first African Coffee farmers coop. So save yourself and them too and just move on with your gig, some will catch on to you enroute!

Ideas are gold…
And even Governments are looking…
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