2. Understanding resilience

Introduction

In this section, I am going to cover the following topics:

  • A brief overview of the co-operative movement and the challenges to resilience in the African context.
  • A discussion of the concept of resilience: what do we really mean by it?
  • A framework that can be used to analyse and understand co-operative resilience.

If you chose to look at Borda-Rodriguez and Vicari’s paper in Activity 1, you will have some preparation for what follows – but there is no problem if you did not to look at that paper.

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2.1 Resilience in the African co-operative movement