2. Understanding resilience


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.


You can download these files for use offline or on a mobile device.

The materials below are provided for offline use for your convenience and are not tracked. If you wish to save your progress, please go through the online version.

2.1 Resilience in the African co-operative movement