ACCOSCA Credit Unions Exchange Program 2020
- Date : Saturday January 25, 2020
- Venue :
Bangkok, Thailand: For the third straight years, ACCU organized the study visit of the African Confederation of Co-operative Savings and Credit Associations (ACCOSCA) in Thailand on January 20 to 24, 2020. The 20 member delegates were composed of Chairpersons, Directors and staff of federations and credit unions from Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
The study visit shared the external and internal challenges of Asian credit unions. The presentation made by ACCU provided an overview of the integration strategies of the Asian credit union movement in response the challenges they faced. The field visit provided rich experience of Thai cooperative system like their financial services and benefits provided to members at every stage of life. The participants visited the Federation of Savings and Credit Cooperatives of Thailand, Credit Union League of Thailand and four primary credit unions and savings and credit cooperatives including; Soon Klang Thewa CU, Saint Peter CU, Nong Khanang CU and Phetchaburi Public Health SACCO.
ACCOSCA is the confederation of financial cooperatives in the African continent. ACCU and ACCOSCA has an existing partnership to share and exchange experiences on credit union development. The first exposure program to Thailand was in 2018.