At the 2016 ELICE, Mr Frank Bemmerlein will speak on: Non Formal Education Approach in Rural Cooperative training. Agricultural cooperatives in Africa suffer often from a lack of training, governance, management skills and overaging. Providing training to the xxx members of cooperatives just in Kenya is expensive, there are very limited resources and quality assurance measures on learning outcome are scarce. Furthermore sporadic trainings are not sustainable and result in a very limited impact. Through eLearning, the use of social networks and just recently the gamification of learning, training programs can now tackle all the above mentioned stumbling blocks. The new online learning programs extend reach and access, offer transparency for quality assurance measures, and, last but not least, can allow for motivation and fun in the training process. Cooperative Education, Training and Information Committees (CETICs) in rural cooperatives can promote a new approach of learning and prepare especially young farmers in leadership and participation in cooperatives.”
Master degree in economics (social-econ. development and international economy) , specialized in agribusiness, cooperativism and audit,
2014-2016 senior advisor of CAK and team leader in the joint german-kenyan cooperation between the two cooperative movements, curriculum development for agri-cooperatives in Kenya.
2014 expert for intern. cooperative development in DGRV, the german apex organization of cooperatives
1992 till 2014 consultant and auditor in the south-german cooperative federation in Bavaria,
1987-1991 Research on peasant economy and ecologic cooperativism in West Africa, Mozambique and Brazil,
1986-1987 consultant for integrated rural development (GTZ Westafrica, francophone).