Consortium of Self Help Group Approach Promoters (CoSAP) is an umbrella of SHG promoting organizations. Members, who adopt the SHG approach as a key tool for the empowerment of women, utilize this platform as a unifying mechanism for the implementation of the approach. This objective is realized through the provision of capacity building training to member organization and representing them in any policy level discussion that paves the ground for the proliferation of the approach.
The New School has partnered with CoSAP Ethiopia for years by participating in the international field program (IFP), where students spend the summer in Ethiopia working on projects involved in poverty and development, gendered development, and environment and climate change. Many assignments focus on developing tools for monitoring and evaluation, such as data collection, data analysis and reporting.
Jami.one - is a Danish impact driven technology company that develops the Jamiipay Group app for – and together with – Ethiopian mothers. The app enables Savings Groups to register and track their financial activities during meetings. A digital tool to optimize saving communities and connect them to a better future.
CoSAP manages to learn about the app and introduce it to member organizations and SHGs to track their financial activities besides their routine meeting activity. Till now more than 200 SHG groups are registered. CoSAP is working as a partner with Jamii.one Company.