Who We Are

Co-Willing is a vibrant network of like-minded specialists

Our story

A Group of interested and committed People

Co-Willing was formed during the International conference ‘Freedom – Our Responsibility’ (FOR) in Bloemfontein, South Africa, in September 2014. This conference was inspired by the insight that Good Governance and Sustainable Development promote self-empowerment for prosperity and peace.

FOR was a platform to share knowledge, tactics and/or resources among those who could benefit from these experiences and connections. The conference consisted of 250 people of all backgrounds, age groups, nationalities and fields of interest.
During this conference, a small group of delegates met spontaneously and informally for the first time to explore the possibility of joining experiences and forces to promote sustainable development in Africa and encourage dialogue.

The Group of interested and committed people from all over the world are determined to share and implement their projects in reality.

Our Mission

Our vision and mission is to promote sustainable change to a positive economic environment in Africa, as well as Good Governance, so Africa can unfold its full potential.


The impact of Co-Willing on me can be summarized as: gave rise to new connections, learned a lot about community issues in the implementation of development projects and problem-solving approaches.

Hans Herren

We are a network of individuals who want to contribute to the well-being of others, without self-interest, helping each other to bring out the best in themselves.

Sheena Rieder

Co-Willing is providing mutual support with knowledge, experience, connections and resources and aim eye-level collaborations.

Gita Goven

It is a great concept, much needed in Africa. Co-Willing unites people to perform and supports real partnerships. I am Happy and honoured to be part of this big movement.

Yeah Samake