The event on the theme - Youth, Co-operatives and the Power of Entrepreneurship and Innovation is an experiential workshop that will combine Action to experience outdoor activities such as rafting, canoeing, hiking, and cycling and Reflection to imbibe real life situation vis-a-vis co-operative values to comprehend the Co-operative model as one wherein Youth can practice economic democracy and social justice. In order to make it affordable, we are charging $150 per participant for the five day event; travel excluded. More details can be found here.
The ICA-AP Research Committee invites Paper Proposals for the 11th ICA- Asia and Pacific Conference, to be held on 15th Novvember 2016 at New Delhi, India.
The theme of the conference is "Co-operatives and Sustainable Development". Click hereto read more.
HIP Cooperative Members in Japan
An article by Mr. Balu Iyer
I was in Saitama to get a sense of how a co-operative was addressing the issue of health care in Japan, a hyper-aging society. According to official statistics, in 2013, Japan’s population declined by a record 244,000 people. Japan's population began falling in 2004 and is now ageing faster than any other country on the planet. A report compiled by the government in 2012 predicts that by 2060 the number of Japanese will have fallen from 127 million to about 87 million, of whom almost 40% will be 65 or older. Click hereto read more.
ICA-AP Annual Activities Report- 2015
International Co-operative Alliance Asia and Pacific releases it's 2015 Annual Activities Report.
International Co-operative Alliance signs civil society partnership agreement with European Commission
Brussels March 18th, 2016 - Representatives from the International Co-operative Alliance and the European Commission signed a framework partnership agreement for a global development programme to benefit and advance the co-operative sector worldwide. Click here for more information.
Quebec International Summit Of Cooperatives
The International Summit of Cooperatives is the world's leading event for business development in the cooperative and mutual community. It offers managers, decision-makers and leaders of cooperative and mutual enterprises of all size and in all sectors, as well as anyone in the world of business, a unique venue for reflection, discussion, cooperation and training on major trends, as well as on current and future economic and financial issues. Click here to know more.