The 2012 International Day of Co-operatives is a day of unusual significance, as 2012 marks the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives. In keeping with that special occasion, the theme for the International Year is also the theme for this International Day: ‘Co-operative enterprises build a better world’. more …
Tell Your Story !
The world’s first digital campaign [www.stories.coop] to spread the benefits of cooperative development through story-telling which has been launched recently has attracted world-wide attention. Through www.stories.coop, cooperatives of all types can upload as many stories/videos or slide-shows.
ICA ACTIVITY to Study the Co-operative By-Laws of Primary Societies Commissioned
In order to prepare By laws that adequately reflect participatory governance and the functional and financial management and sustainability & to uphold the interest of the primary co-operatives in their right to co-operate and operate autonomously to undertake functions of an ethical enterprise to secure the prospects of cooperative model of business, the ICA Asia Pacific has commissioned a study of By-Laws of Primary Co-operatives from Asia Pacific region. The ultimate objective of this doctrinal activity would be to promote the adoption of co-operative By-laws through a ‘conscious participatory process’, the corner stone of participatory governance and Democracy. The activity is positioned to bring out a study covering the vast Asia Pacific region and will reach out to the primary level societies and unions with the help of its ICA members.
The ICA AP Strategic Objectives drawn at the 10th Regional Assembly lay down the need for what is a ‘sound-tuning’ between cooperative laws and commercial laws, and between cooperative laws and government policy provisions. The activity is an effort to scrutinize by-law making powers of primary societies from the angle of cooperative jurisprudence and the Rule making power of the Registrars/Regulators of co-operative societies that affect the functional autonomy and the financial sustainability of primary cooperatives.
The study shall include a draft-outline for a model By Law and promote the Guidelines that will be arrived at during the Registrars’ / Regulators Conference.
ICA/NCCF Workshop on Development of Consumer Cooperatives in IndiaNEW
ICA/NCCF Workshop on Development of Consumer Cooperatives was held on 3rd April 2013 in Goa, India. This Workshop was hosted by National Co-operative Consumers’ Federation of India Ltd.more .....
“Management of Consumer Co-operatives in Asia-Pacific”
The 12th Regional Workshop for Managers on “Management of Consumer Co-operatives in Asia-Pacific” was held from the 11 – 13 July 2012 at the NTUC Fairprice Training Institute (FPTI) in Singapore. The 3-day workshop was organized by the ICA Committee on Consumer Cooperation for Asia and the Pacific more ..