ICA to hold global conference in Malaysia

In November the global co-op movement will meet in Malaysia for the International Co-operative Alliance Global Conference and General Assembly. The biennial event will bring together delegates from around the world to explore how co-operatives are putting people at the centre of development. Malaysia is home to 12,000 co-operatives with over seven million members and […]

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Monique Leroux will not opt for second term

Monique Leroux, President of board of directors of the International Co-operative Alliance, has announced she will not be putting her name forward for the position in this year’s elections due to “important personal and family reasons”. Ms Leroux was elected in 2015 for a two year term following the retirement of the UK’s Dame Pauline […]

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ICA A-P: Talk on Co-op potential organized

On the day IFFCO had its AGM at NCUI’s headquarters, ICA A-P also had an interesting session at its office in New Delhi. The well- known agricultural expert Dr Gopi Ghosh delivered the first talk on the occasion titled “Cooperatives in India and their potential in 21st Century”. Formerly an Assistant FAO representative Dr Ghose […]

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Boosting Co-ops: Vietnam PM seeks ICA help

Addressing the 10th Asia-Pacific Co-operative Ministers’ Conference in Hanoi the Vietnamese Prime Minister Mr Nguyen Xuan Phuc said the govt of Vietnam is committed to usher in cooperative revolution in the country. Government have paid special to co-operative development, considering it as an important model for national development as around 70% of the country’s population […]

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Structural reforms needed in ICA A-P: Vietnam Vice-Prez

Addressing the 10th Asia-Pacific Co-operative Ministers’ Conference in Hanoi the Vietnamese Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh said the alliance should forge ahead with regional integration and trade and investment collaboration for the sake of all the people of the region. Ministers’ Conference is being hosted by the ICA-AP, together with the Vietnam Cooperative Alliance […]

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Co-op Ministers’ Conference begins in Hanoi

The 10th Asia-Pacific Co-operative Ministers’ Conference (APCMC) is being hosted by the ICA-AP, together with the Vietnam Cooperative Alliance (VCA), and the Government of Vietnam from April 18-21, 2017 in Hanoi. Nearly 200 international delegates from 21 countries and territories are expected to participate in it. “Visioning Ahead to 2030 is promoting stronger partnerships between […]

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ICA A-P: Chandra Pal re-elected as Vice-President

Indian cooperators were on cloud nine once the announcement of Chandra Pal Singh Yadav’s re-election as Vice -President was made by the election officer Charles Gould Friday at Ashoka Hotel in Delhi during the 12th Regional Assembly of ICA Asia-Pacific. Chandra Pal bagged 149 out of total 190 votes cast. The euphoria was so intense […]

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ICA A-P Regional Assembly kicks off to a grand start

A grand inauguration of the 12th Regional Assembly of ICA-Asia-Pacific and the 9th Asia Pacific Cooperative Forum took place Thursday with two Union Ministers and cooperators of 28 nations in attendance. The who’s who of Indian cooperatives from Chandra Pal Singh Yadav to IFFCO MD Dr US Awasthi, from Aditya Yadav to Sunil Singh, from […]

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Regional Women’s Forum meet a great hit

NCDC Managing Director Mrs Vasudha Mishra ably fielded questions from women cooperators who have turned in large number to attend the Regional Assembly of ICA Asia-Pacific at the Hotel Ashoka in Delhi Wednesday. The occasion was the 9th Regional Women’s Forum. Participating in the programme titled “Women in Cooperatives” Mrs Mishra expounded at length the […]

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ICA A-P: Committee meetings mark Day 2

On the occasion of the 9th Asia Pacific Cooperative Forum and the 12th Regional Assembly of ICA-AP, seminars and workshops and meeting of various Committees were held on the theme “Role of Cooperatives in Sustainable Development and Growth” Wednesday in Ashoka Hotel, Delhi. These seminars was attended by delegates from India, China, Japan, South Korea, […]

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India boasts a robust co-op movement: ICA A-P Prez

Cooperative leaders of Asia and Pacific representing countries like China, Japan and South Korea met for most of Tuesday at Delhi’s upscale Ashoka Hotel to talk about how to strengthen the cooperative movement in the region. If one happens to walk through the lobby of the Hotel Ashoka every other man that one would meet […]

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ICA A-P: Coordination Committee meets for last time

The Coordination Committee formed to oversee the preparations for ICA-AP Regional Assembly met last Friday at NCUI’s headquarters to stitch the final loopholes for the upcoming event scheduled in November roughly after a fortnight. The meeting was presided over by NCUI President Chandra Pal Singh Yadav and Balu Aiyer, the Regional Director of ICA A-P […]

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Why is ULCC a cut above the rest!

By Balu Iyer It’s 8:00 pm when we arrive at the headquarters of the Uralungal Labor Contract Cooperative Society (ULCCS) in Vatakara, Kerala. A crowd had gathered to receive and take us into the office which was abuzz with activity. While seated, I apologized for the delay and told the board members and staff gathered, […]

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