Asia Pacific Co-operative Youth Summit 2.0
ICA Asia and Pacific (ICA-AP) and its members in the Philippines, are proud to announce the second edition of the Asia Pacific Co-operative Youth Summit (#CoopYouthSummit) from August 18-21, 2018 in Cebu, the Philippines. The theme of the Second Summit is, 'Creative Skills, Co-operative Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development.' The Summit has been envisioned to be a combination of engaging talks delivered by Youth Leaders from the Asia Pacific and Global co-operative movement, the Co-operative/Coop Pitch, and the Outdoor and Experiential Learning Activities planned to strengthen the spirit of solidarity midst the youth gathered there. For more information please click here.
Auguest 18, 201809:00 AM – 05:00 PM
The Summit has been envisioned to be a combination of engaging talks delivered by Youth Leaders from the Asia Pacific and Global co-operative movement, the Co-operative/Coop Pitch, and the Outdoor and Experiential Learning Activities planned to strengthen the spirit of solidarity midst the youth gathered there.
Theme: 'Creative Skills, Co-operative Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development'
Dates: August 18-21, 2018
Location: Cebu, The Philippines
Organized by- Co-operatives in the Philippines, the International Co-operative Alliance Asia and Pacific (ICA-AP) and the ICA-EU Partnership on Co-operatives in Development: People Centred Businesses in Action (#coops4dev)
********************** NO REGISTRATION FEE!*******************
ICA-AP reserves the right to approve the registration for participation at the Summit.
Opening Ceremonies Morning Honours (Anthem, Pledge, Sponsors & Greetings)
An array of amazing food choices from different stalls.
Community Immersion in Amazing Race Format
onwards- Reception Dinner | CYP night (Coop Youth Planet)
Agenda setting for the Summit- ICA-AP representative
Creative Skills as Precursors to Youth Entrepreneurship
Co-operative Difference in Entrepreneurship
LUNCH & Cooptivate (Cooperatives + Motivate)- a short inspiring speech by youth co-operators & leaders! Mr. Wan Mohd Hasif Wan Muhamat Ali
Coop Pitch Finale
DINNER & LAMAC Ritual
onwards- DINNER & PRIZE DISTRIBUTION FOR COOP PITCH
Placing Youth at the Centre of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Country Presentations by Delegates
Cooptivate- a short inspiring speech by youth co-operators!
Group work on Placing Youth at the Centre of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Charting Future Steps
Presentation of the Synthesis of the Summit Proceedings
Asia Pacific Co-operative Youth Summit 2.0
The Philippines, Moderator and Head of the Business Development Centre of Lamac Multipurpose Cooperative, Cebu
Milinda is a high-profile, award-winning and experienced youth leader, public servant, leadership trainer, Creative strategist and international youth rights advocate with over a decade of grassroots experience. He has worked and travelled in over 30 countries, five continents and engaged with numerous governments, businesses and NGOs.
Mr. Iyer joined as Regional Director for Asia-Pacific in April, 2014. He has over 25 years’ experience managing international development operations and overseeing multiple country offices including experience building new offices from the ground up. Mr. Iyer worked in India in co-operative development before moving abroad to work on Asian regional concerns for overseas agencies.
Mr. Thakur is the current Chairperson of the ICA-AP Committee on Youth Cooperation. He has been working in co-operatives since 2007 with the Karachi Co-operative Housing Society Union Ltd. He has participated in International Conferences on various topics related to Co- operatives as a youth representative of Pakistan in ICA.
Mr. Lariche is the Board Member, Asia, for Aflatoun International. He is the Founder/Chief Community Strategist of Lariche Community, a CSR advisory and community development consultancy company. He was Project Adviser for the UNDP in HIV, focusing on leadership and capacity identification and development. He is a global trainer and monitoring and evaluation specialist.
Growing up in difficult circumstances, Raquel’s memories of her grandmother making chocolate tablea (pure chocolate) and her stories about the legend of Maria Cacao greatly influenced Raquel Choa’s later life. Unable to complete her education, she earned a meagre living, married at 16, and subsequently had eight children to care for. Despite the difficulties, she re-discovered her passion for chocolate and was able to overcome many obstacles. She became a successful entrepreneur and known as the Chocolate Queen of Cebu.
Ms. Shahesmaili is a member of the Barg-e-No Research and Training cooperative and Rah-e-Roshd Cooperative Educational and Cultural Complex (RCEC) in Iran. Barg-e- No has made in line with empowerment of women in deprived areas of the country through training them in handicraft and helping with marketing their products. It also aims at developing educational networks in deprived areas.
Mr. Senthil is a former civil servant vested in the local youth and social services sector,and, has been actively involved with the National Youth Council, SSEAYP International Singapore & youth networks. He was nominated for two youth awards in 2013 & 2014. He currently works as the Team Lead, NTUC, Service, Campus & Youth, Singapore National Co-operative Federation.
Ms. Ojall has been involved in educating Credit Unions / SACCOs on building capacity of their members on issues that affect smooth running of SACCOs and particularly the youth across Africa. Being the Alliance Africa Youth Network President, the opportunity has opened a way for the youth in co-operatives to be heard and understood by the entire movement, it has also enhanced youth participation in co-operative activities nationally and regionally.
Ms. Limocon is the Head of the Business Development Centre of Lamac Multipurpose Cooperative, Cebu. She is the recipient of the prestigious Joe Biden Award for Development Educator of the year 2017. In 2016, her team won the first prize in COOP PITCH during the first Asia Pacific Co-operative Youth Summit held in Bali, Indonesia.
Ms. Ly is one of the co-founders of the model “Sinh Duoc Ecosystem”. Born in a rural area,she can understand the farmers’ needs, desire when taking part in production, and developing a Cooperative. In addition, she has gained practical experience from her participation in events for the youth in her university and her village, & knows how to maintain a healthy interaction between local people and tourists.
Ms. Saigal is a former journalist turned agriculture professional who has organised trainings in bee-keeping for rural women in India, through her socially sustainable start-up BeePositive++ which she set-up in 2016. BeePositive++ was handpicked by India’s premiere Institute-The Indian Institute of Technology(IIT)-Delhi for an exclusive mentorship program. It was given a grant and awarded by the Government of India.
Mr. Dorji is the Chairperson of the Shamo Zhimpo Production Youth Cooperative which is a registered group under the Cooperative Act of Bhutan. The main objectives of the Cooperative are to substitute imports of mushrooms in Bhutan, to generate youth employment opportunities and to enhance sustainability and food sufficiency. Mr. Dorji has received specialized training in the cultivation of mushrooms and hopes to expand the membership pf his cooperative to include more youth and provide them with gainful employment, and contribute to sustainable agriculture
Mr. Rajandran is the Chief Executive Officer at Koperasi Coop2u Berhad. He has vast experience in Cooperatives, Digital commerce, Online, Field, Inside Sales, IT Solution Integrator, FB, Marketing, Call Centre, Business Development
Mr. Sim founded an education cooperative for young students called ACADEMICOOP. The Co-operative's members are teachers and they focus on making the learning community as a voluntary association of free individuals.
Mr. Kumar is currently the Program Manager for the ICA-EU Partnership at ICA-AP. He also serves as secretary for the Committee on Youth Cooperation and the Committee on University/Campus Co-operatives. Santosh has co-authored the ICA-AP study on By laws of Primary Co-operatives in Asia and Pacific along with Mr. Rangan Dutta I.A.S (Retd.) in 2013 and supported the 4th Critical Study on Co-operative Legislations and Policy Reforms in 2012.
Mr. Villarin is a technology entrepreneur, founding member and chairperson of RedRoot Artists Cooperative. His recent project on Pag-IBIG Fund Video has won the "Award of Excellence" in the 16th Philippine Quill Awards. He was also given an award by the Local Government of Quezon City in recognition of his contribution to the community as the cooperative chairperson.
Ms. Gumban is the Unit Head of the Children and Youth Program of NATCCO and concurrently the Program Officer of the NATCCO Diaspora Program. She has 11 years of experience in managing the Children and Youth Program of the network. She is responsible for the overall implementation of the children and youth program of NATCCO, particularly its flagship program, the Aflatoun Child Social and Financial Education, in partnership with DoE.
He is the National Chairperson of PAKISAMA or National Confederation of Family Farmer's Organisations, which is the national movement of farmers, indigenous people, women & youth in the Philippines. He has been part of a 20-year successful struggle to reclaim their land.