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10th Asia Pacific Co-operative Ministers’ Conference

 

“Visioning Ahead to 2030: Promoting Stronger Partnerships between Government and Co-operative Stakeholders in realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”

 

April 18 to 21, 2017

Hotel Melia, Hanoi, Vietnam

 

 

April 18, 2017

INAUGURATION OF THE CONFERENCE

 

Welcome Address - Hon. Madam Dang Thai Ngoc Thinh, Honorable Vice President, Socialist Republic of Vietnam

 

Inaugural Address- Mr. Li Chuncheng, President, International Co-operative Alliance- Asia and Pacific

 

Welcome Message (via Video)- Ms. Monique Leroux, President, International Co-operative Alliance 

 

Appreciation - Mr. Vo kim Cu, President, Vietnam Cooperative Alliance

 

KEYNOTE SPEECH

 

Dr.Martin Lowery , ICA Global Board member; Executive Vice President, Member and Association Relationship, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), USA

 

Mr. Phan Duc Hieu, Director, Central Economic Research and Management Institute, Vietnam. 

 

Introduction of the conference by  Mr. Balu Iyer, Regional Director, ICA-AP

 

SESSION 1- ROADMAP TO 2030 IMPLEMENTATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGs)

Session Chair- Dr. Martin Lowery, ICA Global Board member; Executive Vice President, Member and Association Relationship, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), USA

 

Presentation of ICA Strategic Plan to achieve the ICA Blueprint for a Cooperative Decade – 2020 by Mr. Charles Gould, Director General, ICA

 

European Union Engagement with Civil Society Organizations active in the implementation of SDGs with emphasis on Consensus on Development by Mr.Burno Angelet – Ambassador, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Vietnam.

 

Presentation of findings of draft Study on Strengthening Multi-Stakeholders’ Partnership of Co-operatives in Asia–Pacific by Drs. Robby Tulus, Former Regional Director, ICA-AP.

 

SESSION 2- ROLE OF CO-OPERATIVES AS PRODUCERS AND CONSUMERS IN ENSURING FOOD SOVEREIGNTY

Session Chair- Mr. Charles Gould, Director General, ICA

        

Prespective from FAO by Ms. Clara Mi Young Park, Gender Rural and Social Development Officer, Regional Focal Point Rural Poverty Reduction and Family Farming, FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.

 

Statement  by H.E. Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, Minister for Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives, Bangladesh.

 

Presentation by Mr. Khin Maung Aye, Chairman, Central Cooperative Society (CCS), Myanmar – representing Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Myanmar. 

 

Presentation by Ms. Esther Penunia, Secretary General, Asian Farmer’s Association for Sustainable Rural Development.

 

Presentation by Mr. Shigeshi Onishi, Executive Director, Central Union of Agricultural Cooperatives (JA-ZENCHU), Japan

 

APRIL 19, 2017

SESSION 3- PAPPROCHES IN AREAS OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, GREEN ECONOMY AND CARE FOR THE AGED WITH EMPHASIS ON WOMEN AND YOUTH

 

Statement by Mr. Toru Yamamoto, Head, Office of Consumers' Cooperative Societies, Community Welfare and Services Division, Social Welfare and War Victims' Relief Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan.

 

Statement by H.E. Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister of Agriculture and Forests, Bhutan. Speech

 

Statement by H.E. Joe Natuman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade, Tourism, Commerce and Business, Vanuatu.

 

Report of the ICA-AP Data Study by Dr. Nandini Azad, Chairperson, Indian Cooperative Network for Women (ICNW), India.

 

Presentation by Mr. Kwek Kok Kwong, Chairman, Singapore National Cooperative Federation (SNCF), Singapore.

 

Presentation by Ms. Om Devi Malla, Vice Chair, National Cooperative Federation of Nepal (NCF), Nepal. Speech

 

Presentation by Mr. Tarun Bhargava, Deputy General Manager (CR), Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative (IFFCO), India.

 

Presentation  by Mr. Maizan Ahmed Manik, Chairman, Maldives Fishermen’s Association (MFA), Maldives.

 

Declaration by Youth Committee (Dr. Sukesh Zamwar , Chair)

 

SESSION 4- PPUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP GOVERNMENT AND CO-OPERATIVES AS STAKEHOLDERS IN INNOVATING NEW APPROACHES

 

Prespective by International Agency – Mr. Magnus Persson, Regional Director, WeEffect, Hanoi, Vietnam

 

Statement by H.E. Dr. Syed Kalantari Hemmat Abadi, Minister of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare, Islamic Republic of Iran.

 

Statement by H.E. Abdul Rishad Badiutheen, Minister of Industry and Commerce, Sri Lanka.

 

Statement by Mr. Osamu Hashiramoto, Dy. Director General for International Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan.

 

Statement by Mr. Teguh Boediayana, Special Staff to the Minister, Ministry of Cooperatives and Small & Medium Enterprises, Indonesia

 

Presentation by Dr. Chandra Pal Singh Yadav, President, National Cooperative Union of India (NCUI), India.

 

Presentation  by Dato Hj Kamarudin Ismail, Vice President, Malaysian National Cooperative Movement (ANGKASA), Malaysia.

 

Presentation by Mr. Rahul M. Calayan (NATCCO), Philippines 

 

Presentation by Dr. Burhanuddin Abdullah, Senior Advisor, Indonesian Cooperative Council (DEKOPIN), Indonesia.

 

Presentation by Mr. Alireza Gharagozlou  International Business Developer, Iran Chamber Central of Cooperatives (ICC), Iran 

 

Presentation by Ms.  Xiaohong Zhang (Helen), All China Federation of Supply and Marketing Coops (ACFSMC), China.

 

APRIL 20, 2017

SESSION 5- ROLE OF CO-OPERATIVES IN TRANSITION FROM INFORMAL TO FORMAL ECONOMY: DECENT WORK AND SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC ACTIVTIES FOR UNORGANIZED WORKERS

 

Presentation by Mr. Bruno Roelants, Secretary General, CICOPA

 

Presentation by Dr. Tran Dinh Thien, Director of Economic Institute of Vietnam.

 

SESSION 6- ENABLING ENVIRONMENT:CO-OPERATIVE LEGISLATION, POLICIES AND REGULATIONS TO FACILITATE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

 

Presentation by Ms. Simel Esim, Head Cooperative Department, ILO Geneva

 

Statement by Dr. Eulogio T. Castillo, Administrator Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), Philippines.

 

Statement by H.E. Dato Henry Sum Agong, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism, Malaysia.

 

Statement by H.E. Hridayaram Thani, Minister of Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation, Nepal.

 

Statement by Dr.Vinaroj Supsongsuk, Director General, Cooperative Promotion Department (CPD), Thailand   

 

Presentation by Mr. Nguyen Dinh Long, Vice Director, Policy and Cooperative Development Department, Vietnam Cooperative Alliance (VCA), Vietnam.

 

SESSION 7- CONCLUDING SESSION

 

Closing speech by Mr. Vo Kim Cu, President, Vietnam Co-operative Alliance

Vote of thanks by Mr. Balu Iyer, Regional Director, ICA-AP

 

Event start date:
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Event end date:
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Venue: