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      The ‘ASEAN Co-operative Development Meeting’(CDM) is being organized by ICA-EU Partnership on Co-operatives in Development: People Centered Businesses in Action (#Coops4Dev), along with the co-operative movement in the Philippines represented through the Philippines Co-operative Center (PCC) from September 6-7, 2017 at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Manila, The Philippines. The meeting is organized to build strategic partnerships on development in the sub region represented by ASEAN member states.    This meeting in Manila is a platform for co-operative development actors  to coordinate, enhance and broaden their work towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The focus areas for the meeting are Agriculture, Financial Inclusion and Partnerships. In particular, the emphasis will be on three of the seventeen global goals – (1) No poverty; (2) Zero Hunger and (3) Partnerships.    The meeting will be attended by representatives of Alliance members in the ASEAN, governments, and local & international development agencies with the objectives to:   - trigger potential synergies in development cooperation & build partnerships  - Strengthen regional cooperation and develop a co-operative development platform, and  - tackle priorities, policies and specificities affecting co-operatives.    The meeting approach is four pronged : Inform – Engage – Build – Commit  
Event start date:
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Event end date:
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Venue: Philippines