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ICA-EU Program Managers at ICA HQ in Brussels, Belgium


Following their meeting in November during the ICA General Assembly, the three program managers representing Asia-Pacific, Americas and Africa met together with the International Development Director of the ICA, at the ICA HQ in Brussels on January 25 and 26, 2018. The meeting was organized to reflect on the report of external auditors who undertook the Result Oriented Monitoring (ROM) of the project implementation of all regional offices in December and to explore possibilities of joint activities and harmonized implementation of work streams.


The project that was signed in March 2016 with the European Union is programmed until August 2020 and aims to strengthen the International Co-operative Alliance and its members with works focused on research, capacity building, networking, while positioning co-operatives as an important stakeholder in the international development process. The project will pilot its initiatives on Mapping co-operatives actors and Legal Framework Analysis, shortly, and will witness the Asia Pacific Co-operative Development Conference and Meeting in Colombo as immediate activities.  The Asia Pacific Unit of the project would like to extend its deepest gratitude to its partners - the National Cooperative Union of India (NCUI), Nepal Agricultural Coop Central Federation (NACCF), National Association of Mongolian Agricultural Coops (NAMAC), National Confederation of Coops Inc. (NATCCO), Sri Lanka Consumer Cooperative Societies Federation (COOPFED), Malaysian National Cooperative Movement (ANGKASA) and Economic & Social Development Center of Palestine (ESDC) for having  given their time to the ROM auditor to help them monitor and review the progress of the partnership. Year 3 of the partnership will begin from March 1, 2018.