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10 ICA Asia and Pacific Co-operative Forum

"Co-operative Help Economies become more Resilient and Sustainable"

28 November 2018

IRIB International Conference Cnetre,Tehran, Iran


09:30-10:50: Joint opening and keynote - "Co-operatives help economies become more resilient and sustainable" 


Welcome Address


Mr. Bahman Abdollahi, President ICC, Iran

Mr. Li Chunsheng, President, ICA-AP


Keynote address

Dr. Mohammad Shariatmadari, Minister of Co-operatives, Labor and Social Welfare, Government of Iran


Opening Address

Dr. Ali Larijani, Hon. Speaker of the Parliament of Iran



Mr. Ariel Guarco, President ICA ( Video message)



Mr. Balasubramanian Iyer, Regional Director, ICA-AP


11:15-13:00: Session 1: Cooperatives contribution in helping economies become more resilient and sustainable 


Chair and Moderator: Dr. B. Sifa Chiyoge, Regional Director, ICA-Africa

Showcase achievements in creating awareness, reflect on progress, gaps, challenges and way forward


Dr. H. Shirzad, CEO of CORC, Iran

Mr. Nasir Khan Yahaya, Group CEO, ANGKASA, Malaysia

Mr. K.P. Badal, Chairperson, NCF, Nepal

Mr. Hiromi Katsumata, Senior Managing Director, JCA, Japan

Mr. Van Thinh Nguyen, Vice President, VCA, Vietnam

Mr. Ahyoung, Chairperson iCoop, Korea


14:00-15:15- Session 2: Creating an 'Ecosystem' for Co-operatives

Chair and Moderator: Datuk Mohamad Ali Hasan, Vice President of ANGKASA


Speakers from line ministries and co-operatives will speak on creating an enabling environment. Look at issue relating to cooperative education, partnership with stakeholders and collaboration among cooperatives


Dr. Yadollah Keshavarz, CEO, CURACI, Iran

Eng. Awni Shedaifat, General Manager, Jordan Cooperative Council, Jordan

Dr. Sukesh Zamwar Chief Managing Director,Buldana Urban Cooperative Credit Society (BUCCS)

Mr. Naseer Suleima Lebbe, Commissioner and Registrar of Co-operatives, Govt. of Sri Lanka


5:15-16:30: Session 3: Innovation for inclusive growth and sustainability 

Chair and Moderator: Mr. Martin F. Lasaga III, Board of Director, NATTCO, Philippines


Experts from international agencies and co-operatives will discuss on innovation in the field of agriculture, world of work and ownership, enabling environmrnt etc


Mr. Saeid Ferdowsi, National Consultant, FAO Iran

Video message from ILO, Geneva

Mr. Mohsen Soleymani, Roozbahani, program Analyst, UNDP Iran

Mr. Mieczyslaw Grodzki, President, National Cooperative Council, Poland

Dr. Farhad Dezh Pasand, Minister of Economy, Iran


16:30-17:30: Closing Session

Presentation of Report and Resolution of the Forum and Closing Speeches


Savitri Singh, Program Director,ICA-AP

Mr. Balasubramanian Iyer, Regional Director, ICA-AP

Mr. Li Chunsheng, President ICAAP


Event start date:
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Event end date:
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Venue: Tehran, Iran