The 2020 International Day of Cooperatives theme – Cooperatives for Climate Action – was chosen to support Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13 on Climate Action. Climate severely impacts people’s livelihoods around the world, especially the most disadvantaged groups such as small-scale farmers, women, youth, indigenous peoples and ethnic minorities, who are members of cooperatives.
Bruno Roelants, ICA director general said: “Climate change continues to affect the most vulnerable population on our planet, and we must continue to take action to change this. We seek to highlight the importance of taking climate change action, and to encourage others to also make a difference.”
The ICA invites co-ops to share their actions through hashtag #Coops4ClimateAction.
In response, the four key staff of the National Confederation of Cooperatives – Lasalette Gumban of the NATCCO Diaspora Program, Jerome Tejada of the MICOOP Group, Rose Gobb of the Knowledge Resource Center, and Diosdado Luna of the Member Relations & Networking Group – completed last July the Training of Trainers for Climate Action conducted by the Association of Asian Confederation of Credit Unions.
More on that in a future article.
QUEZON CITY – Delegates from the All China Federation of Supply and Marketing Cooperatives (ACFSMC) visited the NATCCO Network headquarters on September 18 to exchange information, learn about the Philippine cooperative sector, and explore business linkages.Read More
AKLAN – She served the National and Local Government as a dedicated, hardworking Municipal Agriculturist Extension Worker of the Municipality of Lezo for 42 years, before she retired in 2010. And Emelinda Revestir-de la Cruz has proven herself to be a humble, honest and with high integrity in championing services both in government and private capacity to serve the marginal sector – farmers/fisherfolks through cooperativism.Read More
Credit Information Corporation CEO Jaime P. Garchitorena lauded the release of the Cooperative Development Authority’s Memorandum Circular 2019-01, as: “a significant step in achieving many of the inclusive lending targets of the National Government.”Read More
WISCONSIN, USA — Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions, the social impact affiliate of the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) dedicated to financial inclusion, has launched a project to design interoperable, open-loop, low-cost, real-time payment platforms for its global network of credit unions across Asia, exploring the use of the Mojaloop open-source platform.Read More