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Businesses for Development: Perspectives from the Cooperative World

28 January 2015 3:00 pm
28 January 2015 5:30 pm

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During the event, the new online development platform will be presented to the audience and there will be an open exchange with invited stakeholders about the role of cooperatives in development and their specific contribution to it.

Draft programme:

Moderator: Bruce Byiers, European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

15.00: Opening by MEP Linda McAvan, Chair of the EP DEVE Committee.

15.15: Presentation and official launch of the CEDP Platform, and demonstration of the Online Platform – Klaus Niederländer, Director of Cooperatives Europe.

15.30: Presentations:

– Cooperative programme from Africa in the agricultural sector.

– Cooperative programme from Asia in the financing sector.

– Cooperative programme from South America in the consumer sector.

16.15: Debate and Q&A session – Exchanges on cooperative development approach, which will build on the experience of the porjects from the presentations and development policies.

17.15: Wrapping up and conclusions – Todor Ivanov, Secretary General of Euro Coop.

17.30: Cocktail & Networking


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