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What Difference Do Cooperatives Make?

International Evidence Summit 2021

International Evidence

Summit 2021

May, 26th 2021

9:00am – 11:00am (ET)

 #ICRGSUMMIT | #WDDCM

Overview

In a world characterized by inequality, cooperatives are facilitating social mobility and making a measurable difference in improving the economic and related circumstances of people on an international scale. This cooperative approach to international development should be embraced and supported in practice as it is in evidence.

The WDDCM Global Summit will present data-based evidence and outcomes of four country studies conducted by the ICRG over the last few years to answer one question: What Difference do Cooperatives Make? Hear the perspectives of senior leaders from the US and internationally, including USAID and the ICA. 

Learn about the local context in which these systems thrive, with a panel of thought leaders from the four countries where the research occurred. 

may 26th, 2021

Speakers

Notable Pre-Recorded Messages From

  • Outgoing Chairman Orlando R. Ravanera, Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) Philippines
  • Incoming Chairman Joseph B. Encabo, Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) Philippines
  • Mr. Ali Noor Ismail, Principal Secretary, State Department for Co-operatives, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Co-operatives
  • Prof. Zofia Chyra-Rolicz, University of Siedlce, Poland
  • Dr. Richard Webb, Director, Institute of Peru, Peru

Country Studies

AGENDA

MAY 26th, 2021

The times below are Eastern Time (EDT) – New York

Welcome and Introduction to the Global Evidence Summit

Wangeci Gitata-Kiriga, Moderator

Keynote Speaker
Karl FickenscherDeputy Assistant Administrator (Acting)

Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI) USAID

Message from International Cooperative Alliance

Bruno Roelants | Director General

International Cooperative Alliance 

What Difference Do Cooperatives Make?

Summary and Synthesis of Research and Evidence: The Cooperative Difference in Kenya, Peru, Philippines, and Poland

Dr. Judith Hermanson | Director
International Cooperative Research Group, OCDC
Hearing from Cooperative Members
Real Difference for Real People

Cooperative Member Portraits: Video | The “Human Face” of the data.

“Transformation, Dignity, Hope for the Future”

Panel Discussion | Data-informed Policy – Making the Difference with Data

Moderator | Wangeci Gitata-Kiriga

Panelists:
  • Prof. Isaac Nyamongo, Professor and Deputy Vice Chancellor, Cooperative University of Kenya
  • Ms. Maritza Canales, Cooperative Leader, Peru
  • Prof. Piotr Nowak, Professor, Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • Sir Ray Elevazo, Exec. Dir., Cooperative Development Authority, Philippines
Evidence Summit Closing | Looking to the Future

Policy Perspectives

  • Honorable Mr. Ali Noor Ismail, Principal Secretary, State Department for Co-operatives, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Co-operatives (invited)
  • Honorable Joseph B. Encabo, Incoming Chairman Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) Philippines (invited)
  • Honorable Orlando R. Ravanera, Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) Philippines Outgoing Chairman
  • Dr. Richard Webb, Director, Instituto del Perú USMP, Peru
  • Prof. Zofia Chyra-Rolicz, Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities, Poland
Where Does the Evidence Take Us?
Jeffrey Moxom | Research Coordinator

International Cooperative Alliance (ICA)

Appreciation and Closing
Paul Hazen | OCDC Executive Director
WDDCM

International Evidence

Summit 2021

May, 26th 2021

9:00am – 11:00am (ET)

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