Courtesy from Quebec 2016 Summit of Cooperatives:
The International Summit of Cooperatives is the world's leading event for business development in the cooperative and mutual community. It offers managers, decision-makers and leaders of cooperative and mutual enterprises of all size and in all sectors, as well as anyone in the world of business, a unique venue for reflection, discussion, cooperation and training on major trends, as well as on current and future economic and financial issues. By demonstrating that cooperatives are one answer to the major socioeconomic issues of our times, the Summit aims to promote and foster the development of cooperative enterprises in all countries. The event attracts more than 3,000 participants from 93 countries.
The International Summit of Cooperatives is a non-profit organization headquartered in Montreal, Canada.
The Philippines though One Resource Lab Software Technologies won 3rd Place in the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) Challenge. The case study entitled: AGRI Commodity Bulletin was submitted by Al-Van Basco and Carlo Cachola and won 3rd Place in Track A: Policy Solution. The brief description of the study - Developing SMS tool to enable access to market information for farmers whilst supporting government to improve access to open data.
One Resource Lab, the first Philippine country member to GODAN will be attending the 2016 GODAN Summit on September 14-15, 2016 in New York.
Find below the video link for the challenge winners:
Meet the finalists of the GODAN Open Data Challenge!
For more information, please visit summit.godan.info
Courtesy from ICA website:
250 Million people worldwide earn their living as members or employees of a
Presented for the first time at the International Summit of Cooperatives on 7 October, with the presence of ILO Deputy Director General Sandra Polaski, and available now in an electronic version, the study “Cooperatives and Employment: a global report” carried out by CICOPA, the International organization of industrial and service cooperatives, discusses the significance of cooperative employment in the global landscape, both quantitatively and qualitatively. By piecing up together incomplete statistics, CICOPA has been able to find out that cooperative employment directly concerns 250 million people in the world, without mentioning indirect and induced employment. In the G20, cooperative employment makes up almost 12 % of the total employed population.
Courtesy from Joven "Jovy" J. Jader, Senior Partner at Prosults Consulting LLP
[First Published in BusinessWorld - August 9, 2016]
Supply Chain Management has gained much prominence as a means for firms to deal with intense competition across all industry segments and relate with more value-conscious customers.
In nations where growth has remained flat or turned into negative territory, Supply Chain Management has enabled executives to streamline operations and serve customers with greater responsiveness and efficiency.
In Southeast Asia where economic growth is relatively better than the worldwide average, business leaders place much focus in improving their supply chain structures, systems and organizations. Small, medium, and large firms in Asia have been particularly successful in procurement, manufacturing, and logistics versus their counterparts in other parts of the globe.