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Agendas of Sectorial Meetings (1997)

June, 1997
(Source: ICA Review, Vol.90, No.3, 1997, pp. 83-88)
 

Preliminary Agendas for Meetings of Specialised Bodies and Special Seminars
(only the agendas received by printing deadline have been included in this Review)
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Plenary Meeting of the ICA Global HRD Committee
Geneva - 18 September, 1997
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Draft Agenda
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There will be a meeting of the plenary of the ICA Global HRD Committee in conjunction with the ICA General Assembly. The meeting will be held on Thursday 18 September at 10.30 in Salle A in the Geneva International Conference Centre (CICG) (the venue of the General Assembly.). The meeting will be open to all those involved and interest in co-operative HRD.

The following is the agenda for the meeting:

1. Welcome and approval of agenda

2. Report of activities since last plenary in Manchester.

3. Chairman's report

 - HRD Training Workshop Nov./Dec. 1996 in Israel
 - Constitution; report on Board decision
 - Planned activities 1997/98
 - International seminar

4. Reports from the Regions

5. Any other business.

Provisional Agenda
ICAO Seminar on Agricultural Inputs and General Assembly Conference
Room V International Labour Office, 4, Route des Morillons, Geneva
17 September, 1997
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14:00 Opening Remarks
 Mario Dumais, ICAO Chairman

14:15 Animal Health Products and Bio-technology: World Overview and Industry Priorities and Concerns
 Christian Verschueren, Secretary General, Conference de
 l'Industrie de la sante animal (COMISA)
 Discussion

14:50 Crop Protection Products: World Overview and Industry Priorities and Concerns
 Konstantinos P. Vlahodimos, Director General, Global Crop
 Protection Federation (GCPF)
 Discussion

15:25 Plant Nutrition: World Overview  and Industry Priorities and Concerns
 Luc Maena, Secretary General, International Fertilizer Federation
 (IFA)
 Discussion

16:00 Farmers' Perspectives on the Bio-technology Issue: Priorities and Concerns
 Davind King, Secretary General, International Federation of
 Agricultural Producers (IFAP)
 Discussion

16:35 Consumer's Concerns
 Caroline Naett, European Community of Consumer Co-operatives
 (EUROCOOP)
 Discussion.

17:15 End of Session.

19:00 Reception

20:00 Dinner
 (Restaurant Vieus Bois, Ecole Hoteliere de Geneve
 12, avenue de la Paix, Geneva)

 18 September 1997
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09:00 Seeds and Bio-technology: World Overview and Industry Priorities and Concerns
 Bernard le Buanec, Secretary General, International Seed
 Trade Federation
 Discussion

09:30 Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures: Trade and Environment; Agricultural Issues for the Next Round of Negotiations
 Frank Wolter, Director, Agricultural & Commodities Division
 World Trade Organisation (WTO)
 Discussion.

10:10 The Experiences of African Co-operatives with Agricultural
 Inputs
 Speaker: to be confirmed
 Discussion.

10:40 The Experience of CEBECO (The Netherlands)
 Nico M. Knottnerus, Vice President, International Affairs,
 CEBECO, Handelsrad
 Discussion

11:15 The Experience of the Indian Farmers' Fertilizer Co-operative (IFFCO)
 U.S. Awasthi, Managing Director, IFFCO
 Discussion.

12:00 Break

14:00 The Experience of the National Agricultural Co-operative Federation (NACF), Korea
 Shil-Kwan Lee, General Manager, NACF.

14:35 The Experience of Americas Region Co-operatives with Agricultural Inputs
 Speaker: to be confirmed
 Discussion.

15:10 General Discussion and Conclusion of Seminar

16:15 ICAO General Assembly

17:00 End of Meeting

Overcoming Geographical Barriers through Electronic Networking and Distance Learning Seminar Organized by the ICA Global HRD and Communication Committees with the support of the ILO COOPNET Programme
Geneva, 17 September, 1997
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Draft Programme
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Morning Session - Electronic Networking and the Internet:

1. Welcome by Y. Paz, Chairman, ICA Global HRD Committee.

2. Introductory remarks by M. Levin, Coordinator, ILO COOPNET
 Programme.

3. Human Resource Development through Networking by G. Ulrich,
 Deputy Chairperson, ICA Global HRD Committee.

4. Utilization of Electronic Information Technology in Co-operative
 Education and Training:
 * Introducing the Internet by M. Treacy, ICA Director of
  Communications.
 * The Internet - A Communications Tool for the 21st Century
  by A.B. Luscombe, Member of the ICACC Executive.
 * Networking Electronically by B. Henderson, Director of
  Communications, Centre for Co-operatives, University of
  Saskatchewan.
 * Narrowing the Information Gap: Internet Development and
  its Potential for African Nations by M. Wambui, Econews,
  Africa.
 * Questions and Answers Session
 * Summation by M. Levin.
 

Afternoon Session - Distance Learning:

1. Co-operative Human Resource Development through Distance
 Learning:
 * Distance Learning: Problems and Perspectives, P. Davis,
  Director, Unit for Membership-based Organizations, The
  Management Centre, University of Leicester, U.K.
 * Distance Learning: The Tanzania Experience by S. Chambo,
  Principal, Co-operative College, Tanzania.
 * Questions and Answers Session
 * Summation by J-E. Imbsen, ICA Deputy Director for
  Development.
 * Closing remarks by Yehudah Paz

(for further information contact: J-E Imbsen, Secretary of the HRD
Committee, Geneva, Fad: +41-22-798 4122;
E-mail: development@coop.org
 
 

Working Group on Trade and Communications Technology
Geneva, 16 September, 1997
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Draft Agenda
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Note to participants: This will be the organizing meeting of the Working Group and the purpose will be an exchange of views among participants and clarification of current status of represented organizations in technological innovation in trade and communications. It is the aim of the organisers that the meeting be simultaneously available on-line in moderated chat, or at least with minimal delay by listserv. Participants who cannot attend in person are asked to communicate with Mary Treacy or Byron Henderson by e-mail to arrange on-line facilities.

1. Introductions of the founding members (electronic and personal)

2. Background to Trade and Communications Technology and the Working Group's Role:
 - International efforts toward "Open Trade On-Line"
 - Standardization bodies working on information handling.
 - Co-operative access to international activities.

3. Status Reports on Trade and Communications Technology in Co-operatives (an open discussion)

4. Activities of the Working Group in the coming quarter (an open discussion)
 - Creation of on-line Working Group facilities: conferencing, private chat, threaded discussions.
 - Software distribution to co-operative organizations.
 - Preparation of working papers.

5. Next meeting and discussion of agenda.
 

International Co-operative Fisheries Organisation (ICFO)
Provisional Agenda of Executive Meeting
Geneva, 17 September, 1997, 10:00
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Procedural Matters:

1. Approval of the provisional agenda of Executive members Meeting
2. Approval of provisional agenda of Plenary Meeting.
3. Approval of the Minutes of the Executive Members' Meeting held on 11 June, 1996, in Malaysia

Report:

1. Report on activities of Fisheries Committee in FY 1996.
2. Report on Fisheries Committee's accounting for FY 1996 and the auditing thereof.
3. Implementation of the activity plan of Fisheries Committee in FY 1996

Discussion for Decision:

1. Annual activity plan and budget of Fisheries Committee for 1998.

Other Matters:

1. Change of Secretariat Staff of ICA Fisheries Committee.
2. Date and venue of next meeting.

Provisional Agenda of Plenary Meeting
Geneva, 17 September, 1997, 14:00
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Procedural Matters:

1. Approval of the provisional agenda of Plenary Meeting.
2. Approval of the Minutes of the Plenary Meeting held on 11 June 1996, in Malaysia.

Report:

1. Report on activities of Fisheries Committee in FY 1996.
2. Report on Fisheries Committee's accounting for FY 1996 and the auditing thereof.
3. Implementation of the activity plan of Fisheries Committee in FY 1996/
4. Report on the activities of member organisations of Fisheries Committee in FY 1996-97 and plan for 1997-98.
5. Report on activities of Committee for Fisheries for Asia & the Pacific in 1996, including progress report of FY 1997 and plan for FY 1998.
6. Report on activities of international organisations and/or agencies related to fishing industry and co-operatives in FY 1996 and programmes in FY 1997-1998.

Discussions for Decision:

1. Annual activity plan and budget of Fisheries Committee for 1998.

Other Matters:

1. Change of Secretariat Staff of ICA Fisheries Committee
2. Date and venue of next meeting.