Members' Meetings - HRD Committee (1997)

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February, 1997
(Source: ICA in Asia and the Pacific -Annual Report 1996)

	Members' Meeting - 9th Meeting of the ICA Committee on Human 
	 	Resource Development for Asia and the Pacific	
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The 9th Meeting of the ICA Committee on Human Resource 
Development for Asia and the Pacific was held on 12th June at
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The meeting hosted by ANGKASA Malaysia was preceded 
by a Workshop on Co-operative Management Development. 
Dr. Peter Davis from Leicester University, United Kingdom, 
was the main guest speaker. He dealt with the new Co-operative 
Identity in application to co-operative management approaches. 
His speech was followed by the comments from Mr. K.K.Taimni, 
the Regional Coordinator, ILO/CO-OPNET Project.

The Workshop provided a  useful learning experience for the 
committee members. The desire was to continue with the activity 
during future formal meetings of the Committee. 

28 delegates from 11 countries participated at the meeting. 
Mr. Graham Melmoth, the President, ICA, too participated at 
the meeting and made a speech outlining the tasks ahead of the 
specialised committees and the ICA in general to realise sustainability
and gender equality of co-operative movements.

One of the most important decisions made at the meeting was to adopt 
a new constitution for the Committee. The subject of research has been
incorporated into the constitution as it has been felt that the 
organization of a separate committee for research would not be 
cost effective. 

Another development during the meeting was the presentation 
made by Mr. Kuriki on behalf of the Federation of University Co-
operative Associations in Japan on the subject of strengthening 
HRD activities in the youth sector. He shared the experiences of 
the NFUCA and emphasised the need to have more closer colla-
boration with the HRD Project activities of the ICA ROAP. The 
members welcomed the proposal and after discussions, it was 
decided to see the possibility of organizing joint activities in the 
future. 

There were presentations of progress reports on the Gender and 
HRD activities of the Regional office. The members shared their
experiences in the HRD activities conducted by their countries 
during the year.