Young Development Professionals’ Meet (YDPM) and Coopathon 2.0


Greetings from International Co-operative Alliance-Asia and Pacific (ICA-AP)!

You’re cordially invited to participate in the Young Development Professionals’ Meet (YDPM) and Coopathon 2.0 organised by ICA-AP & the ICA-EU Partnership on Co-operatives in Development: People-centred Businesses in Action.

Coopathon 2.0 is an initiative to harness the innovative skills, business acumen and problem-solving abilities of young technologists to address some of the pressing problems that co-operatives face in addressing the needs of their members and community.  The First edition of Coopathon in April 2018 saw over 100 young technology enthusiasts from across the southern Indian states compete at the country’s premier management institute – Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode.

The idea for YDPM stems from the belief that both Co-operatives and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have sustainable development in their fabric and can learn from each other and strengthen efforts to achieve the mandates under Agenda 2030, especially on youth related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets. The overarching goal is to bring together young professionals and orient them on the cooperative enterprise model and create space to work together.

The event will also feature co-operative leaders, representatives from CSOs and startup founders.

Please click here to read the concept note and agenda. The document also contains links for the participation forms for Coopathon 2.0 & YDPM.

For any further queries on YDPM please contact Ms. Anam Mittra

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