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Travels with the President

Traveling for four days through three countries (Japan, Korea and China) with the second International Cooperative Alliance (Alliance) woman President Monique Leroux was one exhilarating experience. The perks of traveling with the President is that you experience not only the … Continue reading

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HIP Cooperative Members in Japan

The Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, dedicated to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken, located in a 200-acre park with 100,000 trees is a serene, austere, and calming place in the midst of bustling Tokyo city. At the main hall, one can … Continue reading

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New Zealand Co-operatives: Showing the Way Ahead

Coming from New Delhi, Auckland was breath of fresh air. The clean air, clear blue sky, the serene streets were a welcome change. The International Cooperative Alliance (Alliance) team led by Monique Leroux, President; Charles Gould, Director General; Zhang Wangshu, … Continue reading

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What Women Want

I didn’t need to shock myself with an electric hairdryer like the character Nick Marshall (played by Mel Gibson) in the movie, What Women Want, to know what women in co-operatives want. I got to hear about it at the … Continue reading

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CO-OPERATIVES AND THE ASEAN ECONOMIC BLUEPRINT: Call for greater Co-op engagement and visibility

CO-OPERATIVES AND THE ASEAN ECONOMIC BLUEPRINT: Call for greater Co-op engagement and visibility By Drs. Robby Tulus and Balu Iyer[1] A quick glance on ASEAN   The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a regional grouping that was started … Continue reading

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Cooperatives in Timor Leste – Together service to community; together solution to poor

Together service to community; together solution to poor. This is the first thing Elizario Ferreira points out in their credit union poster as I enter their office.  Elizario, started the Cooperativa Clibur Uniao De Credito right after Timor Leste gained … Continue reading

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Against All Odds – Women run cooperative businesses in Palestine

There was muted excitement in the group as we set out to visit women cooperatives in the West Bank of Palestine. The previous day at the Workshop on Enhancing Role of Women in Co-operative business organized by the International Cooperative … Continue reading

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