The Regional Director of the International Cooperative Alliance for Asia and the Pacific Region (ICA-AP), Mr Balasubramanian Iyer, accompanied by the Secretary, ICA-AP Youth Committee, arrived in the country on 10th January, 2015, to attend the National Youth seminar titled “Youth Cooperation for the young, by the young” held on 11th January with a participation of more than 150 youth, government officials, officials from International Organizations and Non-Profit Organizations. The event was organized by Bhutan’s Youth Committee Member of ICA-AP with support from ICA-AP, New Delhi and Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives (DAMC), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF).
The program was mainly organized to create awareness on youth cooperatives as youth are the future of the nation and what with increasing unemployment in the country, cooperative enterprises could be the future of our youth. The program also highlighted the role of the ICA in Bhutan’s cooperative movement since it’s registration as an associate member of the ICA in July 2013.
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