Today is the day where we start the project officially with the opening keynote plenary by Dr Linda Yueh. Dr Yueh shared an insightful session about the global economic outlook of both America and China’s economic, social and environmental challenges. She also shared that the rise of social enterprises showed that co-operative as a social enterprise is bounced to prosper and a good business model for the future.

This gave great encouraged to the fellow co-operators attending the conference.

Dr Linda Yueh sharing at the opening plenary.

Dr Linda Yueh sharing at the opening plenary.

After a good plenary, all of us are split up to go for various breakout session as most of the younger staff went for this session: Young co-operators on the move: #coopYouth are IT!

As usual, the Youth Network Committee who planned for the youth’s activities engaged the participants with participatory assembly format where we will break out into smaller group to brainstorm for a statement issue and provides the action plan for that particular issue.

Pre-ice breaker session where Mr Hazzem from KOSISWA, Malaysia were chitchatting with Ms Amelia Yeo from SNCF

Pre-ice breaker session where Mr Hazzem from KOSISWA, Malaysia were chitchatting with Ms Amelia Yeo from SNCF

We had a mini ice breaker which we are required to share about our name, country as well as three words to describe our usage of Internet. Guess which are the three words that many used? Here are some example, “Can’t live without”, “Social Media Guru”, “Consistently Engaged”, “Consumer, Everyday”, “Daily Essential”. One youth participants mentioned that he is not active on social media, that was really interesting as the youth these days are totally self-absorbed using their phone for social media platform!

Group discussion at the Asia team

Group discussion at the Asia team

This time round, the Youth Network planned for the participants to break out into their region (Asia, America, Africa, etc) to brainstorm about the obstacles and action plan that information technology being used in our co-operative and how it used to build the co-operative movement.

Mr Sherwin from Philippines with Mr Jed Senthil from SNCF representing Asia Team to share about our action plan

Mr Sherwin from Philippines with Mr Jed Senthil from SNCF representing Asia Team to share about our action plan

Meet and Greet with the Alliance Board candidates

SNCF Chairman, Mr Kwek Kok Kwong representing Singapore in the Alliance Global Board for election

SNCF Chairman, Mr Kwek Kok Kwong representing Singapore in the Alliance Global Board for election mingling with fellow delegate.

Did you know that our SNCF Chairman, Mr Kwek Kok Kwong is one of the candidcates? Check out his website for the election!

When you are in Malaysia, there is this ONE food that you should try!

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kfc

Yes, it is KFC! For RM 13 for this meal, you have two-piece chicken, fries and a drink! Top up RM 1 for the extra cheese, it is worth the money! Indeed, it is #sogood!

Do you know that KFC Malayisa has been supporting the World Hunger Relief Programme for 11th year? Add RM 0.50 more to support the Hunger Relief Programme right now as you visit Malaysia while feasting at KFC!

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