COLLABORATION WITH INTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
During the period under review, AARDO collaborated with the following organizations:

International Cooperative Alliance- Asia and the Pacific (ICA-AP), New Delhi : At the kind invitation of ICA-AP, New Delhi, the Secretary General attended the 10th Asia Pacific Cooperative Ministers' Conference on “Visioning Ahead of 2030: Promoting Stronger Partnerships between Government and Cooperative Stakeholders in Realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”, held in Hanoi, Vietnam from 18 to 21 April 2017. The Secretary General addressed the Conference during one of the Sessions highlighting the work done by AARDO in the promotion of cooperatives in its member countries.

Turkey-Africa 1st Agriculture Ministers Meeting and Agribusiness Forum : At the kind invitation of H.E. the Minister of Food Agriculture and Livestock, Government of Turkey, the Secretary General attended the Turkey-Africa 1st Agriculture Ministers Meeting and Agribusiness Forum, held in Antalya, Turkey on 27-28 April 2017. He participated in one of the side events on 'Youth Unemployment and Women in Rural Development in Africa' and presented a paper highlighting the role of AARDO in promoting employment in rural Africa.

Uzbekipaksanoat Association and the Uzbek Research Institute of Natural Fibers, Republic of Uzbekistan : At the kind invitation of the Uzbekipaksanoat Association and the Uzbek Research Institute of Natural Fibers, Uzbekistan, the Secretary General attended the International Scientific-Technical Conference on “The Role of Integration of Knowledge-Science in the Organization of Production at Textile Industry Enterprises and Resolution of Topical Problems”, held in Margilan City, Fergana, Uzbekistan on 27-28 July 2017. Delivering his congratulatory remarks, the Secretary General apprised the Conference of the activities and programmes of AARDO and work being done by AARDO in promoting sericulture and silk industry in its member countries.

2017 Village Development Forum : At the kind invitation of the esteemed Ministry of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Region, and Transmigration, Government of Indonesia, the Secretary General attended the 2017 Village Development Forum – Senior Executives Meeting, International Symposium and Parallel Workshop on “Representing Village : Democracy, Autonomy and Prosperity”, held at Jakarta during 23-25 August 2017. During the Senior Executives Meeting, he made a statement on theme of the Forum, and apprised the meeting of the activities and programmes of AARDO.