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Title: Definition, Meaning and Scope of youth in co-operatives


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Definition, Meaning and Scope of youth in
co-operatives
  • Presentation
  • By
  • Dr. Bhagwati Prasad
  • Ex-C E/NCUI
  • Vice-Chairman
  • Sahakari Awas Nirman Evam Vitt Nigam Ltd.,Lucknow
  • ICA Asia Pacific Youth Forum on 18th
    July,2013,Buldana,Maharashtra,India

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Definition, Meaning and Scope of youth in
co-operatives
  • Definition and Meaning of youth
  • Stages of life
  • 1.Infant, child (Child hood)
  • 2.adolescent, young adult(youth)
  • 3.adult, middle age , independent
    elder(elderly)
  • 4.vulnerable elder, end of life(old)
  • Youth can refer to the entire time of life
    when one is
  • young, including childhood, but often
    refers specifically
  • to the time of life that is neither
    childhood nor adulthood
  • but rather somewhere in between.

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Definition, Meaning and Scope of youth in
co-operatives
  • Youth is an alternative word to the
    scientifically-oriented "adolescent" and the
    common terms teen and teenager. Other common
    terms for youth are "young person" and "young
    people.
  • Many countries also draw a line on youth at
    the age at
  • which a person is given equal treatment
    under the law
  • often referred to as the "age of majority.
    This age is often
  • 18 in many countries, and once a person
    passes this age,
  • they are considered to be an adult.

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Life expectancy 1. Life expectancy of
whole population across22 Asian
countries- 72.2 years. 2.Regional
divide persists in life expectancy(2010)
a. Japan - (83years) Longest life expectancy
b. Hong Kong, Australia,
Singapore, New Zealand, the
Republic of Korea and Macao, China- 80 years
c. Many countries in the Asia/Pacific-
less than 70 years d. Papua New
Guinea, Cambodia, Myanmar and India-
less than 65 years
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Definition, Meaning and Scope of youth in
co-operatives
  • Definition
  • 1. The UN defines youth, as those persons
    between the
  • ages of 15 and 24 years.
  • 2. According to African Youth Charter,
    youth means
  • every person between the ages of 15 and
    35 years". Also
  • accepted by UNESCO.
  • 3. Youth is the period between childhood and
    adult age.

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Definition, Meaning and Scope of youth in
co-operatives
  • 4. Divide between stages of life and Life
    expectancy of the region
  • works out to be approx. 36 years age of
    youth. This may vary
  • from region to region and on Global level.
  • 5. keeping in view the constraint of
    representation of youth and
  • practicalibility aspect, age of youth may
    be considered on the
  • basis of life expectancy of the
    region(72.2) and that of countries
  • with life expectancy of 80 which comes
    between 36 and 40.
  • 6. ICA Asia Pacific Youth Committee may decide
    about the age limit
  • for youth to become a member of the
    committee taking into
  • consideration the above factors.

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Definition, Meaning and Scope of youth in
co-operatives
  • There are over 1.2 billion young persons in
    the world today. It is estimated that youth make
    up 18 percent of the global population and 25
    percent of the total working age population. The
    majority (almost 85) of the worlds youth live
    in developing countries, with approximately 60
    percent in Asia alone. The growth of youth
    population is projected to reach its peak in
    2035. 
  • Close to 75 million young people are out of
    work, and an increasing number of young people
    neither in employment nor in education or
    training especially in more developed countries.

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Definition, Meaning and Scope of youth in
co-operatives
  • Scope for youth in
    cooperatives
  • 1. Social, economic, political and
    environmental
  • dimensions of youth development has
    become a more
  • central focus for decision-makers at
    all levels. Some
  • Examples
  • a. United Nation declared
    International Year of Youth IYY-2011
  • with the objective of giving
    youth a chance to take an active
  • part in the decision-making
    of local, national and global
  • levels.

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Definition, Meaning and Scope of youth in
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  • b. International Cooperative Youth Statement
    2012 was
  • presented to United Nation during
    closing
  • ceremonies of International Year of
    Cooperative-
  • 2012 highlighting the problems,
    challenges and
  • diversity of youth and urging upon the
    cooperative
  • community, governments, international
  • organizations, educational institutions,
    civil-society
  • and the media to deploy resources in
    order to
  • overcome these and enact communication
  • strategies that include education and
    research,
  • which are adapted to and accommodate the
    needs
  • of young people.

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co-operatives
  • c. Youth Statement from the International
    Labour Organisation
  • emphasises that too many young people
    are experiencing a
  • dangerous mix of high unemployment,
    increased inactivity and
  • precarious work, as well as
    persistently high working poverty. The
  • cooperative form of enterprise
    provides young people a means to
  • create their own employment, find
    jobs with enterprises that
  • often align themselves with their own
    values, and participate as
  • member- owners of enterprises where
    their voice is heard.

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Definition, Meaning and Scope of youth in
co-operatives
  • d. Joint regional workshops of rural youth and
    young
  • producers representatives ,held by FAO,
    the International
  • Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
    and the
  • International Movement of Catholic
    Agricultural and Rural
  • Youth (MIJARC) in Senegal, Sri Lanka and
    Peru in 2011
  • made the following recommendations for
    involvement of
  • youth in agriculture cooperatives
  • i. Cooperatives should become youth-sensitive,
    particularly in their representation and
    governance. Youth sections should be created
    within mixed cooperatives, and gender
    inequalities should be addressed to ensure the
    active participation of young women. The
    creation of youth-only cooperatives should also
    be facilitated.

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Definition, Meaning and Scope of youth in
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  • ii.Cooperatives should provide mentoring,
    guidance and advisory
  • services to their young members, so that
    they can become leaders
  • and farmer entrepreneurs, and can overcome
    constraints (e.g.,
  • through access to training, land and
    credit).
  • iii. Cooperatives should value
    indigenous/traditional agricultural
  • knowledge and practices, while also
    promoting innovations to
  • stimulate youths interest in agriculture.
  • iv. Cooperatives, donors and governments should
    formulate and
  • implement youth focused agricultural
    development projects and
  • programmes

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Definition, Meaning and Scope of youth in
co-operatives
  • v. Cooperatives, governments and the
    international community
  • should play a proactive role in raising
    the image/profile of
  • agriculture. Cooperatives can be a
    platform for sharing/
  • demonstrating farmers success stories,
    or linking young
  • women and men to educational institutions
    and agricultural
  • schools.
  • vi. Donors and governments should provide
    specific financial
  • support for the development of
    cooperatives that involve
  • and/or engage with young people.

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Definition, Meaning and Scope of youth in
co-operatives
  • e. ICA is engaged in formulating and
    implementing policies relating
  • to youth in cooperatives through
    committee on youth at
  • Regional and Global level. Chairman
    of these youth committees
  • are given direct representation on
    respective Regional Global
  • Boards of Directors of ICA which is
    a testimony to the highest
  • priority being attached by ICA for
    the development of youth
  • through cooperatives.
  • f. Youth awareness and educational
    programmes about
  • cooperatives are being conducted by
    a number of countries by
  • organizing school and campus
    cooperatives or by establishing
  • cooperative schools.

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Definition, Meaning and Scope of youth in
co-operatives
  • 2. Engagement with youth cooperatives gives an
    opportunity to
  • learn more about how cooperative business
    operates and also
  • provides the framework for a business
    project the youth may
  • desire to undertake.
  • 3. Career opportunities in cooperatives are
    constantly growing
  • in processing, marketing, sales,
    distribution, research,
  • advertising, accounting, housing,
    insurance, banking, tourism,
  • electric service, credit service, public
    relations, law, computer
  • programming,and many more.

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Definition, Meaning and Scope of youth in
co-operatives
  • 4. Through effective involvement with
    cooperatives, young people can work
  • together with governments, civil
    society and other stakeholders, to overcome
  • challenges of unemployment,
    underemployment, disempowerment and
  • disengagement.
  • 5. Cooperative environment provides
    working conditions more favourable to
  • youth engagement than do other
    organizational forms because of its
  • democratic governance structure and
    organizational aims, which go beyond
  • profit maximization.
  • 6. Encourage the engagement of young
    people with cooperatives as a viable and
  • promising option for their
    transition to full economic, social and civic
  • participation.

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Definition, Meaning and Scope of youth in
co-operatives
  • 7. It also enables young people to explore
    different working
  • and leadership roles, and to get
    involved in decision-making
  • procedures and multi-stakeholder
    dialogue. Young people
  • can become creative in cooperative
    environments, which
  • allow them to develop their
    entrepreneurial and managerial
  • capacities.
  • 8. There is need for cooperatives to engage
    with young people
  • in order to adapt to changing
    environments, sustain and
  • develop themselves.

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Definition, Meaning and Scope of youth in
co-operatives
  • 9.Emphasis on the specific potential that
    exists in
  • developing countries for cooperative and
    youth
  • empowerment.
  • 10. Cooperatives enable young people to-
  • i. build self-confidence through allowing
    individual and
  • team achievements
  • ii. develop professional networks within
    and beyond the
  • cooperative sector

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Definition, Meaning and Scope of youth in
co-operatives
  • iii.pursue avenues for productive
    self-employment through
  • the pooling of knowledge and resources,
    and improving
  • access to markets and productive
    resources
  • iv.develop work ethics that are
    characterized by self-
  • motivation through allowing them to be
    the owners of
  • their work
  • v.develop leadership skills for taking over
    responsibility
  • within and beyond the cooperative
    sector.

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co-operatives
  • vi. explore and master various working
    situations
  • and develop problem solving skills which
  • institutions of formal education may
    often fail to
  • transmit
  • vii.acquire general working and specific
    professional
  • skills relevant to future employment

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Definition, Meaning and Scope of youth in
co-operatives
  • 11. Young people have the opportunity to
    develop social
  • consciousness and attain a sense of
    self actualization.
  • Through their democratic governance,
    cooperatives also
  • expose young members to democratic
    values and culture.
  • The experience attained through
    engaging with an
  • environment of accountability and
    solidarity gives young
  • people the confidence to take on
    leadership roles in
  • various contexts, even beyond the
    cooperative movement

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co-operatives
  • 12. Cooperatives, motivated by sustainability
    and long-
  • term development perspectives, can be
    more
  • resilient to crises and offer more
    stable work
  • environments. Furthermore, cooperatives
    provide
  • and facilitate employment, income and
    the
  • development of employment skills.
    Finally,
  • cooperatives are important agents of
    financial,
  • economic, community and human
    development.

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Definition, Meaning and Scope of youth in
co-operatives
  • Conclusion
  • In 2012, close to 75 million young people
    were out of work.
  • It is estimated that cooperatives provide
    100 million jobs
  • world- wide. Although the exact
    proportion of youth in this
  • total is difficult to determine,
    cooperatives are clearly a
  • significant source of employment
    creation.
  • The scale and impact of the current
    youth employment
  • crisis on the future of young people
    and societies is a call
  • for immediate action. While
    cooperatives are already
  • playing a role in helping young people
    take their lives into
  • their own hands, there is great
    potential for further
  • development.

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