11th Asia Pacific Cooperative

Ministers' Conference

28 – 30 April 2024 | Dead Sea, Jordan


Welcome to Jordan

It is our pleasure to welcome all esteemed guests to Jordan, the land of religions, the cradle of civilizations, and the oasis of security, peace, and stability…Welcome our dear friends!

Jordan will host the 11th Asia-Pacific Cooperative Ministers’ Conference in the Dead Sea region from 28-30 April. Through the Conference, we look forward to strengthening partnerships between Governments and cooperatives by building a joint action that contributes to sustainable development at all economic, social, cultural and environmental levels, while emphasizing the importance of strengthening the cooperative identity of societies.  Cooperatives are one of the operational ways that contribute to economic growth, youth employment and women’s economic empowerment.

Sincere wishes for the success of our conference and have a good stay…

And as we say in Jordan “Ya Hala” Everybody.

H.E. Khaled Mousa Shehadeh Alhuneafat
Minister of Agriculture, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Welcome Message

By Mr. Abdelfattah M. Q. Al-Shalabi, Director General, Jordan Co-operative Corporation


The International Cooperative Alliance Asia and Pacific (ICA-AP) established the Asia-Pacific Cooperative Ministers’ Conference (APCMC) in 1990. It is a quadrennial event organized to provide a platform for cooperatives and governments to discuss current and emerging issues and set a common agenda towards the establishment of new forms of cooperation between them. The APCMC helps to create a sustained and enabling policy and regulatory environment that is conducive to cooperative development. 

11th APCMC Theme

Partnerships between Government and Cooperatives for Cooperative Resilience, Sustainable Development, and Inclusive Growth in Asia Pacific and Middle East and North Africa region.


Crowne Plaza Jordan – Dead Sea Resort & Spa

Dead Sea, Jordan


28 – 30 April, 2024

Explore Jordanian Cooperative
Movement with Us

In Jordan, the cooperative movement plays a major role in people’s lives and contributes to the nation’s development on many levels. The National Strategy for the Jordanian Cooperative Movement (2021-2025; English | Arabic) was created to develop the country’s cooperative movement based on a human-centred approach to ensure social justice and equal opportunities.

11th APCMC Schedule

Day 0

April 27, 2024

Arrival of Delegates

ICA-AP Regional Board Meeting (By invitation only)

Day 1

April 28, 2024


Session 1 – State of Partnerships in Asia-Pacific and MENA

Session 2 – Accelerating the Cooperative Identity

Gala Dinner

Day 2

April 29, 2024

Session 3 – Adapting to Changing Environment and Building Resiliency

Session 4 – Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 1, 5, 8, 13)

Closing Session

Farewell Dinner

Day 3

April 30, 2024

Field visit 

Departure of the Delegates (By late evening)


Dr. Chandrapal Singh Yadav

H.E. Khaled Mousa Shehadeh Alhuneafat

Minister of Agriculture, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Datuk Ewon Benedick

Mr. Ariel Guarco

International Cooperative Alliance

Dr. Chandrapal Singh Yadav

Dr. Chandrapal Singh Yadav

International Cooperative Alliance
Asia And Pacific

Mr. Jeroen Douglas

Mr. Jeroen Douglas

Director General
International Cooperative Alliance

Datuk Ewon Benedick

Datuk Ewon Benedick

Minister of Entrepreneur and Cooperatives Development

Ms. Simel Esim

Ms. Simel Esim

Cooperative Unit
International Labor Organization


ICA-AP in collaboration with the Jordan Cooperative Corporation (JCC) and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is organizing the 11th APCMC