The Cooperative Development Authority Region 10 is one of the recognized members of the Out-of-School Youth Development Alliance (OSYDA) and a member of the Employment and Livelihood Committee. As a regular member, CDA-10 joined the inaugural Stakeholders’ Summit, HINABI 2023, orchestrated by the City College of Cagayan de Oro, previously known as the Cagayan de Oro Technical Vocational Institute, last November 28, 2023, at the Chali Beach Resort and Conference Center.
The summit gathered 200 participants from diverse sectors, including public and private entities, NGOs, industries, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), youth, and Technical Vocation Institutions. Organized by the Internationalization and Sustainable Development Office, the event featured esteemed speakers, Ms. Nastashja Bianca Melevo and Ms. Justine Raagas, who brought their expertise to the discussions on Higher Education, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), and Workforce Development in the Philippines. The Local Government Unit of Cagayan de Oro City, led by City Mayor Hon. Rolando “Klarex” A. Uy emphasizing education as a pivotal aspect of the RISE Development Agenda, the summit was co-organized by a consortium of youth and education-centric organizations, including the Oro Youth Development Office (OYDo), USAID Opportunity 2.0, Out-of-School Youth Development Alliance (OSYDA), and Philippine Business for Education (PBEd).
The primary goal was to gain insights into Philippine Higher Education, TVET systems, and Workforce Development, addressing challenges, and fostering a platform to promote the upcoming City College of Cagayan de Oro, which is scheduled to open next year. The summit’s outcomes are expected to shape policy and program development with key entities within the City Government, such as the OSYDA, CIAC, and the City College of Cagayan de Oro Governing Board, leveraging them for informed decision-making.
Through the promotion of cooperatives as a vehicle to financial freedom and social inclusion, CDA 10 extends its full support in the advancement of the lives of out-of-school youth. Its participation in the summit is a commitment to continuously be a part of important programs of the local government of Cagayan de Oro City. The summit definitely showcased its commitment to positive change in academia, TVET, and the city’s work environment. HINABI’s success facilitated open discussions and harmonized collective efforts towards common goals. The summit’s impact is anticipated to endure beyond its immediate outcomes, adopting diverse perspectives over the years and contributing to positive transformations in education and workforce development within the city.