The Cooperative Development Authority Region VIII conducted an online training for cooperatives in the region in the registration of their products into the CO-OPBIZ.PH system – the CDA’s version of Amazon or Alibaba, Shopee or Lazada. It is a CDA Global Project that envisions bringing the Philippine cooperative products to the global market chain.
The training was a coordinated activity with the CDA R8 CPDAS and CDA ICT Section via Zoom platform last October 5, 2023 at 9:00 in the morning. It was participated by 50 participants from the 25 cooperatives which have products to sell and provide market opportunity for cooperatives both in domestic and international through the online platform.
The speaker for the webinar was Ms. Veryan L. Artates, the head of the ICT in the Region. She discussed on the features of the Co-opBiz including the registration process. Co-opBiz is the first cooperative platform that features the products of the cooperatives for free. This project is managed by IDS in coordination with the ICTD for technical support and with the Office of the Chairman. Present during the webinar was ARD. Maripaz M. Del Pilar, who gave her welcome message to the cooperatives in celebration of the Cooperative Month. In closing, Regional Director, Venus Jornales, encouraged the cooperatives to use the platform in order for their products and the cooperative to be globally competitive and adapt with the changing needs of the society.