會議案例 Showcases

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DAY 1 | Sept 28 (Friday)

Showcases I : Coops and Platform Conversions in Chinese Contexts

Smangus Aboriginal Community

Smangus Aboriginal Community Labor Coop | Taiwan
司馬庫斯部落合作社 | 台灣

Nangtang Cooperative

Nangtang Cooperative | Mainland China
安徽阜陽南塘村合作社 | 中國

Nangtang Cooperative is initiated by farmers and officially registered in July, 2007. It aims to provide people living in the village a life of happiness and dignity. There are more than 700 households holding the shares of the cooperative. The cooperative includes sectors like senior citizen association, women’s cultural group, community library, cooperative purchase group, mutual financial aid, kindergarten, sorghum factory, amateur artist tribe, etc.

The cooperative endeavors to work on: 1.Social connection of the community; 2. Organic farming; 3. arts and culture development; and 4. education

安徽阜陽南塘村合作社是2007年7月依法註冊的農民自發組織。合作社的夢想是每個父老鄉親都能生活的有微笑、有尊嚴。合作社現有700 多戶入股社員。合作社下設老年協會、婦女文藝隊、社區圖書館、消費合作組、資金互助、大地學堂幼兒園、小酒坊、野路子藝術家部落等常設部門。


Alliance of Taiwan Foodbanks | Taiwan
台灣食物銀行聯合會 | 台灣

Over 40 food banks in Taiwan launched an alliance in Taipei in 2016. Members of the alliance share resources, information and logistics and cooperate in disaster relief assistance, community development and care services. They also push for legislation that gives tax breaks for individuals and companies that donate to food banks, allows food banks or the public to purchase farmers’ excess supplies at discounted price to give to the needy, and better ensures the safety of the food being distributed. The alliance has experimented with different distribution models, from regular distribution to rooting in local communities, and currently, it is experimenting with a B2B model, distributing resources among food banks, with the simple wish to diminish waste.



DAY 1 | Sept 28 (Friday)

Showcases II : The Changing Landscapes of Cooperativism in Asia
SEWA | India
自雇女性聯合會 | 印度

SEWA (Self-Employed Women’s Association) is a trade union founded in 1972. It is an organization of poor, self-employed women workers who do not obtain regular salaried employment with welfare benefits like workers in the organized sector. To help address these issues, SEWA and the Platform Co-op Development Kit will be collaborating over the next two years to create two unique platform co-ops: one will establish an in-home beauty services enterprise led by women in Ahmedabad, and another will facilitate democratic governance among thousands of SEWA’s distributed rural farmers. Both will be co-designed and led by SEWA’s workers.

SEWA is both an organization and a movement, involving the labor movement, the cooperative movement and the women’s movement, and is also a movement of self-employed workers.

自雇女性聯合會(Self Employed Women’s Association )是一家1972年註冊的工會。它是一個屬於貧困自雇女工的組織:她們沒有固定收入和福利,她們的工作和她們自身在印度仍舊沒有被統計在內,是不可見的。SEWA既是一個組織也是一場運動,包括勞工運動、合作社運動和女性運動,以及自雇工人的運動。

International Labor Organization | Worldwide
國際勞工組織 | 全球

Since 1919 the ILO brings together governments, employers and workers of 187 member States, to set labor standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men. The main aims of the ILO are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues. The unique tripartite structure of the ILO gives an equal voice to workers, employers and governments to ensure that the views of the social partners are closely reflected in labour standards and in shaping policies and programmes


KDIM |Indonesia

Smartphones — the most common method for accessing the internet in Indonesia — are almost all either manufactured abroad or domestically by international companies. There is only a little more than half of Indonesia’s population has regular internet access, and outside major cities, broadband access is severely limited. Koperasi Digital Indonesia Mandiri (KDIM), a cooperative based in Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, is trying to bridge this digital divide. It’s developing a locally-produced, low-end smartphone for Indonesians left out of the digital boom. It’s also building a platform for users to access services from other cooperatives on their phones.

Translate for Her

Translate for Her | Hong Kong
Translate for Her (TheM) | 香港

Information is power. TheM provides an interactive platform to translate community information, and brings together female ethnic minorities to achieve social, political and economic empowerment. Our vision is to breach linguistic segregation of community information. Although most of the public institutions do provide information in Chinese and English, Hong Kong’s official languages, it is insufficient to meet the needs of female ethnic minorities, as many of them cannot understand these languages. Most of the female ethnic minorities not born in Hong Kong can only understand their mother tongue and English. Elders who could only understand their mother tongue are in more dire straits. Since many organisations only provide information in Chinese, this amounts to their de facto exclusion from public service. This project enables those who are illiterate in both English and Chinese to obtain community information, enabling ethnic minority ladies to access the community and local culture, which empowers them.


Singing Cicadas

Singing Cicadas | Hong Kong

An independent collective of filmmakers, designers, and programmers to writers, researchers and social workers come together to tell exceptional human stories through a range of creative non-fiction work. Based in Hong Kong but have collaborators and partners across multiple cities in mainland China, UK, US and South East Asia,  Singing Cicadas have worked on a range of immersive storytelling projects include VR, Interactive, Documentaries, Corporate, Impact Campaign and more.

Japan Workers’ Co-operative Union | Japan

Japan Workers’ Co-operative Union (JWCU) represents and unites worker cooperatives throughout Japan, embracing 10,900 worker-members. JWCU consists of 69 member organizations, primarily worker cooperatives, older persons’ cooperatives and affiliated organizations. Each worker cooperative is owned and democratically controlled by the worker-members and dedicated to creating jobs to promote the well-being of communities through associated work of the members and community residents. JWCU established more than 30 older persons’ co-operatives with 36,600 members throughout the nation, and their activities include community services, club activities and advocacy efforts.

Sungmisan Village

Sungmisan Village | Korea

Sungmisan community started with a childcare cooperative movement where young couples came together to raise their children. The social infrastructure they created was the result of a series of choices the young couples and families made to create a nurturing and safe environment for their children. The community created local services intrinsic to the daily life – ranging from cooperative childcare to elderly care, schools to community cafes and libraries, local currencies to consumer cooperative. People also started various cultural activities that gave a sense of shared history – community theatre, radio channels, festivals and art projects.

International Co-operative Alliance

International Co-operative Alliance

The International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) represents co-operatives and the co-operative movement worldwide. It was founded in 1895 to unite, represent and serve co-operatives worldwide. The ICA represents 284 co-operative federations and organisations in 95 countries. It provides a global voice and forum for knowledge, expertise and co-ordinated action for and about co-operatives. The members of the Alliance are international and national co-operative organizations from all sectors of the economy, including agriculture, banking, consumer, fisheries, health, housing, insurance, and workers. The Alliance has members from 100 countries, representing close to one billion individuals worldwide.

DAY 1 | Sept 28 (Friday)

Roundtable I : Beyond Business-As-Usual: Amphibian Platforms


ByTheWay | Hong Kong

A local ride sharing platform By The Way (BTW), founded in 2015, when a Facegroup group for the local district Taipo was created to encourage ride sharing, advocating a better use of resources e.g. empty seats, less traffic and transport fees. The online group was a big success, having received ten thousands members within the first ten days of launching, and now it has accumulated over twenty thousands six hundreds members. In 2017, the Facebook group transformed itself into a mobile app, aimed to propel this community-based ride-sharing model into other districts in Hong Kong.

本地共乘平台「街坊泥鯭」,在2015年創立,當時成立了Facebook「大埔街坊泥鯭」 群組,鼓勵大埔的街坊分享車程,讓順路的人可以共乘減輕車費,善用閒置座位。群組在網上引起迴響,成立短短十日,已經有一萬人加入,至今有二萬六千多位成員。2017年更推出共乘應用程式,以社區為中心,把共乘推至其他社區,除了繼續提供平台讓街坊分享行程和時間,讓他們更易找到同路人一起共乘車往返外,更加入社交元素,例如動態分享和即時通訊功能,藉此加深鄰里關係。


vlance | Vietnam

With a community of more than 54,809 freelancers and hundreds of businesses, vLance has successfully connected businesses and freelancers across Vietnam in the field of software development, graphic design – website, online marketing, accounting – tax.

Foundation for Media Alternatives

Foundation for Media Alternatives | Philippines

Founded in 1987, the Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) assists citizens and communities – especially civil society organizations (CSOs) and other disadvantaged sectors – in their strategic and appropriate use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) for democratization and popular empowerment. FMA exists to assist civil society organizations and other development stakeholders (including government) in promoting and defending their right to information and communication by advocating for openness in the governance of information societies, working for human rights in digital environments, and ensuring strategic access and responsible use of ICTs—while optimizing such technologies for sustainable development, and addressing gender concerns in the information society.

Needs Map

Needs Map | Turkey

A map charting the needs of school-aged children across Turkey has been created to bring together those in need and those who wish to help them. The project, named the “Needs Map,” was first launched by a small group of volunteers, including Turkish actor Mert Fırat, one-and-a-half years ago. It is now being used to meet the needs of thousands of schools, particularly in Turkey’s eastern provinces, such as books, paperwork, writing materials, and clothes.


PetaBencana.id | Indonesia

PetaBencana.id, previously known as PetaJakarta, is a Twitter-based crowdsourcing map for flood data. It relies on Twitter to organize and display real-time information about flooding to Jakarta residents. It allows users to geotag Tweets to indicate flooded areas, which are verified and added to a map of government flood alerts that anyone can use to navigate hazardous, urban terrain. The platform has been so successful that it has received international praise from organizations such as the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

PetaJakarta.org has been replaced by PetaBencana.id, an expanded disaster mapping service currently deployed for Jabodetabek (greater Jakarta), Surabaya and Bandung.