Cooperative division is created with the aim at providing the cooperative sector in the city with various programs and projects geared towards its advancement both social and economic growth.
To complement this, Cooperative Projects Development and Cooperative Institutional Improvement sections were created to effectively implement the following functions that would cater mainly to the unique demands of cooperative sector in the city, such as:
a. Formulation of measures and provision of technical assistance to cooperative;
b. Development of plans and strategies for integration of cooperative programs and projects;
c. Development of support mechanism for growth and advancement of cooperatives and MSMEs, groups and individuals;
d. Institutionalization of cooperative, livelihood enterprise and entrepreneurial development endeavors;
e. Provision of technical and financial support to income-generating initiatives;
f. Establishment and operationalization of community-based income-generating activities;
g. Development of support projects to cooperatives, MSMEs, and
h. Collaboration and networking in the implementation of skills training programs and activities.
Moreover, economic development can be fully attained only if inclusive growth is felt by the people. Hence, strategic initiatives and approaches will not have to focus on the propriety of various economic activities only, but on the bigger impact on the development of the people as well, hence, GABAY Kooperatiba program was introduced as a holistic approach for the improvement of would-be and existing cooperatives and their ventures.
Gabay Kooperatiba Program
Other support initiative for the cooperative sector: