KOOP GAWAD PARANGAL- is an annual search and recognition for exemplary performance, best practices and good governance of all qualified registered cooperatives in the city.
This is anchored with both the regional and national GAWAD Search which is one of the banner programs of the City Cooperative Development Authority (CDA).
The said event also serves as the highlight and culminating activity of the month-long Cooperative Month Celebration every month of October.
- To recognize cooperatives for their exemplary performance and in bringing responsive services to their members, affiliates and the community;
- To search for models of cooperative best practices and good governance that will serve as start- up points in establishing of benchmark and standards of cooperative performance;
- To drumbeat public awareness and build social consciousness on the vital role of cooperatives and partners in the attainment of equity, sustainable economic development and social justice;
- To search for models of cooperative best practices and good governance that will serve as start-up points in establishing of benchmark and standards of cooperative performance;
- To motivate other cooperatives to take more active involvement and strengthen their meaningful participation not only as passive spectators and beneficiaries of fruits of development and putting them in the mainstream of development processes; and
- To document profiles of winners as reference material for best and exemplary practices that could be replicated in other areas.