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Renewable energy: power to the people


Source: November 3rd, 2014 Chewton’s primary school, student population 40, perches on a hill above the houses of the small central Victorian town, which borders Castlemaine. Before the year is out, its red tin roof will be home to solar panels facing east and west, positioned to best offset its demand. The school is… Read more »

RIPESS signs Global Civil Society letter to UNCTAD on Investment Issues


Delivery date:  16 October, 2014 To: Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Member States of UNCTAD We the undersigned civil society organizations, representing constituencies from various regions of the world, write in concern about the implications of investment protection treaties on the prospects for sustainable development in our… Read more »

What can SSE do for food security and nutrition?


Source: UNTFSSE, October 22th, 2014: The United Nations Task Force on Social Solidarity Economy (TFSSE) held a side event during the Committee on Food Security at the FAO on 17 October. The side event focussed on “Social and Solidarity Economy for Improved Food Security and Nutrition”. Sarah Cook (Director of UNRISD) chaired the session… Read more »

“Social needs, cooperative answers”: a new campaign for the promotion of cooperatives providing community services launched today

6/11/2014 - Source: CICOPA

Cooperatives, as the most important expression of citizens’ needs and aspirations in the form of an enterprise, have appeared naturally to provide adequate solutions to satisfy community needs, such as health, education, housing, environment, social services and labour integration for disadvantaged citizens; all of them worldwide basic needs. Over the last few years, the cooperative… Read more »

Latin American solidarity finance is developping well

4/11/2014 - Source: INAISE

Language English On the 13th of august took place in Bogota/ Colombia an International Seminary “Family agriculture, farmers economy and rural financial systems: Innovations and challenges” that united different representatives of internationa institutions, state officials from different latin american countries, NGOs and especially organisations active in social finance, most of them members of INAISE.  Family… Read more »

Cocovico market hall improves women’s lives in Ivory Coast

4/11/2014 - Source: News feed for: Oikocredit International

By providing a loan, Oikocredit not only contributes to improving the lives of numerous female traders in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), but also making a major contribution to social and economic development in the country. During the 1980s, many women made ends meet by selling vegetables on the streets of Abidjan, the Ivory Coast’s largest… Read more »

The study ‘Cooperatives and Employment: a Global Report’ is available online

31/10/2014 - Source: CICOPA

Download the report here. Presented for the first time at the International Summit of Cooperatives on 7 October and available now in an electronic version, the study “Cooperatives and Employment: a global report” carried out by CICOPA, the International organization of industrial and service cooperatives, discusses the significance of cooperative employment in the global landscape,… Read more »

Influencing Policy for Gender Justice: The Role of International Non-Governmental Organizations

27/10/2014 - Source: UNRISD | News & Views | English

This contribution is published as part of the UNRISD research project “When and Why do States Respond to Women’s Claims? Understanding Gender-Egalitarian Policy Change”. In this project, we seek to understand how policy change to strengthen women’s rights occurs by analysing the conditions under which non-state actors can effectively trigger and influence processes of change…. Read more »

Worker and Social cooperatives at the heart of the 2014 Cooperative Summit

20/10/2014 - Source: CICOPA

20 October 2014 CICOPA was entrusted by the Summit organisers to produce the intersectoral study “Cooperatives and Employment: a global report” presented on October 7th at the session “Job creation and heightened productivity”. The results showed how cooperatives contribute to resilient employment, a sustainable economy and the well-being of people at work, making up almost… Read more »

RIPESS Europe Newsletter

14/10/2014 - Source: INAISE

Language English Topics of the latest RIPES Europe newsletter are the support of a Commons-based economy, a meeting with the Greek Solidarity and Cooperative Movements, RIPESS and the United Nations, news from REAS and the 1st International Congress of SSE in Zaragoza, MANIFesta 2014 – the 10th edition of the Local Development and Solidarity Economy Festival in Santarem… Read more »

Join the Global #MapJam to Organize the New Economy in Your City!


Source: By Tom Llewellyn,, October 7th Starting next Monday, October 13th and continuing through the end of the month, groups are coming together all over the world in pursuit of a shared goal. We want to map every city to make visible the economic transformation that’s already happening, connect it and organize for collective… Read more »

RIPESS joins with 100 civil society organizations to demand that the right to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) be included in the Responsible Agricultural Investment (RAI) Principles


  Source: Civil Society Mechanism Secretariat, 11-10-2014 Please find here the CSO statement “No Compromise on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to FPIC in the CFS!” which has been signed by more than hundred international, regional and national civil society organisations from all continents. Canada is blocking the rights of Indigenous Peoples’ right to free,… Read more »

Register for the New Economy Week Online Panel Series

9/10/2014 - Source: What’s New in CED

There’s a lot going on next week! Friends and allies of the New Economy Coalition have planned over 80 events for New Economy Week 2014. Take a look at the map and attend an event in your area.

#MapJam 2.0 – In October, join in to map SSE in your community!


                -> See the original article on Shareable website This October 13th-27th, the Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of Social Solidarity Economy (RIPESS) is joining with the Sharing Cities Network and other partners to invite you to the Second Annual Global #MapJam to bring activists together in cities… Read more »

Public Policies for Social and Solidarity Economy, and the Promotion of SSE Enterprises: Panel discussion live from New York on UN WebTV today

21/09/2014 - Source: UNRISD | News & Views | English

Public Policies for Social and Solidarity Economy, and the Promotion of SSE Enterprises: Panel discussion live from New York on UN WebTV today, 22 September 2014, 16:00-18:00 (EDT; GMT-5)   Social and solidarity economy will be the topic of a panel discussion taking place at the United Nations in New York today, 22 September 2014…. Read more »