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Webinar: “Strengthening Youth Perspectives in SSE – Perspectives Jeun’ESS”

The African Network for Social and Solidarity Economy (RAESS) was established in October 2010 in Morocco with national networks and movements from 13 African countries. The headquarters of RAESS was transferred to Bamako after its 3rd continental meeting in 2016. There are currently 17 member countries and observatories. Strengthening youth and women’s initiatives in SSE …

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Promoting SSE through Public Policies: Guidelines for Local Governments

Written by Juli Hernandez UNRISD (United Nations Research Institute for Social Development) and GSEF (Global Social Economy Forum) identified key elements and good practices based on case studies of seven cities, and developed guidelines to policy makers to design, implement and assess public policies that support SSE. These Guidelines for Local Governments provide responses, explaining …

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“Women are the face of other economies and I would have an endless list of names to give and share” Interview with Irene Jara

Irene Jara Cadogan is a Chilean activist from the southern region of the country. Irene has been accompanying training processes for 20 years, especially in local and organizational development in a network of territorial organizations that is looking for alternative ways of doing and living the economy in developing countries. For two decades, the Network …

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“Like many people, I chose to be part of the solution and to participate in networks to make a difference” Interview with Ethel Côte

Expert in social and solidarity economy with a gender perspective, member of the Canadian Network for Community Economic Development, administrator on the first board of directors of RIPESS, referent of SSE PG at Quartier du Monde, teacher at the School of Social Innovation.   Why did you get involved in SSE? At the age of …

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“Women are the source of all development” Interview with Jeanne d’Arc Ballo

Jeanne d’Arc Ballo is a Malian entrepreneur who lives in Bamako. She is the operational coordinator of the network projects “Women of the World: a network for the social, political and economic empowerment of women and girls in the commune of Dialakolodji”. She is also a facilitator of the NGO ORFED (Organisation pour la Réflexion, …

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“The SSE with a gender perspective is an alternative for change for our community, because it is centered on the defense of life” Interview with Graciela Quintero

Interview with Graciela Quintero Medina, a Colombian activist, member of the Mesa Hunzaua, a collective that brings together some 20 local associations in Bogota.   How was your vocation to help others born? First I would like to talk about my parents. My mother is Benita Isaura Medina, born in Mongua (Boyacá) who worked as …