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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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“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 …

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“Women’s cooperatives are a privileged place of expression and empowerment” Interview with Sabine Martel

Interview with Sabine Martel, gender equality consultant for SSE associations and companies in PACA region (France), member of Osez le Féminisme 84 and expert on women’s cooperatives.   Hello Sabine, how was your commitment to the women’s cooperatives in developing countries born? In 1998, I was sent to the Philippines by Asmae, an international solidarity association, …

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Convergence of transformative economies in Ecuador: “Weaving an economy for the sustainability of life”

In the global framework of the World Social Forum of Transformative Economies, WSFTE, the Meeting of Transformative Economies, organized in Ecuador, is being held from November 5 to December 17, 2020, under the theme: “Weaving an economy for the sustainability of life”. The series of seven virtual events constitutes a process of articulation of SSE …

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Strenghtening of SSE networks for realisation of SDGs in a post-Covid19 context

RIPESS and the Catalan Agency for Development Cooperation (ACCD) organised a webinar on the 17th November that brought together participants from more than 30 countries to share about the role of networks in the promotion of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in a post-Covid-19 context. …

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Project to strenghten SSE networks in Latin America to increase the capacity for advocacy and co-construction of public policies

Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) is an approach to economic activity that places people, the environment and sustainable development above other interests. It is a holistic way of life that embraces all people in their social relationship and with nature, and takes transcendental values such as equity, justice, fraternity, solidarity, democracy, sustainability and self-management into …

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Promotion of SSE for a sustainable post-COVID19 recovery

RIPESS and the Catalan Cooperation Agency (ACCD) initiate a collaboration for the promotion of the ESS as a key strategy in sustainable development in a post-Covid19 context. The project, funded by the ACCD, will last one year in a pilot phase, and will strengthen the actions of RIPESS (Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of Social …

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Participation of RIPESS’ members at the WSF of Transformative Economies

RIPESS Intercontinental and its members from different continents will be at the World Social Forum of Transformative Economies (WSFTE), organizing different continental and intercontinental virtual activities. The meetings are held from June 25 to July 1, in parallel to the WSFTE program. To facilitate participation, we share the agenda centralizing all the information; this article …