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How SSE initiatives contribute to achieving the SDGs in the post-Covid context

  MESSAGE FROM OUR JOINT COORDINATION   RIPESS participated in the RIO+20 meeting in 2012 when the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) process was launched. From 2012 to 2015, we advocated for the inclusion of Social Solidarity Economy (SSE) in the SDGs by showing how SSE can provide an inclusive way forward towards their implementation. The …

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RIPESS calls for local governments to establish SSE as the development model in GSEF 2021

RIPESS and its continental SSE network members, in cooperation with the most relevant SSE organisations and International organisations,  were actively involved and fully mobilised for the  Global Social Economy Forum 2021,  which took place on site in Mexico and online from the 4th to the 8th of October. In addition to participating in the opening and other plenary …

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RIPESS 2021-2023 strategic orientations: Strengthening SSE solutions and Advocating for a more transformative impact

SSE grassroots networks and their members across all continents are playing a key role in overcoming the Covid19 challenges and showing their resilience and capacity to innovate. The challenge we are now facing is not how to build back pre-Covid socioeconomic structures, but rather how to build an alternative model of development, driven by the …

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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. …