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Africa is mobilizing around SSE

In recent weeks, the African Network of the Solidarity Social Economy (RAESS) – RIPESS Africa’s members have organized several activities and conferences to promote and discuss the Solidarity Social Economy (SSE). This article summarizes the main activities that have taken place in Cameroon, Mali, Senegal and Benin, demonstrating the dynamism of African organizations engaged in …

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The collaboration between the city of Bamako and RENAPESS: an example for Africa on the co-construction of SSE Public Policies

Cities and the Social Solidarity Economy (SSE) have a decisive role to play in promoting local economic development. This is particularly important in African countries, as noted during the “Second GSEF Africa Policy Dialogue” which took place from April 25th to 26th in Bamako (Mali) and where the Malian SSE Network (RENAPESS) and the African …

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The voice of youth of Africa at the SSE conference in Kibera (Kenya)

Written by Elise Pierrette Memong Meno, RIPESS Board Member on behalf of RAESS The International Congress on Cooperation and Global Citizenship organized under the initiative of the Campaign for a Global Curriculum of Social and Solidarity Economy, in partnership with RIPESS, was held from 9 to 11 December 2018 in Kibera, Kenya. The aim was to exchange …

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Rebuilding the Broken Link: Local Solidarity Partnerships in West Africa

After Europe and the Mediterranean Basin, Urgenci just completed its third Regional Mapping of Local Solidarity -based Partnerships between producers and consumers. Local solidarity -based partnerships for agroecology are an unlimited model for disseminating contract based direct sales. Together with other forms of short distribution chains, they can provide an efficient tool for rebuilding producer-consumer relationships. …