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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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RIPESS updates its logo

RIPESS Intercontinental is updating its logo today, and we wanted to share it with you. Over and above the simple change of an image, we wanted to show what we represent today, and the values and purpose of work.   We believe that the new look conveys our identity and essence: we are a coordination …

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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 …