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RIPESS Launches a Global Consultation on the SSE Recommendations for the Post-2015 Development Agenda

The public consultation is available at http://www.ripess.org/recommendations-from-sse-for-the-post2015-agenda/?lang=en The Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of Social Solidarity Economy (RIPESS) is pleased to invite your organization / network to contribute to the participatory construction of the Recommendations by Social Solidarity Economy to the Millenium Development Goals post-2015. The Consultation is public and open from February 1st to …

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Ripess website ready for mobile!

Now the RIPESS website (and the SSE TV) is entirely adapted to mobiles, tablets and smartphones. The menu becomes a slider activated in a small icon on the right. More practical, and more accesible… Try it!. http://ripess.org/?lang=en

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Making Solidarity Economy Visible

By Jason Nardi Worldwide communication and visibility of solidarity economy by RIPESS was the focus of one of the thematic workshops in Manila, in parallel with others such as Networking. It is of course a crucial issue, with many levels and implications, especially since at the international level the differences of approaches and languages is …

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MANILA’13: a global vision is beginning to emerge

Four years after LUX’09 – a time when Ripess Europe did not yet exist – it was Asia’s turn to host the 5th international meeting of RIPESS and Manila, capital of the Philippnes was where it happened from 15-18th of October. The fact that more than 600 people from over 30 countries participated is a …

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Ethical Consumer: Interview with Fairphone

Source: http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/ethicalreports/mobilesreport/fairphone.aspx Fairphone is a bold new social enterprise which aims to challenge producers in the mobile phone market by producing a smartphone that’s not only free of some conflict minerals but also has the usability and quality of any of the big name brands. Tim Hunt caught up with Tessa Wernink, a director of …

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Economists push zones for clean local industries

By Julie M. Aurelio to the Philippine Daily Inquirer 3:43 am | Sunday, October 20th, 2013 THE INCREASINGLY concentrated poverty in informal urban settlements is one of the consequences of urbanization. File photo by Arnold Almacen MANILA, Philippines—A network of economists is proposing the creation of “ecosystem zones” where communities can set up livelihood industries …

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