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RIPESS-NA (Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of the Social Solidarity Economy-N. America) initiated the process of organizing this forum. RIPESS-NA members include these national networks: the U.S. Solidarity Economy Network (SEN), the Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNET) and the Chantier de l’économie Sociale in Quebec. While RIPESS-NA has taken the lead in initiating this… Read more »

At the UN Sustainable Development Goals Summit, Madani Koumare from RENAPESS Mali makes the case for a paradigm shift and social solidarity economy (SSE)


UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT 2015 September 26th, 2015, New York Speaking Notes for the Interactive Dialogue “Fostering sustainable economic growth, transformation and promoting sustainable consumption and production” MADANI KOUMARE,  Economist,  President, National Network for the Promotion of Social and Solidarity Economy (RENAPESS-Mali), Member of the African Network for the Social and Solidarity Economy (RAESS), … Read more »

Social Solidarity Economy will be present at the UN Summit for the adoption of Sustainable Development Goals!


–> Read the pdf version of the press release September 10th, 2015. On the occasion of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit to be held on 25-27 September in New York, Madani Koumare, President of the National Network for the Promotion of the Social and Solidarity Economy (RENAPESS) of Mali will be an official speaker… Read more »

Addis Ababa: Failing to Finance Development


          The UN conference which was set to change the way finance relates to sustainable development did not deliver on its promises. But Civil Society was very present and compact, with more than 600 organisations and networks participating. Solidarity finance and economy are starting to be addressed. By Jason Nardi (RIPESS… Read more »

International and European Solidarity Economy Congress “Solikon 2015” – Berlin


RIPESS Europe is co-organizing with SOLIDARISCHE ÖKONOMIE the international SSE congress “Solikon 2015” to be held in Berlin from September 5 to 13, 2015. RIPESS Europe will also be hosting its General Assembly during the Congress and will facilitate various workshops. The program is available online on the official website of the Congress.  

RIPESS at the World Social Forum, Tunis, March 2015


From March 24th to 28th, 2015, a RIPESS delegation of different continental networks was in Tunis to attend the World Social Forum. Social and environmental justice, human rights, the protection of territories and common goods, and the convergence of the processes of building alternatives and resistances to the deepening of a predatory neoliberal development model… Read more »

PEOPLE’s EXPO: food sovereignty vs EXPO’s corporate “feeding” the Planet


Source: RIPESS Europe – see the original article here           The international RIPESS network participates with twelve people from Africa, Asia, Latin America, North America and Europe to the People’s Expo in Milan.  On Tuesday, June 3rd, 2015 at the Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan, the People’s Expo is taking place, an… Read more »

Social Solidarity Economy (SSE) and Financing for Development (FfD) – A concept note about FfD, Yvon Poirier, RIPESS Board of Directors


Social Solidarity Economy (SSE) and Financing for Development (FfD): A concept note Yvon Poirier –RIPESS Board of directors, March 16, 2015 NB. This note is a slightly revised version of a paper prepared for the Steering Committee for the CSO – UNGA hearings on FfD held in New York on April 9th. The considerations in… Read more »