RIPESS Asia (ASEC) – Activities Carried Out By The Young Asiatic SSE National Network: ASEC Indonesia / Gerakan Ekonomi Solidaritas Indonesia

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In its second year, ASEC Indonesia (also known in Indonesian language as the Gerakan Ekonomi Solidaritas Indonesia (or GESOLIN) has been developing its public image in an attempt to define better the combination of its local and international sense of being.

ASEC Indonesia/GESOLIN enlivens its movement by having regular discussions with people who have interest in the development and movement of Social Solidarity Economy in Indonesia. Daily discussions are done through Whatsapp group and which are then elaborated in the off-air discussion once a month.

ASEC Indonesia/GESOLIN consistently introduces SSE in various public affairs especially those strategically related to the country’s sovereignty and the strengthening of micro, small business entities, cooperatives, and village enterprises. It is actively involved in the advocacy Against TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) and in building and preserving the local food sovereignty which include supporting the movement of organic and ecological farming, against GMO and the use of harmful chemicals in farming and food production.

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Round Table Discussion in Paramadina University 19th November 2015 on the topic of “TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) Indonesia Should Join or Not?”

ASEC Indonesia currently is elaborating the formulation of SSE indicators in order to enhance greater understanding on how SSE could be implemented and how the performance of SSE can be “measured” and evaluated.

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ASEC Indonesia/GESOLIN also supports a marketing social enterprise, the Buy To Donate Store, that goes online www.buytodonate-store.com and offline through various bazaar, exhibition, in the country and few countries abroad. Buy To Donate Store aims to support micro, small enterprises, cooperatives, and village-owned enterprises, and in a longer term will develop solidarity supply chain among its vendors. 

asia ripes 003In its 2-years work ASEC Indonesia/GESOLIN has been building its network with various organizations and elements of society, from government, NGOs, Universities, House of Parliament, Indonesia Chambers of Commerce, Associations, and numerous prominent figures in Indonesia.

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RIPESS is a worldwide network of continental networks promoting the Social Solidarity Economy, in order to transform our economy by putting people and the planet at the center of our activities.