Governance

The 6 continental members of RIPESS designate two representatives each (with the exception of Oceania) to the RIPESS Board of Directors, taking gender balance into consideration. Coordination and Vice-coordination are carried out on a continental rota basis by RIPESS Board members. They are jointly responsible for the implementation of the action plan, together with the Secretariat. There are also two seats on the Board that are reserved for international organisations (present on at least 3 continents). One of these was filled in 2016.

Members of the Board of Directors

RIPESS Africa – RAESS

Elyse Pierrette  MEMONG (Réseau Camerounais de l’ESS – RESCAM) Cameroon

SYLLA Aboubakari (Réseau Ivoirien de l’ESS – RIESS) Ivory Coast

 

RIPESS Latin America and the Caribbean – RIPESS LAC

Raúl Luna Rodríguez (Grupo Red de Economía Solidaria del Perú – GRESP) Peru

Ana Leighton Escobar (Red Economía Solidaria Santiago Chile) Chile

 

RIPESS North America – RIPESS NA

Emily Kawano (United States Social Economy Network – US-SEN) USA

Yvon Poirier (The Canadian Community Economic Development Network – CCEDNet) Canada

 

RIPESS Asia – ASEC

Shigeru Tanaka (Pacific Asia Resource Center -PARC) Japan

Christie Rowena “Tetay” Plantilla (Federation of People’s Sustainable Devt. Cooperatives) Philippines

 

RIPESS Europe – RIPESS EU

Jason Nardi (Solidarius) Italy

Josette Combes (Mouvement MES) France

 

RIPESS Oceania

David Thompson (Jobs Australia) Australia

 

international Organizations 

Judith Hitchman (Urgenci)

 

Coordination 

Coordinator: Raúl Luna Rodríguez

Vice Coordinator: Yvon Poirier

 executive Secretary: Laure Jongejans Salinas

Communication officer: Alexandre Durrande

With the support of the technical secretaries from each continent.