Working groups

Since the Board meeting that took place in Marrakesh in 2012, the Board, with the support of the Technical Secretariat has been implementing an action plan through virtual Working Groups. These groups provide a space for exchange and on-going actions on specific themes:

 

  • Working Group 1 – Global Vision and Capacity-Building
  • Working Group 2 – Relationships, Visibility, Recognition, UN Processes and Public Policies
  • Working Group 3 – Networking, Communications and Mapping
  • Working Group 4 – Women and the SSE
  • Working Group 5  – Finance and Administration Committee

Working Group 1 – Global Vision and Capacity-Building

Goals

  • Contribute to building and strengthening connections amongst SSE Educators for mutual support, exchange and collaboration.
  • Identify areas of SSE education that are under or undeveloped and develop resources to fill the gaps.
  • Lay the foundation for a RIPESS SSE Forum/School through the development of a curriculum that contains a common core that can be supplemented by localized material.
  • Promote dialogue about the RIPESS Global Vision analysis through developing a core curriculum so as to explore the Global Vision in a two way process of exchange and dialogue, grounded in local experience and realities.

Read more on specific developments linked to this theme: Global vision on SSE, Education to SSE

Working Group 2 – Relationships, Visibility, Recognition, UN Processes and Public Policies

Goals

  • Consolidate the recognition and visibility of SSE as an alternative model of development: promote the recognition of the SSE not as an economic sector, but as a transformational way of changing society
  • Raise the external visibility and recognition of RIPESS and its vision in spaces of political influence and relations with civil society
  • Build alliances and work with other movements and civil society organizations to have other social movements feeling as part of the SSE

Read more on specific developments linked to this theme: SDGs Agenda 2030The legal and institutional recognition of SSEFood sovereignty

Working Group 3 – Networking, Communications and Mapping

Goals

  • Give more visibility to the work of RIPESS’ networks, actors, processes and relations and raise the visibility of RIPESS as a movement of grassroots initiatives
  • Get more information about our network (How many networks, members, initiatives? What do members do?)
  • Generate a more active debate within the network and share more information between continents
  • Raise the visibility of RIPESS in its external communications towards public opinion and civil society (social media, website, newsletter) and contribute to a better understanding of the vision and practices of the SSE by the general public
  • Offer means/infrastructure to engage people in RIPESS internal and external communications strategy and use the existing tools in www.ripess.org, Facebook and Twitter to share news, videos, case-studies
  • Build alliances and work with other movements and civil society organizations to have other social movements feeling as part of the SSE

Read more on specific developments linked to this theme: Mapping & panoramaThe legal and institutional recognition of SSE

Working Group 4 – Women and the SSE

Goals

  • Give visibility to the reality, challenges and advances of women in the SSE
  • Involve all stakeholders to take concrete action on gender equality in the SSE
  • Promote the innovation of women in the SSE and the egalitarian practices fostering socioeconomic empowerment
  • Promote the SSE as a strategy for improving the socio-economic situation of women and girls
  • Influence the texts, reflections and actions of the SSE movement at the intercontinental, continental and national levels
  • Develop alliances and collaborate with other movements

Read more on specific developments linked to this theme: Women & SSE