What is Social Solidarity Economy?
Today, perhaps as never before, more people are becoming aware that capitalism has turned our lives and our planet into a commodity. A system that is environmentally unsustainable and socially unjust, and that it is not able to guarantee the happiness and dignified life conditions of all persons in any place on the planet.
Social Solidarity Economy includes a wide range of practices that span economic, social, environmental, political, communitarian or holistic dimensions.
Podcast (in spanish)_ Interview with Ernestina in Dakar: Afro-Peruvian leader and care worker.
She understands the language of humanity, of the heart, and with smiles, Spanish and speaking with her hands, she got anywhere, even in a small village on the outskirts of Dakar, in Senegal. That is where we met Ernestina. She is attentive, observant, petite, athletic woman. She is calm and confident, she listens before she speaks, with her ears, but [...]
Teranga: solidarity lives in Senegal
The Social Solidarity Economy is also lived in Senegal through an ancestral concept that guides the way people interact with each other. It is an idea that comes from Wolof, one of the 39 languages that the country is home to, used as a lingua franca and coming from the ethnic group with the same name that represents 43% of [...]
SOCIAL INNOVATION EXPERIENCES FROM THE SOCIAL AND SOLIDARITY ECONOMY
Virtual Side Event for the 8th Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals Organized by Diesis Network, the Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of the Social Solidarity Economy (RIPESS), the Canadian CED Network, and the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on the Social Solidarity Economy. Social Innovation Experiences from the Social and Solidarity Economy – Canadian CED Network (ccednet-rcdec.ca) 8th [...]
What is RIPESS?
RIPESS is a global network of continental networks committed to the promotion of Social Solidarity Economy. The member networks themselves (Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania) bring together national and sectorial networks, thus ensuring strong territorial anchoring.
The combined local and global scope gives RIPESS legitimacy to promote SSE, foster intercontinental cooperation, and advocate at different levels. RIPESS members believe in the importance of the globalisation of solidarity, and the ability to build and strengthen an economy that places people and planet at the centre of its activities.