INAISE, an international member of RIPESS, will hold its annual conference in Agadir from November 28th to 30th 2019 to promote exchanges on social and solidarity finance as a vehicle for economic transformation in the 21st century.
In order to promote exchanges between INAISE members and Solidarity Social Economy (SSE) organisations, this year’s INAISE conference is part of the 2019 International Congress on the Social Economy and Sustainable Development (MCODD), organized in collaboration with the National School of Business and Management of Agadir.
This year, the INAISE conference will analyse the role of social and solidarity finance as a vehicle for economic transformation in the 21st century. Participants will share their experiences and create synergies to identify and propose innovative solutions.
Participants in the conference will include government decision-makers, SSE practitioners, SSE promoters and investors, as well as researchers, teachers and students. Among all of them, they will be able to discuss the main themes such as social and solidarity finance, women’s entrepreneurship, family farming or SSE and the sustainable development of territories, among others.
The objective of the Conference is to create a space for exchange and analysis on the Social Solidarity Economy (SSE) between participants with social and solidarity finance as a vector of economic transformation in the 21st century.
Specifically, all participants will have a better understanding of the SSE concept, learn about its various experiences, strategies and tools, update themselves on innovative mechanisms for financing the social economy, establish links with other stakeholders for exchanges and partnerships, and reflect together on the future prospects of SSE.
Created in Barcelona in 1989 by seven social economy investors, the INAISE network, which currently has more than 30 members, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Since 1989, the global political and economic context has changed. Episodes such as the end of the Cold War, growing environmental awareness and several economic and social crises have contributed to this. However, the desire to create a better world remains the same.
Despite economic growth, social inequalities continue to increase and concerns about climate change are increasingly evident. In the 21st century, the process of economic and social transformation must involve a caring society committed to sharing, improving social services, defending human rights and, above all, taking care of our planet. This is established in the United Nations Global Compact with a view to achieving sustainable development objectives by 2030. To achieve this, we must foster the development of more inclusive and cooperative economic models.