Promotion of SSE at different levels
As a global network covering all continents, RIPESS is uniquely placed to undertake advocacy at different levels from local communities to international institutions, to ensure the promotion of SSE for sustainable, inclusive and transformative development from local to global levels.
Together with our members and international partners, we are working to raise the voice of SSE in international arenas, and to enhance cooperation between States and SSE networks and actors to support the construction of ecosystems that promote SSE development as the alternative development model, driven by the needs of peoples and communities, and the protection of our planet.
From Lima to a UN Resolution: the role of RIPESS Intercontinental.
Yvon Poirier has been active in various capacities in RIPESS since 2004. He is a member of several organizations in Quebec and Canada, including the Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet), a founding member of RIPESS in 2002. Note. This article is a translation from the original French text published in I’économie solidaire en mouvement, Editions Érès, 2022, pages 165-168 [...]
Webinar on decent work and SSE in the LAC region. Conclusions after Ripess LAC gathering
RIPESS LAC concluded its "Latin American meeting" on 25 November with a presentation by the coordinator, Karin Berlien, on 7 December at the Webinar on Decent Work and the Social and Solidarity Economy in Latin America and the Caribbean: Advances and challenges from the Resolution of the 110th International Labour Conference of the ILO. The webinar (information only available in [...]
RAESS, moving forward on the Social Solidarity Economy pathway in Cameroon
Last August, a configuration session was held between RESSCAM (ESS Cameroon), member of the African Network of the Social Solidarity Economy (RAESS) and the Municipal Council of the commune of Galim. In the department of Bamboutos, in the Western region of Cameroon, in the presence of the mayor himself, Mr. TSHOUONGANG Elie Saker. In Cameroon, there is a framework law [...]
Advocacy work in international arenas—
We are leading the construction of SSE support ecosystems in different international arenas jointly with the continental and thematic member networks. This includes:
RIPESS has been participating in the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on SSE as an observer since its creation in 2013. We work side by side with UN Agencies and other international SSE networks to strengthen the SSE agenda in discussions and policy building at the global level.
The Global alliance aimed at the international recognition of the Social and Solidarity Economy / Pact for Impact
Le RIPESS a été étroitement associé à l’initiative depuis le début de ce processus en 2019, et co-modère le groupe de travail sur la gouvernance avec le secrétariat d’État français à l’ESS.
RIPESS is a member of GSEF and vice versa, and we working together to promote intense cooperation between social economy organizations and local governments. RIPESS has been actively present in all GSEF forums, has participated in the organising committees from the first one in Seoul to the most recent one in 2021 in México.
As an observer member in the Economic and Social Council, we have been advocating in the different sessions of the HLPF (through the NGO constituency) urging for the need to include SSE in international strategies for the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals. We are also working to ensure the inclusion of SSE in Voluntary National Reviews (VNR) presented by the Member States.
RIPESS, like many other civil society and local government organisations committed to political action and social change through the promotion, defence and enforcement of the Right to the City at all levels, is part of the Global Platform for the Right to the City (GPR2C). It aims to inspire a better future for all human settlements; it is an open, flexible and diverse network with a special focus on people and communities affected by exclusion and marginalisation. We are united by the values of cooperation, collaboration, horizontality, transparency, accountability, equity, participation, empowerment and solidarity.