Each year, the RIPESS Board of Directors has one in-person meeting. The other meetings are held on Internet.
After hearing reports from the continental networks and from the different working groups (education, visibility and recognition, networking & communications & mapping, and women and SSE), the Board adopted an action plan for the next year.
As far as membership is concerned, GSEF’s membership to RIPESS was approved (and vice versa), Urgenci, as a Community Supported Agriculture Network, was confirmed as an international organisation member to the Board, (see the article linked) ; and the Board also approved to sign a partnership agreement with FMDV (Gobal Fund For Cities Development).
Finally the Board also discussed the different options for the 6th Globalisation of Solidarity Economy event that should take place in 2017 in a South American country. We are expecting to announce the dates and the country by the end of this year.
finally Raúl Luna Rodríguez was named RIPESS Coordinator and Yvon Poirier Vice- Coordinator.
The Board of Directors for the next year is the following:
Tetay Plantilla – Philippines
Shigeru Tanaka – Japan
Aboubakari Sylla – Côte d’Ivoire
Élise Pierette Memong Meno – Cameroon
Josette Combes – France
Jason Nardi – Italy
Emily Kawano – United States
Yvon Poirier- Canada
Ana Leighton – Chile
Raul Luna Rodriguez – Peru
David Thompson -Australia
Judith Hitchman – Urgenci
Raul Luna Rodriguez was appointing Coordinator and Yvon Poirier was appointed Vice-coordinator