SSE grassroots networks and their members across all continents are playing a key role in overcoming the Covid19 challenges and showing their resilience and capacity to innovate. The challenge we are now facing is not how to build back pre-Covid socioeconomic structures, but rather how to build an alternative model of development, driven by the needs of all peoples and communities around the world, and the protection of our planet.

The window of opportunity is now open to accelerate the process, capitalize on the thousands of ingenious solutions being created within communities, and make positive change permanent and global in all its diversity, based on human rights and social, environmental, and economic justice.

At the same time, we must develop and strengthen SSE ecosystems at all levels, building on what already exists.

To this end, RIPESS intercontinental network is moving forward.

We have adopted a new, more robust form of international coordination and strategic plan for the 2021-2023 period. This plan takes into account both the context, as well as the priorities, needs and visions of the different SSE continental and sectorial member networks.

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