The 6 continental members of RIPESS designate two representatives each (with the exception of Oceania with 1 representant and Asia with 3 representants according to the subregions) to the RIPESS Board of Directors, taking gender balance into consideration. Since 2020 its model of coordination is based on a participatory and multi-continental coordination of three elected Members. They are jointly responsible for the implementation of the action plan, together with the Secretariat support. There are also two seats on the Board that are reserved for international sectorial organisations (present on at least 3 continents).

Members of the Board of Directors


Elyse Pierrette  Memong (Réseau Camerounais de l’ESS – RESCAM) Cameroon

Madani Koumare (Réseau National d’Appui à l’ESS – RENAPESS) Mali


RIPESS Latin America and the Caribbean – RIPESS LAC

Karin Berlien (RET) Chile

Salomon Sotelo (Red de Comercio Justo) Peru


RIPESS North America – RIPESS NA

Marcus Hill (United States Social Economy Network – US-SEN) USA

Maude Brossard (Chantier de l’Économie Sociale) Canada



South East Asia

Kumar Loganathan (Sarvodaya Action Research Centre), India

Eri Trinurini Adhi (Bina Swadaya Foundation), Indonesia

East Asia

Shigeru Tanaka (PARC) Japan



Drazen Simlesa (Green Network of Activist Group) Croatia

Josette Combes (Mouvement MES) France


RIPESS Oceania

Michelle Maloney (New Economy Network – NENA) Australia


International sectorial Organizations 

Judith Hitchman (Urgenci)


Coordination and Secretariat


Judith Hitchman

Shigeru Tanaka

Marcus Hill

Intercontinental Secretariat :

Executive Secretary: Stéphanie Barrial

Communication officer: Ewa Widlak

And the technical secretaries from each continental network.


Ripess Strategic Plan 2021-2023

RIPESS intercontinental network is moving forward.

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

The Strategic Plan represents the symbolic beginning of a new chapter. We believe that we will be able to address the challenges facing our societies today, and we will continue to build sustainable and just solutions for a better tomorrow. Like we have been doing for the past 25 years.


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