The Asian Edition of the UNTFSSE Conference in Wonju, Republic of Korea

23~24. Feb. 2019

The Asian Edition of the UNTFSSE Conference “Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy (I) and (II) will be held as Special Sessions of the International Conference on the Localization of the SDGs and the Co-Construction of the Means of Implementation in Wonju, Republic of Korea, 23-24 February 2019.
 
This is the first international space where the papers selected by the UNTFSSE Knowledge Hub’s Call for Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy will be presented. Yonsei University, the co-host of the Conference generously funded the UNTFSSE special sessions by covering the presenters’ travel costs.
 
The UNTFSSE will organize a Conference in Geneva which is going to be the main conference of this call for papers on 25-27 June 2019 (we expect 40-48 papers will be presented the Conference in Geneva). Knowledge Hub will circulate the programme once we finalized the programme and presenters of the Conference in Geneva soon. And we are also planning to have an African edition in the second half of 2019 for which we are discussing the funding opportunity with the potential funder.
 
Information about the presenters of this Asian Edition is as follows.
 

Presenters Session I

Anup Kumar Dash
“SSE as a driving force in localizing the SDGs and Scaling up impact: The case of Women’s SHG in India”
 
Chaminda Hettiarachchi, Pubudu Senaratne
“Digital Fabrication Labs for implementing SDGs in SSE in Sri Lanka”
 
Kanak Kanti Bagchi
“Cooperatives as a means of fostering integrated and sustainable development – a case study of Nepal”
 
Rolan Literatus
“Health maintenance cooperative: an alternative model to universal health coverage in the Philippines”
 
Caitlyn Bentley
“Can the platform economy scale the social and solidarity economy? The role of digital platforms in Indonesia’s tourism sector”
 

Presenters Session II

Garam Lee
“Rise of Social and Solidarity Economy in South Korea and Its role for social inclusion and social empowerment”
 
Tahsina Khan, Wahed-ul Huq Khandkar
“Micro-finance interventions in renewable energy: promoting sustainable rural development through solar electrification”
 
Rufus Kamran
“Enhancing food security, nutrition and poverty reduction through SHGs. An experience from Pakistan”
 
Preethi Solomon
“Social and Solidarity economy as a tool for sustainable marine fishery: An illustration based on fishermen’s cooperatives in Kerala, India”
 

Conference Program

Day 1 – February 23, 2019 – Yonsei University – Wonju Campus

8.30am – 9.00am Registration

9.00am – 9.10am Opening Remarks – Mayor of Wonju

9.10am – 9.15am Host Institution Remarks – Prof. Moo Kwon Chung

9.15am – 9.20am Co-host Remarks – Dr. Ilcheong Yi

9.25am – 10.00am Keynote Address 1: Dr. Marguerite Mendell

10.00am – 10.25am Keynote Address 2: Dr. Soo-Gil Yang

10.25am – 10.55am Morning Tea Break

10.55am – 12.30pm Session 1: Mayors of Asia Roundtable

12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch

1.30pm – 3.30pm Session 2: KOICA

3.30pm – 4.00pm Afternoon Tea Break

4.00pm – 6.00pm Session 3A: Toward Localization of the SDGs 1

Session 3B: People Centered Sustainable Development

Session 3C: Toward Localization of the SDGs 2

7:00pm Dinner and Networking


Day 2 – February 24, 2019 – Yonsei University – Wonju Campus

9.am – 11.am Session 4A: Planet Sensitive Development

Session 4B: Prosperity and Sustainable Development

11.am-11.30am Morning Tea Break

11.30am-1.30pm Special Session: Asian Edition of the UNTFSSE

“Implementing the SDGs: What role for SSE?” (I)

1.30pm – 2.30pm Lunch

2.30pm – 4.30pm Special Session: Asian Edition of the UNTFSSE

“Implementing the SDGs: What role for SSE?” (II)

4.30pm – 5.00pm Afternoon Tea Break

5.00pm – 6.00pm Closing Plenary

7.00pm Closing Dinner


For more information, please visit the dedicated website or contact Mr. Ilcheong Yi, Senior Research Coordinator, UNRISD at ilcheong.yi@un.org.