1st Policy Dialogue on Social and Solidarity Economy in the Latin American and Caribbean

9 Dec 2019
Category of project: 
Regional Policy Dialogues

The 1st Policy Dialogue on Social and Solidarity Economy in the Latin American and Caribbean Region will be held on December 9, 2019 as sessions co-organized by GSEF and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) during the 19th Conference of the International Observatory of Participatory Democracy (OIDP), which will take place in Iztapalapa, Mexico.

GSEF organizes policy dialogues on the social and solidarity economy at the continental level in order to provide opportunities to foster discussions, debates, and exchanges on the current important issues of the sector with all invited actors at the regional level. This year, GSEF organized policy dialogues in Africa (Bamako, April), in Asia (Seoul, October), and in Europe (Liverpool, November).

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Date and time: Monday, December 9th from 12:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Iztapalapa, Mexico City, Mexico (conference venue to be confirmed)

The 19th OIDP Conference organized by the Mayor's Office of Iztapalapa is the reference event on participatory democracy worldwide intending to promote the role of cities in strengthening democracy. It will also be an opportunity to boost cooperation between cities and international organizations in the field of democratic innovations.

The main objectives of the dialogue are:

  • To foster the creation of alliances through GSEF sessions and other networking events with UCLG member cities to allow a better understanding of the role of the Social and Solidarity Economy in current development frameworks;
  • To network with new potential members and partners in the Latin American region and to promote the social and solidarity economy and its important contribution to the localization and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
  • To provide a space for debates and mutual learning of experiences toward a sustainable and inclusive local development through the social and solidarity economy;
  • To promote the upcoming GSEF2020 Mexico City.

This 1st GSEF Policy Dialogue will provide an opportunity to exchange experiences and knowledge and establish collaboration networks, as well as promote GSEF2020, the biannual forum to be held in Mexico City in 2020, recognized as one of the major international meetings of the Social Economy and Solidarity that brings together participants from all over the world.

* For more information on the OIDP Conference, please visit the dedicated website.