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Saturday, July 9 • 9:30am - 10:45am
Sustainable Development Goals and Social Solidarity Economy - Lessons From the Grassroots, Impacting Macro Economy

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The UN adopted in September 2015 the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’S) for the 2016-2030 period. The workshop will explore ground examples of people challenges the dominant economic models Through micro case studies from Asia- Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia & Philippines ordinary people are making the change and challenging the stereotypes. Presentation of micro case studies and drawing lessons using a SDG framework. Participants will walk away knowing that small actions put together can have a major impact but this requires systematic documentation and data collection.

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Denison Jayasooria

Deputy Chair, Ripess Asia
PhD in sociology (Oxford Brookes University, UK). Working at the Institute of Ethnic Studies, National University of Malaysia (UKM). Deputy Chair of RIPESS Asia and ASEC and member of the global RIPESS movement. Recent article "Developing solidarity economy in Asia: innovation in... Read More →
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Yvon Poirer

Secretary of the Board, CCEDNet
Yvon Poirier is Secretary of the Board of the Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet). Yvon Poirier is involved in the international work of CCEDNet since 2004. Since 2013 he is member of the Board of the Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of Social Solidarity... Read More →

Shigeru Tanaka

Vice executive director at Pacific Asia Resource Center (PARC), a people's think-tank based in Tokyo Japan, with experiences in researching misbehavior by Japanese development cooperation agencies and Japanese multinationals. Member of the RIPESS Board of directors since January... Read More →

Saturday July 9, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am EDT
Rockwell Hall 301