International Committee Telelearning on Co-constructing Public Policy: Mali and FIESS 2011

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Co-Constructing Public Policy – the Mali Experience and the International Forum on the Social and Solidarity Economy
Jurisdictions with dynamic and strong social and solidarity economy sectors are also those that have effective government and civil society partnerships for the development of enabling public policy. Mali is a leading African example of how governments can work with civil society to foster supportive policies. The Mali experience is one of many that will be presented at the International Forum on the Social Solidarity Economy (FIESS)  which will take place in Montréal, October 17-20, 2011.  On May 11, 2011, CCEDNet’s International Committee held a telelearning session on the Mali experience and the FIESS.
Yvon Poirier, Chair of CCEDNet’s International Committee, with the contribution of Roch Harvey, CÉCI
Béatrice Alain, Chantier de l’économie sociale

The Réseau National de Promotion de l’Économie Sociale et Solidaire (RENAPESS), the National Network for the Promotion of the Social and Solidarity Economy, has been advocating for public policies since it was created in 2003. With support of the UNITERRA Program, RENAPESS has grown and is now recognized as a key partner by the government to co-construct a national policy. The «Politique nationale de l'économie sociale et solidaire» (Social and Solidarity Economy National policy) is in the process of being adopted by the Mali government. The RENAPESS President, Madani Koumaré was at the 2010 National Summit in Ottawa.
International Forum on the Social Solidarity Economy (FIESS)
Coming up in Montréal, October 17-20, 2011, the FIESS will showcase successful models of public policy development that involve government and civil society partnerships from around the world to support the social and solidarity economy. Approximately 1,000 participants including practitioners, researchers, funders, and government officials from Quebec, Canada and more than 50 countries around the world are expected to take part in conferences, thematic workshops, cultural events and site tours.

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A French session on this topic was held on May 10. For more information, see:
Thank you to Uniterra for their support for the International Committee's telelearning sessions.