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Review of the Roadmap 2021 presentation event

 

The opportunity for Olivia Grégoire, Secretary of State for the French Government in charge of the Social, Solidarity and Responsible Economy, to announce the creation of a permanent secretariat for the Alliance and to present its roadmap for 2021

 

 

1 permanent secretariat, 3 working groups and 10 thematic programmes – Olivia Grégoire’s key announcements and next steps

 

Pact for Impact is now facing several growth challenges. Amongst others, the Alliance has the vocation to welcome new members to increase and improve the reach of its message and to formalise a panel of appropriable key commitments.

 

All actors’ involvement on a global scale will be key in meeting these challenges. Thus, Olivia Grégoire launches a call for participation:

It is with all of you that we must work, in the richness of your differences, so that each continent, each family of the social economy and the inclusive economy, each actor whether private or public, finds its place in the proposals that we will be able to issue. I therefore encourage you to mobilise to contribute, according to your needs, your availability and your desires, to the working groups and thematic programmes.

 

Find Olivia Grégoire’s full speech on the 2021 roadmap, the working groups and the thematic programmes of the Alliance:

 

 

 

A mapping to reference, identify all actors making social and/or environmental impact a pillar of their organisation

 

This event was also an opportunity to present to the Alliance the first version of the mapping which already gathers more than 700 organisations all over the world. It aims to promote meetings, cooperation between the different actors of the SSE and the Inclusive Economy as well as synergies between their different actions.

 

Mapping link: https://pact-for-impact.org/cartographie/

 

This cartography is intended to live and be enriched by all members of the Alliance. To add an organisation to this cartography, you can answer this form: http://bit.ly/mapping_PactforImpact

 

 

 

An event punctuated by two round tables

 

 

The Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) and the Inclusive Economy in response to the social and environmental challenges linked to the Covid 19 pandemic

 

The round table, moderated by Sarah Prince-Robin (Policy Officer to the Commissioner General for Sustainable Development within the Ministry of Ecological Transition), aimed to revisit the consequences, both economic and social, of this pandemic which has been going on since January 2020 and the approaches and responses made by, but also for, SSE and Inclusive Economy actors. It also allows us to address the operational difficulties encountered by these actors, whether it be business interruptions, cash flow difficulties, supply difficulties and the emergency measures that have been taken to overcome them.

 

Feel free to watch the recording of this roundtable if you missed it :

 

 

Some notable quotes from our speakers :

 

Mr Joaquín Perez Rey, Secretary of State for Employment and Social Economy of Spain

The Spanish government is betting on SSE and the role it can have for the country’s economic future.

 

Mr Vincent Chrysostome Ndongo, Deputy Director in charge of the promotion of the social economy for the Ministry of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Social Economy and Handicrafts of Cameroon (video sent on replay)

Today, the social and solidarity economy sector is working to restore its image and even that of society as a whole with the idea of having an influence on post-Covid choices for happy days. To achieve this, SSE actors have become one with the environment by proving their ingenuity, resilience and adaptability.

 

Ms Antonella Noya, Head of the Social Economy and Innovation Unit at the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities.

The Social Economy has been resilient during the pandemic, however it has also suffered from the impact of this crisis especially in terms of liquidity, and from the number of activities that have been disrupted. These organisations require the assistance of governments to address these various challenges.

 

Mr Madani Koumare, Coordinator of the Mechanism for the Refinancing of Decentralised Financial Systems (MEREF-SFD) of Mali, President of RENAPESS Mali and of RAESS (African Network of Social and Solidarity Economy)

Because of the great flexibility and capacity of supply, possibilities, especially in terms of processing of local agri-food products and distribution, SSE and inclusive economy actors have been essential drivers in the response strategies. They have launched the beginnings of the structural transformation of African countries’ economies from the real economy.

 

Ms Sue Riddlestone, Managing Director and co-founder of Bioregional, and founding member of Catalyst 2030

We see ourselves as allies to government and share the mission to achieve the SDGs. Social entrepreneurs are also innovators for the common good and we can go far beyond all these goals together.

 

Which public policies to support the Social Solidarity Economy (SSE) and the Inclusive Economy in the recovery phase?

 

This second round table was moderated by Miren Bengoa (Director General of GROUPE SOS Action internationale). It was an opportunity to share local, regional and international initiatives implemented by public institutions to help Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) and Inclusive Economy actors during the health crisis, and to promote medium and long-term support measures for the development of the sector.

 

Find the video recording of this second round table :

 

 

Some notable quotes from our speakers :

 

Mr Harouna Niang, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Promotion for the Government of Mali,

The challenges of new forms of poverty, persistent youth unemployment, climate change and unfortunately the covid 19 pandemic are beyond the capacity of the state. This is why we must work to strengthen African integration and develop international cooperation.

 

Mr. Mario Limoges, Associate Deputy Minister, Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness of Enterprises and Regions, Ministry of Economy and Innovationfor the Government of Quebec

We have also instituted through this law [on the Social Economy] a table of Social Economy partners. […] This table advises the government on all issues in this area, which notably makes it possible to develop public policies in a concerted manner with the actors of civil society.

 

Mrs Camara Fatimata Traoré, First Deputy Mayor of Bamako

I am convinced that the African local authority constitutes an auspicious framework to the incubation of SSE actors with transposable experiences and effective mutualisation in the short and medium terms.

 

Mr Victor Van Vuuren, Chairman of the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on the Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) and Director of the Enterprise Management Team at the International Labour Organization (ILO)

Governments must focus on the causes of the crisis and thus bring about an economic recovery by building more robust health systems and creating a healthy, sustainable climate and more resilient societies. They need to involve SSE organisations in developing inclusive measures and that’s why I say the process is just as important as the framework.

 

Ms. Emmanuelle Riedel-Drouin, Director of the Economic and Financial Transition Department of the French Development Agency,

Of course this crisis is very complicated for all counterparts. It is a challenge, but it is also a challenge that allows us to question the production models, the financing models and to bring out this economy of tomorrow. An economy that we want to be inclusive, sober and resilient. These SSE actors are a very important brick in achieving this economic and financial transition.

 

 

Olivia Gregoire’s call for participation

 

3 ways to support the Alliance

  • ● Enrich the mapping of SSE and Inclusive Economy actors via this form: https://bit.ly/mapping_PactforImpact
  • ● Join and participate in the different working groups to design the future of the Alliance (Registrations open until 1 May via this form: https://bit.ly/WG_PactforImpact)
  • ● Follow and share the Alliance’s news, work and achievements via its social networks

 

 

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