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SESSION8  Oct21st - 2021   CONNECTING OUR WSF FACILITATION EXPERIENCES

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Chris Nineham . Socialist activist and writer. Played a leading role in the anti-capitalist movement in Britain and beyond. One of the founders of the Stop the War coalition and now it’s vice chair. Author of ‘The People v Tony Blair’; ‘The British State: A warning’ and other books.

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Christophe Aguiton  ( France)  has been involved in trade unionism and the alterglobal movement since the 90 ‘s and active in ATTAC France .  He has been representative of ATTAC in the international council of WSF

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Jason Nardi (Italia) ESP  es presidente de RIES (Italian Solidarity Economy Network) y cofundador de Solidarius Italia (http://solidarius.it. . Es delegado general de RIPESS EU - Solidarity Economy Europe Promotor de la justicia ambiental y social, bienes comunes y derechos de comunicación, Jason es un miembro activo del Consejo Internacional del Foro Social Mundial y coordinador del Foro Social Mundial sobre Economías Transformadoras FSMET. Vive en Florencia, donde promueve proyectos de CSA (Agricultura Apoyada por la Comunidad), mutualismo ( en MAG Florencia) y el Forum Firenze Beni Comuni 

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Marko Ulvila  (Tampere, Finland) engages with various aspects of society as a writer and an organizer. He takes special interest in ecological democracy and post-growth futures. The World Social Forum, the Green Party and the Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam Network are particularly dear to his heart. In 2009 he co-edited the book Sustainable Futures: Replacing Growth Imperative and Hierarchies with Sustainable Ways. During 2015-2020 Marko chaired the Siemenpuu Foundation in Finland.

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Elise Tunstrøm. Chair of the facilitation committee of the Norwegian Social Forum.
Ole Pedersen (Norway)  international coordinator of Norway social forum  - part of facilitating group  of norway social forum  

 

SESSION7  Sept 7 - 2021   CONNECTING OUR WSF FACILITATION EXPERIENCES

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Danny Singoma (DRCongo) &  Masudi Wakilongo Kisale Igor. Secrétaire Permanent  du Réseau pour la Promotion de la Démocratie et des Droits Sociaux et Economiques (PRODDES). Le PRODDES anime  le Secrétariat du Forum Social Congolais et des Rencontres Citoyennes de Kinshasa. Activistes et militant des Droits de l'homme avec une expérience de près de 20 de terrain.

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Dlamini Dumesweni (Eswatini) is a Human Rights Activist,founder member of a number of Social Movements in Eswatini and in the Southern Africa Region ,a Committee member in the Southern Africa People's Solidarity Network (SAPSN). also a member of the international movement, the People's Dialogue (PD)..

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Gershom Kabaso (Zambia) Social Human rights Activist)-Gershom Kabaso is a social human rights activist, developer, and agent of social change. He has over twelve years’ experiences working with people, communities, social movements and organizations at all levels from ward, community, district, national, regional and global. Working on issues related to peace building, human rights, food Sovereignty, Social protection, developmental work and deepening a Objectives culture of Pan-African people-to-people Solidarity workis . Active in the experience of facilitation of Zambia social forum

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Mignane Diouf (Senegal) Mamadou Mignane Diouf. Sociologue- Master2  Développement durable et Master2 Paix Défense et Sécurité Coordonnateur du Forum social senegalais

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Sophie Dowlar  & Beatrice  Kabore Nairobi Kenya.Am a Community mobilizer  and a human rights defender.I coordinate a woman led movement called Wanawake Mashinani initiative, based in Mathare informal settlements.I have been defending the rights of women,girls and children against sexual gender based violence and all sorts of violations .Am also a member of Bunge la wamama mashinani, and am our grassroot  movement  is a member of a National movement which fights against, ,land grabbing, illegal evictions, and land rights,and environmental justice. 

 

SESSION6  July 27 - 2021   A DIALOGUE BETWEEN ACTIVISTS FROM SOCIAL MOVEMENTS ABOUT WSF &  FC6

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Massa Kone (Mali) is Spokesperson for Convergence of struggles for Land and water in West Africa  CGLTE AO  https://africaconvergence.net/  -he is representative of Novox international  in the international council of wsf  http://www.no-vox.net/

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Mike Davies (Zimbabwe) is coordinator for africa for International Alliance of inhabitants https://www.habitants.org/  Working to develop networks for housing rights activists and organisations globally He is also active in projects in Harare about media -  social comunication and urban agriculture 

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Sophie Dowlar (Kenya) Sophie Dowllar Ogutu is a  feminist artist, a mother, an unapologetic women's rights defender, a community mobilizer and organizer, She is a coordinator of The 5 C's Theatre Collective, a founder of the Mamma Africa Community Centre, a board member of the Kenya Community Media Network (KCOMNET),  https://kcomnet.org/  , and the main organizer for SWAN Day Kenya. https://www.womenarts.org/  Sophie is also an International Committee Member for the World March of Women, https://marchemondiale.org/

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Trevor Ngwane ( South Africa) is both an academic and social activist linked to social movements.    

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Victor Nzuzi Mbembe, (Congo) a farmer by profession, near Mbanza Ngungu's  in DRCongo, is in charge of advocacy in the FOPAKO (Force paysanne du Kongo central) which is a provincial federation of peasant organizations and agricultural cooperatives. He is a  member of the networks: CADTM (Committee for the abolition of illegitimate debts), https://www.cadtm.org/Victor-Nzuzi?lang=fr  and AEI on migration (Africa, Europe interacte). https://afrique-europe-interact.net/?article_id=113&clang=2 . He hosts a weekly  "awareness"  local radio  program, "peasant face to globalization" program every Sunday and Thursday.  He is a also a tree planter.

 

SESSION5  June 8 - 2021   CONNECTING OUR WSF FACILITATION EXPERIENCES 

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Aamanur Rahman (Bangladesh) is a social activists and campaign organizer based in Dhaka. He advocates against unjust power relations manifested by corporate-political nexus  He closely worked with South Asia Social Forum and other thematic and regional/ polycentric WSF processes. He currently worked at CARE Bangladesh as Director for Extreme Rural Poverty Program. He is active member of  Democratic Budget Movement (DBM), Right to Food Movement, Nature and Life Safeguard Platform, Bangladesh  Working Group on External Debt etcs 

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Farooq Tariq  (Pakistan) with a communication and psychology education, is general secretary  ​​​​​​​since 2007 of  Kissan Rabita (Peasant Coordination) , and  coordinator of around 30  peasant, small farmer, fisherfolk and agricultural worker organisations and movements across all five provinces in Pakistan.  He is Also Alternate Member (South Asia  International Coordination Committee, La Via Campesina , Adviser for South Asian Alliance for Poverty Eradication (SAAPE), and on International Organising Committee, Asia Europe Peoples Forum


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Meena Menon (India)  is Working President of the Working People's Charter, a nationwide network for labour organisations working with informal labour in India. She is a labour activist, writer-researcher and historian. She has played a key role in the socal forum process in India.  She is co-convenor of the Social Justice cluster of the Asia Europe People's Forum.

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Uddhab Pyakurel (Nepal)  is Uddhab Pyakurel, a PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, teaches political sociology at Kathmandu University, Nepal. He is representing VK and NIGD at International Council of WSF since 2007. He was one of the conveners to organize Nepal Social Forum 2018.

    

 

 SESSION4  April 27 - 2021  A DIALOGUE BETWEEN ACTIVISTS FROM SOCIAL MOVEMENTS ABOUT WSF   &  FC4

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Boonthan Verawongse (Thailand) is Former Secretary General of Asian Students Association (ASA) in the 1990s . Has been Program officer of Asian Cultural Forum on Development (ACFOD), a regional organization in the region, facilitating the human rights movement in Asia Pacific. Involved in Campaign for Popular Democracy (CPD) in Thailand since 1991 coup. Active in People's Plan for the 21st Century (PP21). Involved with various national, regional and international HR  movements. He participated in the World Social Forum (WSF) in Porto Alegre in 2002

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Farooq Tariq  (Pakistan) with a communication and psychology education, is general secretary  ​​​​​​​since 2007 of  Kissan Rabita (Peasant Coordination) , and  coordinator of around 30  peasant, small farmer, fisherfolk and agricultural worker organisations and movements across all five provinces in Pakistan.  He is Also Alternate Member (South Asia  International Coordination Committee, La Via Campesina , Adviser for South Asian Alliance for Poverty Eradication (SAAPE), and on International Organising Committee, Asia Europe Peoples Forum


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Mikyung Ryu (Korea)  is international director of the Korean  Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU). KCTU is the largest workers' national centre of trade unions in South Korea and one of the most militant workers movement in Asia. Before joining the KCTU, she was working as a policy coordinator at the Korean Peoples Action against WTO and FTA (KoPA). She has attended International Committee of the WSF  representing KCTU and/or KoPA and was the coordinator of the Korea edition of the Global Day of Action on January 26, 2008.

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Varghese Teckanath (India) is the founder Director of Montfort Social Institute (Centre for Human Rights and Sustainable Development Education), Hyderabad, India. He is a grassroots activist working for the protection of the rights of the urban working classes for over thirty years through labour unions and  slum people's federations. He is on the Core Committee from Asia of the International Alliance of Inhabitants (IAI), Executive Committee of the Working People's Charter Network and other organizations. He is a Life Member of the Brothers of St Gabriel Society, a faith based organisation with a global presence promoting education and Development.

 

 SESSION3  march 16 - 2021   CONNECTING OUR WSF EXPERIENCES  & FC3

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Aldalice Otterloo ( Brasil) ENG   Pedagogue, popular educator, she was director of the Popular University Institute - UNIPOP until May 2019 and member of the executive coordination of the Brazilian Association of NGOs - ABONG Nacional, from 2010 to 2014.. She has been active in the faciltation Group  for WSF 2009  in Belem Currently she integrates the state coordination of Abong-Pará and the regional coordination of Eastern Amazon Forum. She has participated in the mobilization and articulation of the Pan Amazonia Social Forum - FOSPA, since 2009.  She lives in Belem do Para

Aldalice Otterloo ( Brasil) PORT Pedagoga, educadora popular, foi diretora do Instituo Universidade Popular – UNIPOP até maio de 2019 e membro da Coordenação executiva da Associação Brasileira de ONGs - ABONG Nacional, de 2010 a 2014.  Foi ativa no Grupo facilitador para FSM 2009 em Belem.  Atualmente integra a coordenação estadual da Abong-Pará e a coordenação regional do Fórum da Amazônia Oriental. Participa da mobilização e articulação do Fórum Social da Pan Amazônia – FOSPA, desde 2009.  MOra em Belem do Para

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Jason Nardi (Italia) ESP  es presidente de RIES (Italian Solidarity Economy Network) y cofundador de Solidarius Italia (http://solidarius.it. . Es delegado general de RIPESS EU - Solidarity Economy Europe Promotor de la justicia ambiental y social, bienes comunes y derechos de comunicación, Jason es un miembro activo del Consejo Internacional del Foro Social Mundial y coordinador del Foro Social Mundial sobre Economías Transformadoras FSMET. Vive en Florencia, donde promueve proyectos de CSA (Agricultura Apoyada por la Comunidad), mutualismo ( en MAG Florencia) y el Forum Firenze Beni Comuni 

Jason Nardi ( Italy)  EN  is president of RIES (Italian Solidarity Economy Network) and co-founder of Solidarius Italia (http://solidarius.it. He is general delegate of RIPESS EU - Solidarity Economy Europe  Promoter of environmental and social justice, common goods and communication rights, Jason is an active member of the International Council of the World Social Forum, and convenor of the World Social Forum on Transformative Economies  WSFET. He lives in Florence, where he promotes projects of CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), mutualism (in MAG Florence) and the Forum Firenze Beni Comuni

Mauri Cruz  ( Brasil)  absent

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Salete Valesan (brasil)  Pedagoga e Psicopedagoga, Mestre em Educação pela USP e Doutora pela UERJ. Diretora da Faculdade Latino-Americano de Ciências Sociais (Flacso Brasil). Acompanha o FSM desde o início em 2000, esteve presente no CI FSM primeiro como representante do Instituto Paulo Freire e agora como representante do Conselho Latino-Americano de Ciências Sociais Clacso. 

Salete Valesan (brasil)  Pedagogue and Psychopedagogue, Master in Education from USP and PhD from UERJ. Director of the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (Flacso Brasil). She has been following the WSF since the beginning in 2000, she was present at the WSF IC first as a representative of the Paulo Freire Institute, and now as a representative of the Latin American Council for Social Sciences Clacso.

 

SESSION2   january 28 2021   A DIALOGUE BETWEEN ACTIVISTS FROM SOCIAL MOVEMENTS ABOUT WSF   & FC2

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Christophe Aguiton  ( France)  has been involved in trade unionism and the alterglobal movement since the 90 ‘s and active in ATTAC France .  He has been representative of ATTAC in the international council of WSF
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Faeza Meyer  ( South Africa) is a community based activist and organizer, who has been involved in campaigns for housing, water, education, health and women's rights in Cape Town, South Africa, since 2011. She is currently an organiser/facilitator for the African Water Commons Collective, actively involved in the Western Cape Water Caucus and the Fight Inequality Alliance.

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Haani Serag  ( Egypt) is a physician a public health researcher. His previous work includes serving as global coordinator of the People's Health Movement (PHM is a global network of civil society organizations, academic institutes and health activists) and as the director of Health Policy and Systems Program of the Association Health and Environmental Development (a leading civil society organizations in Egypt).

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Mónica Novillo ( Bolivia)  is a Bolivian social communicator and popular educator, in training processes on gender, leadership, citizenship, political advocacy, and women's human rights. She is Executive Director of the Women's Coordinator and general coordinator of REPEM. regional feminist network locates her action especially in the education of women and young adults from the perspective of feminist popular education, to strengthen their empowerment

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N. Paul Divakar ( India)  is an advocate for Dalit rights, an expert on Economic Rights, and a Human Rights Defender on inclusion and issues around untouchability and atrocities. He is the Convenor of the Global Forum on DWD (Discrimination Based on Work and Descent), a platform collectively emerged with Dalits (Asia), Roma, Cinti, Gypsies (Europe), Haratine, Gaboye, Neeno (Africa) Quilombola (Brazil) Communities

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Sergio Bassoli  ( Italy)  is involved with CGIL, the trade union from italy . He is representative of CSI in the international council of WSF 

 

SESSION1   decembre 17 2020    CONNECTING OUR WSF EXPERIENCES 

Brasil 2001-2009, Chico Whitaker  CBJP brasil https://fr-fr.facebook.com/cbjp.dacnbb 
He is an architect and social activist, he was councilor in São Paulo for the PT, executive secretary of the Brazilian Commission for Justice and Peace, co-founder of the World Social Forum, member of the Coalition for a Brazil Free of Nuclear Power Plants, 2006 Nobel Alternative Prize.

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India 2004, Gautam Mody NTUI india http://www.ntui.org.in/ 
Gautam Mody is General Secretary of the New Trade Union Initiative. The NTUI was one of the organisations closely involved in hosting the WSF 2004 in Mumbai. Gautam represented the NTUI in the India Organising Committee and was active in the WSF international process until 2010.

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Africa 2011-15, Hamouda Soubhi FMAS Morroco http://forumalternatives.org/ Hamouda   works with the Moroccan Council for Human Rights . He is chairman of Forum of south alternative, Morocco. He is at the same time one of the co-founders of Alternatives and of the Forum des alternatives Maroc and many other Moroccan and African  organizations working for human rights. He is currently responsible for the secretariat of the International Council of the World Social Forum

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Canada 2016, Carminda MacLorin Katalizo Canada https://www.katalizo.org/ Carminda, from Canada,  Sociology PhD, has been co-coordinator of facilitating collective for organizing WSF montreal 2016.

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WSF2021 virtual & Mexico (upcoming), Rosy Zuniga CEAAL Mexico http://ceaal.org/v3/ 

Rosa Zúñiga, is Mexican, a popular educator and sociologist. She is currently the Secretary General of CEAAL and CEAAL's representative on the International Council of the World Social Forum.
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