Special Session: Asian Edition of the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Social Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) “Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy (I) & (II)

(I) February 24, 2019 – 11.45am; (II) February 24, 2019 – 2.30pm

Location: Jeongeui Hall Room 350

Social Solidarity Economy (SSE) refers to the production of goods and services by a broad range of organizations and enterprises that have explicit social and, often, environmental objectives (UNRISD, 2018). SSE involves a wide range of stakeholders that range from cooperatives, mutual societies and any other form of social enterprise. Co-hosted by the Global Social Economy Forum (GSEF), this panel aims to discuss the ways in which SSE, broadly conceptualized impacts our ability to implement and localize the crosscutting nature of the SDGs in an Asian context specifically. This panel will have two session, a morning and afternoon panel.

Moderator Session I: Euiyong Kim – Professor of Political Science, Seoul National University, Seoul – South Korea

Presenters Session I:

Anup Kumar Dash

“SSE as a driving force in localizing the SDGs and Scaling up impact: The case of Women’s SHG in India.”

Chaminda Hettiarachchi, Pubudu Senaratne

“Digital Fabrication Labs for implementing SDGs in SSE in Sri Lanka.”

Kanak Kanti Bagchi

“Cooperatives as a means of fostering integrated and sustainable development – a case study of Nepal.”

Rolan Literatus

“Health maintenance cooperative: an alternative model to universal health coverage in the Philippines.”

Moderator Session II: Laurence Kwark – Secretary General, Global Social Economy Forum, Seoul – South Korea

Presenters Session II

Caitlyn Bentley

“Can the platform economy scale the social and solidarity economy? The role of digital platforms in Indonesia’s tourism sector.

Garam Lee

“Rise of Social and Solidarity Economy in South Korea and Its role for social inclusion and social empowerment.”

Tahsina Khan, Wahed-ul Huq Khandkar

“Micro-finance interventions in renewable energy: promoting sustainable rural development through solar electrification.”

Rufus Kamran

“Enhancing food security, nutrition and poverty reduction through SHGs. An experience from Pakistan.”

Preethi Solomon

“Social and Solidarity economy as a tool for sustainable marine fishery: An illustration based on fishermen’s cooperatives in Kerala, India.”