May, 2005
Together towards Dakar 2005
Abdou Salam Fall

The Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of the Social Solidarity Economy (RIPESS), officially announces the 3rd International Meeting on the Globalization of Solidarity to be held in Dakar from the 22nd to the 26th of November 2005.

We are pleased to transmit you the program documents of the 3rd Meeting. We invite you to get involved in this collective program by sending us topics on original and innovative workshops based on your own experience.

The Call for Proposals explains how to make such proposals for the workshops. We also invite you to inform other networks of the social solidarity economy about the 3rd Meeting.

The invitation is addressed to all persons and organisations interested in the following themes:

- Solidarity Financing
- Building Popular Alternatives to Private and State Models of Development
- Local Development
- Fair Trade and Ethical Commerce
- Promotion of the Social Solidarity Economy

You can register your activities till July 31, 2005. We now have a website - - that you may regularly refer to in order to follow the progress of the preparations for the Dakar 2005 conference. Finally, we remind you that RIPESS relies on your active involvement and collaboration so that together, we make the Dakar event an unprecedented success. We therefore count on your presence in Dakar next November in order to build together a more just world, by and for the population, in their respective communities, in all countries and continents of our world.

Abdou Salam Fall, President of RIPESS