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Webinars organized as part of the 3rd cycle of GSEF2020 preparatory series of webinars

 
Date Language Title
7 July 2020 French Le pouvoir de la communauté : ESS et systèmes financiers pour lutter contre la crise de la COVID-19
14 July 2020 Spanish El poder de lo comunitario: ESS y sistemas financieros solidarios para enfrentar la crisis
21 July 2020 English The Power of Community: SSE and Financial Systems to Fight against the COVID-19 Crisis

Webinar on 'Le pouvoir de la communauté : ESS et systèmes financiers pour lutter contre la crise de la COVID-19' - 7 July

This webinar gave rise to discussions around the following questions: how did the crisis impact and put in frontline the social economy finance sector? What kind of tools to mobilize and which strategies to implement to maintain decent work in communities, especially in vulnerable territories hardly concerned by the crisis? Which synergies between actors at the global and regional level?

Speakers

  • Mr. Jean Luckner Romulus, National Coordinator, Popular Finance Collective (KOFIP), Haiti
  • Ms. Denise Fatoumata Ndour, General Administrator, Sen’Finances Foundation, Senegal
  • Mr. Philippe Guichandut, Director of Inclusive Finance Development, Grameen-Agricultural Credit Foundation
  • Mr. Jean-François Simon, Head of the Local Support Measures Unit, Avise, France
  • Mr. Milder Villegas, General Manager, Filaction, Canada
  • Mr. Philippe Garant, Executive Director, Quebec Social Investment Network (RISQ) & President of CAP Finance, Canada

Moderator: Ms. Laurence Kwark, Secretary General, GSEF

The recording of the session will soon be made available. The speakers' presentations are available in the Download section of this page.


Webinar on 'El poder de lo comunitario: ESS y sistemas financieros solidarios para enfrentar la crisis' - 14 July

The third session in Spanish of the GSEF series of webinars with the topic of ‘The Power of Community: SSE and Financial Systems to Fight against the COVID-19 Crisis’ gathers all actors of the SSE from all over the world to share the good practices, successful experiences, innovative ideas, and solutions to achieve inclusive and sustainable development for everyone. 

Objective: Establish an open dialogue between the agents of the solidary financial systems in Latin America to share contributions, opportunities and, challenges of the social bank in the global economic recovery process, given the context and the market conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.



Speakers:

  • Mr. Geovanny Cardoso Ruiz, Director of BanCoDesarrollo (Bank for the Development of the people), Ecuador
  • Mr. José Manuel Cruz, President of Confederation of Savings and Credits Cooperatives of Mexico CONCAMEX (Confederación de Cooperativas de Ahorro y Préstamo de México), Mexico
  • Ms. Siria Jeldes, President of the Business Cooperative Forum, Chile
  • Mr. Mario Cafeiro, President of the National Institute of Associativism and Social Economy, Argentina

Moderator: Mr. Luis Proaño, Director of the Project Cuba of Sparkassenstiftung/BMZ, CEO of the German Service Foundation

Content:

  • First part: Contributions. The coronavirus pandemic and its economic and social impact have challenged us to think about ways to create more effective local collaborative finances that have a greater impact. What are the proposals of Savings and Credits Cooperatives? Which paradigms have transformed social banking? Which other alternative tools do social banking use? What are the differences, in terms of other management approaches, such as capital societies, to fight against the current crisis?
  • Second part: Challenges and opportunities. What is the fine line between being an authentic social bank and another financial institution not fulfilling social needs? What is the profitability of solidarity finances? Which public policies have been implemented in your respective countries, in comparison with countries, such as Germany, where social banking is particularly relevant? How to encourage the savings culture and the social banking model in daily life?  


Webinar on 'The Power of Community: SSE and Financial Systems to Fight against the COVID-19 Crisis' - 21 July

[The Powerpoint presentations of this session are available at the bottom of the page]

Speakers:

  • Ms. Patsian Low, Chief of Staff, Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)
  • Mr. Clifford N. Rosenthal, Author of Democratizing Finance / Former CEO of Inclusiv (National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions)
  • Mr. Jongduk Jung, Engagement Manager, Social Value and Solidarity Foundation (SVS Fund), Korea 
  • Mr. Frank Aswani, CEO, Africa Venture Philanthropy Alliance (AVPA)
  • Mr. Daniel Sorrosal, Secretary-General, European Federation of Ethical and Alternative Banks (Febea)

Moderator: Ms. Laurence Kwark, General Secretary, GSEF

Key Questions:

  • What impacts has the COVID-19 crisis brought to the speakers' cities and members, in particular on finance actors in SSE like foundations and philanthropic entities, ethical banks, financial cooperatives, solidarity finance, SACCO, mutuals, etc. ?
  • What are the responses of those finance actors to the impact of COVID-19 in collaboration with their members or/and partners in the community?
  • What types of innovative financing structure will help SSE actors to access finance in the post COVID-19 period?
  • How should public authorities, community and finance actors in SSE join hands together to set strategies for the recovery of our economies in the post COVID-19 era?