[8th ILO SSE Academy]: Co-constructing SSE public policies and participatory governance

South America
SSE Organisation
Urban & Rural Regeneration / Community
Governance / Eco-system

Presented at: 8th ILO SSE Academy

Organisation: Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP)

Date: June 29, 2017

Presenter: Mr. Leandro Morais 

Contacts: lpmorais@gmail.com


The following presentation highlights the necessity of participation of the local community in governance in order to ensure the community's rights. Through these movements at the community level, collective action and community empowerment are achieved, and communities gain the power to demand their rights. The presentation presents local development cases in Brazil as a co-production of communities, and the private sector and NGOs play an influential role in pushing these communities to become self-sustainable. The following presentation underscores the importance of participation, especially in the context of democratic, participatory governance that calls for collective action of social change. The presentation also highlights some of the challenges associated with creating an ecosystem for SSE in Brazil. 

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