As a key international meeting for all SSE stakeholders, the Global Social Economy Forum aims to share practices and visions that will help build a more inclusive and egalitarian world through sustainable economic development.
This 6th edition will take place in Dakar - Senegal from May 1 to 6, 2023, with the theme "Transitioning from informal economies to collective and sustainable economies for our territories". It will bring together elected officials and leaders from around the world, international experts, representatives of development agencies as well as actors involved in the SSE to propose concrete actions for tomorrow.

dakar 2023

#DakarGSEF2023 is a first in Africa, co-organized by the City of Dakar, the RACTES (Network of Actors and Territorial Collectivities for the Social and Solidarity Economy of Senegal), the GSEF (Global Forum for Social and Solidarity Economy), in partnership with the Ministry of Microfinance and the Social and Solidarity Economy of Senegal.

During one week, several thousands of people from all continents will mobilize around an ambitious program of three days of exchanges and political dialogue preceded by two pre-forums.

  • May 1 and 2: Pre-Forum Jeun'ESS for the recognition of the participation of young people in this economy of the future, new opportunities for young people in all territories
  • May 3: Pre-Forum Femm'ESS for the recognition of the vital role of women within the structures and companies of the ESS
  • From May 4 to 6 - 3 days of policy dialogue and exchange plenary sessions, workshops and self-managed sessions from the Spring 2022 call for proposals, structured around 7 thematic tracks:
    • Co-constructing public policies of collective and sustainable economies that create decent jobs for youth and women
    • Sustainable blue economy, preservation of artisanal fishing, creation of new sustainable jobs and social and environmental protection
    • Sustainable, collective and territorial green economy, food self-sufficiency and its governance
    • Sustainable and solidarity digital economy and smart territories
    • Financing collective and sustainable economies for territories
    • Political dialogue: national/local governments and stakeholders of collective and sustainable economies for territories
    • Social and Solidarity Economy and sustainable development, articulations between practices and research

#DakarGSEF2023 will end with the adoption of a final political declaration and a roadmap.




  • Registration for in-person participation is open on the event's dedicated website
  • Registration for online participation will take place in March, and the self-directed sessions and workshops will be reported in the form of publications