The 6th edition of the Global Social Economy Forum, GSEF2023 Dakar, will take place from 1-6 May 2023 in Dakar (Senegal). This event is co-organized by the City of Dakar and the Network of Actors and Local Authorities for Social and Solidarity Economy (RACTES), in partnership with the Ministry of Microfinance and Social and Solidarity Economy of Senegal.

The call for contributions for the World Social Economy Forum (GSEF) 2023 is open until 27 May 2022. Through this Call for Proposals, the GSEF2023 Dakar Forum intends to empower all the initiatives emerging from territories as well as local actors around the world to collectively build a path towards a less capitalist, more human-centered new model of development.


The main theme, Social and Solidarity Economy & Territories: Transitioning from Informal Economies to Collective and Sustainable Economies for our Territories, will be explored through seven themes and two special events on Youth and Women around which you are all invited to submit your proposals.

  • Theme 1: Co-constructing public policies for collective and sustainable economies conducive to decent jobs for young people and women;
  • Theme 2: Sustainable blue economy, preservation of artisanal fishing, creation of new sustainable jobs, and social & environmental protection;
  • Theme 3: Collective and sustainable ‘green’ economy for the territories, food self-sufficiency and its governance;
  • Theme 4: Solidarity & sustainable digital economy and smart territories;
  • Theme 5: Financing collective and sustainable economies for the territories;
  • Theme 6: Policy dialogue: National & local governments and key stakeholders of collective and sustainable economies for the territories;
  • Theme 7: Social and Solidarity Economy and sustainable development: links between practices and research;
  • Special Event: Pre-forum on Youth and SSE – Collective and Sustainable Entrepreneurship for the Territories: Solutions for the Inclusion of Youth from Here and Beyond!;
  • Special Event: Women & SSE Day – Social and Economic Empowerment of Women and Territorialization of Sustainable Public Policies.