Introduction to ASEC Philippines and its Social Solidarity Economy program
What is the Asian Solidarity economy council (ASEC)-Philippines
Legal status: ASEC Philippines is registered as a non-profit organization with the Securities and Exchange Commission of the Philippines. Its establishment was unanimously approved by the General Assembly of partner organizations during the Asian Solidarity Economy Forum- Philippines held in Angeles city, Pampanga in October 2012. ASEC-Philippines is a ‘chapter’ and focal point in the Philippines of RIPESS Asia/ASEC – the latter being the continental network of RIPESS in Asia.
Mission: To promote SSE as a means of developing “bottom-up” inclusive, resilient, and sustainable communities in the Philippines.
Activities: ASEC Philippines promotes SSE by organizing roundtable discussions, workshops, seminars, conferences, and training courses. It has also inspired the formation of the Young Entrepreneurs for Solidarity Economy (YESE) Cooperative, a cooperative of young professionals largely composed of scholars of APPEND (a partner organization of ASEC-Philippines).
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