Global Social Economy Forum (DakarGSEF2023)

The Global Forum on Social Economy organized by the GSEF will be held for the first time in Africa, in Dakar (Senegal) with the aim of bringing together elected officials and leaders from around the world and fostering exchanges to promote an economy focused on people and respect for the environment.

Monday 01 MaySaturday 06 May
Dakar, Senegal

The Global Social Economy Forum 2023

For the first time, the Global Forum on the Social Economy will take place on the African continent, in the city of Dakar (Senegal). It will bring together elected officials, leaders and experts from around the world.

The objective is to impulse local policies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by promoting an economy that respects humans and the planet.

The Forum is organized by the GSEF Secretariat, the City of Dakar and RACTES.

The forum will deal with the following topics:

  • Africa, youth and women
  • Nature, land and territories
  • People and citizens as actors of societal transformations
  • Public initiatives, creativity and knowledge in service of social innovation.

What is the forum all about?

Every two years, the GSEF organizes a Global Forum on Social Economy, co-constructed with member cities across the continents.

It is a key memntum for the Social Economy. Each edition adopts a declaration binding the host cities and participants to formalize the commitment to work for a human-centered economy in order to achieve the SDGs. This gathering is intended to be a platform for mutual learning, knowledge and vision exchange.