World Social Forum in Dakar: Programme of activities

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 00:00

The Global Progressive Forum is organising four Roundtables in the framework of the World Social Forum 2011 in Dakar, together with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and Solidar.

You can click here to download the full programme in PDF format.

Sunday 2nd February 2011

Opening March

Monday 2nd February 2011

Day of Africa and Diasporas

Tuesday 8th February

12.30 -14.00 Workshop 1: “Water: The urgent need for global solidarity to protect a public good”

Moderator: Ernst Stetter, Secretary General, FEPS


- Martine Aubry, First Secretary, PS, France


- Mamadou Faye, Former Water Minister, Senegal

- Jo Leinen, Member of the European Parliament, S&D Group, Germany

- Martin Lofete, Vice-president, CSC, Democratic Republic of Congo

- Uttam SINHA, Research Fellow, IDSA, India

14.00 -15.30 Workshop 2: “Migration: Key for Global Development?”

 Moderator: Javier Moreno Sanchez, Secretary General, GPF


- Massimo D’ALEMA, President of FEPS, former Prime Minister of Italy


- Corina Cretu, International Secretary, Member of the European Parliament, PSD, Romania

- Jesus CALDERA SÁNCHEZ-CAPITÁN, Executive Vice-President, Ideas Foundation, Spain

- Barry Gilder, Mapungubwe Institute, Former Director-General Department of Home Affairs, South Africa

- Ramesh BADAL, General Secretary, GFONT, Nepal  

- Christa Randzio-Plath, Vice-President, VENRO, Germany

- Kristian Vigenin, PES Presidency Member, Member of the European Parliament, BSP, Bulgaria

16.00 -18.30 Workshop 3: “Global social protection: An agenda for all”

Moderator: Conny Reuter, Secretary General, SOLIDAR


- Marc BECKER, Advisor, CSC, Belgium

- Kurosh Danesh, Immigration Coordinator, CGIL, Italy

- Zita Gurmai, PES Women President, Member of the European Parliament, MSZP, Hungary 

- Mohamed Haidour, Secretary on Migration, CCOO, Spain

- Drame Ndiankou, Representative, CGIL, Italy

- Robert MKezalamba, Secretary General, MCTU, Malawi

- Suman SAHAI, Founder, Gene Campaign, India

- Daniel Van Daele, National Secretary, FGTB, Belgium

18.00 - 20.00   FEPS Reception

Wednesday 9th February

08.30 -10.30 Workshop 4: “Fair Trade, Decent Work, Financial transaction tax: A New Progressive Agenda”

Moderator: Philip Cordery, Secretary General, PES


- Kwasi ADU-AMANKWAH, General Secretary, ITUC Africa

- Kader Arif, Member of the European Parliament, PS, France

- Anne Demelenne, Secretary General, FGTB, Belgium

- Walter POMAR, Secretary General, Foro de Sao Paulo, Brazil 

- Henri Weber, Member of the European Parliament, PS, France

10.30 - 10.45 Closing of the GPF, FEPS, SOLIDAR, ITUC Seminar

 Speakers: Josef WEIDENHOLZER, President, SOLIDAR


Thursday 10th February : Assemblies of Convergence

For more information, please visit the World Social Forum website.

Friday 11th February : Assemblies of Convergence / Assembly of Assemblies

For more information, please visit the World Social Forum website.

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