ILO shares its work on social economy in the Maghreb at the 11th Convergences World Forum

ILO Algiers Office Director Mr Mohamed Ali Deyahi presented good practices and lessons learned from ILO engagement with the social and solidarity economy (SSE) in the Maghreb at an international forum in Paris.

News | 27 September 2018
The 11th Convergences World Forum was organized in Paris on 3 and 4 September 2018 through a wide network of partners including ACTED, Crédit Coopératif, City of Paris, BNP Paribas, EcoAct Group, Directorate-General for Global Affairs of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France, and Palais Brongniart.

Since its launch in 2008, Convergences has been a platform for thought, advocacy and mobilization in Europe to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the development of a “Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty” world. Its mission is to organise debates, mobilize thoughts and actions, spread good practices and encourage the co-construction of partnerships and innovative solutions.

The 2018 edition of the Convergences World Forum gathered around 5,000 professionals including from governments, enterprises, academic circles, international cooperation agencies, and other non-profit organizations to discuss innovative solutions to fight against poverty and precariousness in the world under the theme “Make society, Make tomorrow”. The two day event covered a wide range of topics concerning SDGs 3 (Good health and well-being), 4 (Quality education), 8 (Decent work and economic growth), 11 (Sustainable cities and communities) and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals).

Mr Mohamed Ali Deyahi, Director of the ILO Office in Algiers for the Maghreb countries, participated in a fishbowl session on “Building on social economy for economic development and inclusion in the Maghreb countries” along with other speakers from Lab’ess, Project 2521, Université Hassan II de Casablanca, Dar El Ain, Fondation Maan, Government of Morocco, Acacias Pour Tous, Dream in Tunisia, and Government of France. In his interventions Mr Deyahi provided good practices and lessons learned from ILO engagement with the social and solidarity economy in the Maghreb around the creation of an enabling environment including conducive legislation, supportive institutions and an effective social dialogue process.