• Africa: Hakima Abbas, AWID. 

  • Asia: Shalmali Guttal, Focus on the Global South

  • Brazil: Renata Boulos, Inst. of Int'l Cooperation for Development-INCIDE

  • Europe: Christophe Aguiton, Attac France 

  • Latin America: Pablo Solon, Fundacion Solon

  • North America: Cindy Wiesner, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance

The Facilitation Team secretariat is being managed by RÏSE in Montreal. Contact Pierre (pierre.beaudet@uottawa.ca or Raphael Canet (canet.raphael@gmail.com) for more information.

Additional participants were selected based on

  • Their engagement with different communities and networks 

  • Their different visions and approaches 

  • Their current engagement in strategic initiatives and innovative experiences within various sectors 

  • The overall contribution they can bring to the discussions and outcomes of the symposium.

The Facilitation Team has finally confirmed the final participants list, which will be made available to registered participants only.

The agenda included discussion and analysis of:


  • The current global situation and dynamics.

  • Different systemic alternatives in action around issues like food, energy, labor, democracy, women, municipalism, climate change, and others to be decided.

  • New strategies to strengthen organizing efforts and for resourcing systemic alternatives in different parts of the world.