Issue/WT foundation news2012.03.26 17:25

The Asian Forum for Solidarity Economy in Japan visited the Work Together Foundation
 
 

 

 

The organizing committee members of the Asian Forum for Solidarity Economy and professionals in the field of solidarity economy visited the Work Together Foundation on September 3rd.

The five people were preparing the Asian Forum for Solidarity Economy which would be held in this November, and visited Korea in order to research the practices of solidarity economy in Korea before the forum.

 

The Japanese delegation and Korean professionals in the field of social entrepreneurship agree with the importance of partnerships between Korea and Japan for the prosperity of solidarity economy.

  

Even though there are separate networks for co-operatives, social enterprises, and fair trade, this visit and the Asian Forum for Solidarity Economy are aiming at strengthening a broad organic network of the entire social economy. 


The first place they visited was the Work Together Foundation. The Korean hosts explained about the status and tasks of Korean social entrepreneurship. The Japanese delegation asked about the areas and working conditions of social enterprises in Korea, among other things. All the participants had a deep discussion about the sustainability of social enterprises.

 

In addition, they talked about the implications of social economy in this global financial crisis.

 

The Asian Forum for Solidarity Economy in this coming November would be an opportunity to deepen the understanding about solidarity economy in northeastern Asia.

 


 

 

   ① Uchida Shoko 
(Secretary-General, Pacific Asia Resource Center, Organizing Committee Office of Asian Forum for Solidarity Economy)

   ② Takahashi Mari 
(Pacific Asia Resource Center)

   ③ Gunji Mayumi 
(Chairman, WE21)

   ④ Tamasho Hiroki 
(Seikatsu Club Cooperatives)



 
 
 
Edited by Patrick Ferraro
Posted by hamkke