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Congress 2012: Call for Proposals

The Global Greens Coordination (GGC) is calling for ideas and proposals from all sections of the Global Greens family to help prepare for the third Global Greens Congress, the first in Africa.

As movements in north Africa take the lead in the democratic struggle, the Dakar Congress will be an opportunity to learn from and exchange with the African Greens.  A Global Green response is needed to address the challenges of a growing global food crisis, widespread government inaction on climate change and looming economic threats.  Congress 2012 will bring together Green experts, activists, and politicians from around the world to formulate a Global Green agenda for the second decade of the 21st century. 

The themes for Dakar 2012 will be:

  • Tackling climate change and supporting the clean energy revolution
  • Working for a Global Green New Deal and green economy
  • Promoting and supporting democracy and peace in Africa and globally
  • Protecting biodiversity
  • Strengthening the Global Greens

The GGC is inviting all groups that are part of the Global Greens family* to put forward ideas for speakers, workshops and side-meetings, proposals for resolutions including for possible common global projects, and other suggestions for consideration by the organising group.  These should preferably fit within the agreed themes but may cover other issues as well.

This is your chance to help shape the Congress and its outcomes.  Send your ideas and proposals to [email protected] by Monday 12th of September.

Congress preparations are well underway with the engagement of local event managers in Dakar and a Coordinator, Alice Rosmi, who will be based in Brussels. Decisions on the venue and other practical details are imminent.

The GGC is keen to encourage wide participation in Congress 2012. As well as submitting ideas and proposals, more well-off groups and individuals are asked to help support participation by young people, women and delegations from low income countries. Donations can be made on-line through the new Global Greens website in Euro’s, $US and $AU.  All sponsorships are welcome at here.

The Dakar Congress will set the Greens’ global agenda for the next five years and as we grow in strength and capacity will influence world politics. The GGC, the African Greens and Fédération Démocratique des Ecologistes du Sénégal (in French) invite you to join this exciting and essential development by being part of the Dakar 2012 Congress.

* The Global Green family includes all the green parties and green political movements belonging to the Global Green Federations/Networks.  Suggestions from member organizations as well as from the Young Greens, local groups, networks or green foundations are welcome.

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