ASEC gives a session in The ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples’ Forum ACSC/APF 2022
Article by Ripess Intercontinental, December 2022
The ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples’ Forum (ACSC/APF) is an annual forum of civil society organisations from ASEAN Member States held in parallel with the ASEAN Summit. The meeting is organised by civil society in the country that holds the ASEAN Chairmanship. As Cambodia is the Chair of ASEAN for this year, ACSC/APF was hosted in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on 2-4 November 2022.
The theme of the APF 2022 was: ‘Enhancing civic space for the Southeast Asian Peoples engagement in realizing the challenges of authoritarianism, democracy and pluralism’. Under this overarching theme, five convergence spaces are organised so that participants are able to share their expertise and experiences in tackling similar or interrelated issues; and find ways to develop, collaborate, and advance national and regional campaigns. This term of reference will relate to convergence space number 3 with the theme: Combating Neoliberalism for Economic Justice, Climate Justice, and Food Sovereignty, which will be co-convenors by Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Foundation, Pan Nature, ASEC. Specifically, this workshop session would like to share the practice of transformative economy has been done by Social Solidarity Economy (SSE) organizations or enterprises in Southeast Asia countries.