GTA in WSF 2024

On this page, you will find the activities where GTAGlobal Tapestry of Alternatives has participated in the World Social Forum 2024, either as co-organizer or with the presence of some its Facilitation Team members. To see the full agenda and more information please visit the official WSF site.

GTA in WSF 2024

The GTA as Co-organizers

The GTA has co-organized the following panels:

Radical Democracy and Autonomy: Current Practice and Future Visions

Date: 16th February, 2024

Time: 11:30 am - 1 pm, 2 pm - 3:30 pm Nepal time

Venue: NLC-BLC C-F2- R(C105)

Type of Session: Offline

About Sessions

Our first session was on presenting existing practices of radical democracy, and our second session followed up with principles of radical democracy emerging from ground experiences, along with exploring what can be done to spread, deepen, and strengthen radical democracy.

Our second session examined principles of radical democracy emerging from ground experiences, along with exploring what can be done to spread, deepen, and strengthen radical democracy.


Climate Negativism and the Far Right: Exploring Organic Bridges Between Research, Strategy And Social Action

Date: 16th February, 2024

Time: 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm Nepali Time

Type of Session: Hybrid

Venue: RR-BLC B-F1-R (8)

About Session

This digital session presented by the University and Social Commitment Network of Seville, in cooperation with GTA, was designed with a participatory methodology inspired by the Freirean pedagogical-political legacy to confront the “cultural war” launched by the extreme right, around the relationship of Climate Negativism with the Far Right.

This activity was also conceived as a continuation and/or post-event of the second conference of the Political Ecology of the Extreme Right (PEFR) Network.

Logistical support for the access link to the session was provided in Uppsala, Sweden, by Daniel Mossberg + Azril Bacal (contact person and facilitator) of the “Café con Paulo Freire” program at CEMUS (www.cemus.uu.se).


The GTA as Participants

Members of the GTA Facilitation team, along with some Endorsers, will be participating at the following events:

Towards Peace, Food Sovereignty and Climate Justice

Date: 16th February, 2024

Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am Nepali Time

Type of Session: Offline

Link for participation:

https://www.wsf2024nepal.org/organization/activity/293

About Session

In the last years the multiple crises have deepened worldwide. Nearly all the State prone and market-oriented powers including international Institutions like the United Nations, NATO, the European Union, and Russia have by action or lack of action drowned the world into a sea of bloody wars, economic and ecological disasters and neocolonial injustices.

The only possibility left to tackle this disaster is a worldwide rural and urban mobilization of the civil society on all continents and all fields of action, fighting for peace and justice in every community, municipality and city of the world.

This panel discussion pursued the purpose of having an open discussion about these priorities in a consensually established time frame starting with Peace as a necessary condition for social, political and environmental justice and Justice as a necessary condition for Peace.

Building The World Social Forum On Transformative Economies In Colombia 2024

Date: 17th February, 2024

Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am Nepali Time

Venue: Api Himal (Bhrikuti Mandap)

Type of Session: Offline

About Session

Presentation of the World Social Forum of Transformative Economies (WSFTE)

Future Of The World Social Forum

Date: 17th February, 2024

Time: 3:45 pm – 5:15 PM Nepali Time

Type of Session: Offline

About Session

Panel discussion on the directions and facilitation of the World Social Forum, in continuation of tradition started by the Network Institute for Global Democratization et al

South Asia Vikalp Sangam

Date: 17th February, 2024

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Nepali Time

Venue: RR-BLC C-F2-R (17)

Type of Session: Offline

About Session

This was a session between South Asia groups, a space to network and come together as a Sangam.

Food Justice: Quest For Addressing Planetary Health And Global Food Crisis

Date: 17th February, 2024

Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Nepali Time

Venue: Kanchenjunga (Bhrikuti Mandap)

Type of Session: Offline

About Session

We are facing complex and interconnected challenges in food security across the globe. It has become more and more vital to understand the impact of industrial agriculture on soil as we witness polluted air and water. The record-breaking climate threats because of massive greenhouse gas emissions; rising temperatures, unpredictable weather patterns, and extreme events in farming practices pose threats to our food system.

As a result, there is continued depletion of resources, environment degradation, and biodiversity losses impacting growing displacements, migrations, and conflicts in all life forms globally.

Our aim for the assembly was to share, reflect on the experiences, and talk about the evidence and facts of urgency to act. In solidarity, for change that we need in our society now and today. We propose dto collectively explore these issues in this forum with a loud voice and commitment to change.

Nature’s Tapestry: Redefining Boundaries & Territories, An Exploration in South Asia

Date: 18th February, 2024

Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Nepali Time

Venue: RR-BLC B-F3-R (BCA A)

Type of Session: Offline

About Session

In response to ecological collapse and societal challenges, there’s a global call for holistic solutions, with bioregionalism emerging as a framework to reconnect human communities with their habitats, enabling local interdependence and grassroots stewardship. The session aimed to explore the framework in the South Asian context.

Other editions

You can get information of GTA's participation in other editions of the WSF: