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UNRISD at the World Social Forum, Nairobi, 20-25 January 2007

19 Jan 2007



UNRISD will be present and participating from 20 to 25 January 2007 as movements, networks, coalitions and other progressive forces from Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and North America come together in Nairobi, Kenya for the seventh edition of the World Social Forum. More than 150,000 delegates from all over the world are expected for more than 1,000 activities: organizers are hailing the event as "five days of cultural resistance and celebration; panels, workshops, symposia, processions, film nights and more".

Rallying around the clarion call "Another World Is Possible", the World Social Forum has placed social justice, international solidarity, gender equality, peace and defence of the environment on the agenda of the world’s peoples.

UNRISD is hosting a two-part Colloquium on Global Civil Society Movements: Dynamics in International Campaigns and National Implementation during the Forum:
  • Part 1 - Monday 22 January, 11:30am to 2:00pm, Room no. 5 IN-Upper, Gate 05
  • Part 2 - Monday 22 January, 2:30pm to 5:00pm, Room no. 23 IN-Lower, Gate 23
Forum participants are also invited to talk with UNRISD representatives, and learn more about the work and publications of the Institute, at the UNRISD stall during WSF2007.

UNRISD Director Thandika Mkandawire will also be in Nairobi to take part in parallel events being held by UNESCO, ISGN, and IDEAS.