Monday, February 7, 2011

World Social Forum Kicks Off in Dakar

Gino Cocchiaro (Natural Justice) is in Dakar, Senegal, this week to attend the World Social Forum (WSF). The WSF is described by its Secretariat as "an open meeting place where social movements, networks, NGOs and other civil society organizations opposed to neo-liberalism and a world dominated by capital or by any form of imperialism come together to pursue their thinking, to debate ideas democratically, formulate proposals, share their experiences freely, and network for effective action." The Forum's Charter of Principles were drawn together following the first WSF in 2001 in Brazil.

Gino will be taking part in a side event on biopiracy, organized and supported by Collectif pour une alternative à la Biopiraterie, and focusing on the San-Hoodia and Nestle-Rooibos/Honeybush cases from South Africa. For more about Natural Justice's work on the Nestle case, please visit our Campaigns page.

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