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FYEG and the World Social Forum in Dakar

The 10th World Social Forum, the second in Africa, took place in Dakar, Senegal, in the second week of February.

Like the previous time the WSF was in Africa, FYEG was present, as were the Green Group of the European Parliament, and the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation of the German Green Party. The Green Group arranged a full-day seminar on land- and sea-grabbing, with a focus on development policies and the EU-Senegal fisheries agreements. The Heinrich-Böll-Foundation focused on the topic of the Commons, shared-use resources, and their management, in a half-day seminar. Both of these events were well attended, with very diverse audiences.

  • A FYEG video report can be seen here.
  • A report from German MEP Sven Giegold can be found here.
  • Information on the Green Group conference can be read here.
  • Personal report by MEP Ska Keller can be read here.