INVITATION to join the Asia Pacific Social Forum process
Dear friends, comrades, brothers and sisters in the social movements,
An Asia WSF Mobilization process has begun, to re-connect with the global WSF process of exchanges among social movements which emerged from 2001 in Porto Alegre around the slogan- «Another World is Possible!».
This WSF process was conceived as a global dynamic of movements aimed at challenging the narratives from the dominant power, as seen in the Davos’ World Economic Forum, and seeking alternatives that prioritise social justice and equity.
Asian participation in the WSF process in the last decade was quite limited due to various reasons. However, since 26thJuly 2021, many social movements, civil society and people’s organizations in the region, began a process of coming together, on a monthly basis in a discussion called “Asia mobilising in WSF » to work towards an Asian social forum process.
An inclusive Asia Facilitation Group was thus initiated on 26th September 2021 to prepare a proposal for taking further the implementation of the initiative to present to the broader monthly meeting of Asia Mobilizing group which are normally held on the 26 th of every month.
October 26th meeting 2021 decided to convene an online Asia Pacific Social Forum Event from 18 th to 20 th, February 2022. It was felt that it would be a useful first step for Asian movements/networks in the shaping of an Asia Pacific social forum process
The february event consisted of over 40 self organized online “activities”, prepared by various organisations or sets of organisations.
After a WSF mexico with no access to visa for asian participants a next step has been an inperson meeting in Bangkok and now a in-person meeting in Kathmandu on 116 17 18 th January 2023
We invite everyone in Asia and the Asia Pacific to participate in the upcoming steps Asia Pacific Social Forum process. The website for this process is currently https://www.asiasocialforum.net/
Please let us know your interest through clicking and filling this «join Asia Pacific Social forum process» ONLINE FORM :
A. Asia Pacific social forum process meeting each 26th of the month
B. «Asia Pacific WSF Mobilisation Group» on Whatsapp and / or through a mailing list
C inclusion in thematic Connections spaces (Whatspp groups), where to intercommunicate about expectations and intentions, and possibly prepare, with some other organizations met there , joint activities, and or joint initiatives of actions
D Creation of account in the website from where to make visible the organization, announce activities ( preferrably with other co preparing organisations) and public actions (with other co initiator organizations)
See links below related to this event
Looking forward to your participation
Facilitating group for this APSF process
( about 40 organizations to date)
( announcements received by email to email@example.com)
1/ Contact with facilitating group for the Asia Pacific WSF mobilizing process at : firstname.lastname@example.org
2/ Visit Asia Pacific Social forum Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/975150239699104
3/ Asia Pacific Social forum event website https://www.asiasocialforum.net/ is up for receiving registration of organizations, announcement of self organized activities announcement of public action dates throughout 2022
4/ For more information on recent WSF process, please visit: https://wsf2022.net/ https://wsf2021.net/programa-evento/ and https://wsf2021.net,( WSF virtual 2021) https://wsf2018.org/en/ ( WSF 2018) and http://openfsm.net/ ( WSF documentation) – see also WSF principles, to be respected when organizing and participating in an event
5/ You are also welcome to make your organization visible in the larger WSF process on https://join.wsforum.net/ , https://join.wsforum.net/organizations and announce there also activities and /*initiatives of action – see step by step indications here https://wsf2021.net/make-visible-your-organization-in-join-wsf-en/