5th StreetNet International Congress in the eyes of Admin team "A remarkable moment for StreetNet International"
Ruby Essack, Congress Administrator
My impressions are that the Congress focus was predominantly about voting in the new leadership instead of being focused and used as an opportunity to discuss various strategic issues and strategies for the organization and its future.
I think that it is great that for the 1st time in history StreetNet has a woman president and who is also from Africa. She sounds very competent and I`m sure she will do StreetNet proud.
El Salvador - Through dialog and negotiation, we all win!
In El Salvador we initiated a tripartite dialog process at the beginning of August 2015 between local government, central government via the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, private enterprise (representative of the ANEP) and various organisations brought together in the NATIONAL VENDORS ENTITY formed by the FEDERATION OF UNIONS OF INDEPENDENT VENDORS OF EL SALVADOR, FESTIVES, NATIONAL VENDORS COORDINATOR (CNV) AND VARIOUS INDEPENDENT ORGANISATIONS, we formed the TRIPARTITE MUNICIPAL DIALOG ROUND TABLE (MMDT) with the support of the ILO.
12th Southern Africa Civil Society Forum and StreetNet-SATUCC Regional Workshop on the implementation of ILO Recommendation 204 on “Transitions from the informal to the Formal Economy”
The 12th Southern Africa Civil Society forum took place at Lugogo Conference Centre in Mbabane, Swaziland from the 15th to the 17th of August 2016. A total of eight informal economy organisations from eight Southern African countries participated with ZCIEA represented by ten delegates led by the organisation’s National President Lorraine Sibanda.
Hard efforts of street vendors in Rwanda lead to positive outcomes
Jeannette NYIRAMASENGESHO, President of Syndicat des Travailleurs Independents de l’Economie Informelle (SYTRIECI), StreetNet affiliate from Rwanda, clarifies the situation of street vendors in her country, namely after the spread of news in social media by Rwanda local government about construction of 12 mini markets for approximately 8000 former street vendors in Rwanda capital - Kigali city who will be exempted from taxes for one year which means they will not pay rent or taxes for within the whole year.