International Council

The International Council meets annually, consisting of representation by eleven (11) elected members, in addition to the International President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, of whom at least (50%) must be women.

The current International Council is:

  • Oscar Silva (President) (SIVARA, Argentina)
  • Juliana Brown Afari (Vice President) (StreetNet Ghana)
  • César García Arnal (Secretary) (UPTA, Spain)
  • Souley Zeinabou Abou Barma (Treasurer) (FENASEIN, Niger)
  • Narayan Prasad Neupane (NEST, Nepal)
  • Hardy Vallejos Ramírez (SINTRALOC, Chile)
  • Vilma Suyapa Arévalo Cruz(FOTSSIEH, Honduras)
  • Sandra Yadira Flores Jimenez (CTCP, Nicaragua)
  • Pedro Luis Ramirez Barbosa(UGTI-CUT, Colombia)
  • Komi Mensanh Kessouagni (FENASEIN, Niger)
  • Gladys Mponda(MUFIS, Malawi)
  • Madeleine Tounkara(CNTG, Guinee)
  • Mamadou Fall (SUDEMS, Senegal)
  • Fatoumata Bintou Yafa Mangara (CNTS, Senegal)
  • Hellen Achayo (KENASVIT)

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StreetNet International

StreetNet International is an alliance of street vendors. It was launched in Durban, South Africa, in November 2002.

Membership-based organizations (unions, co-operatives or associations) directly organizing street vendors, market vendors and/or hawkers among their members, are entitled to affiliate to StreetNet International.

The aim of StreetNet is to promote the exchange of information and ideas on critical issues facing street vendors, market vendors and hawkers (i.e. mobile vendors) and on practical organizing and advocacy strategies