Málaga will host the second edition of NESI Global Forum, the ‘Global Forum for the New Economy and Social Innovation’ 

  • NESI Global Forum, internationally regarded as the ‘Davos of the new economy’, will take place from 24 to 26 April 2019
  • The event is co-organised by the Ayuntamiento de Malaga, the Diputacion de Malaga and the University of Malaga, in collaboration with CIFAL Malaga, part of UNITAR

Malaga, 11 December. The Ayuntemiento de Malaga hosted a presentation from NESI Global Forum 2019, the ‘Global Forum of the New Economy and Social Innovation’, which will take place in the Palace of Congress of Malaga between 24 and 26 April 2019.M

Considered to be the ‘Davos of the new economy’, the first NESI Global Forum held in the capital of the Costa del Sol in 2017 brought together more than 700 participants from more than 40 countries, including businesspeople, academics and social activists working to build a new economy in service to people and planet.

“With this next edition of the NESI Global Forum we want to position Malaga as a global example of the new economy and social innovation, as well as co-create ideas and proposals for bringing about system change and creating a wellbeing economy based on people,” said Diego Isabel, founder of the NESI Forum.

The councilor for Social Rights of the City of Malaga, Raúl Jiménez, stressed that Malaga once again welcome this forum that contributes to its position as a reference point at international level in terms of new economies and social innovation. In addition, Jiménez has stressed that this edition of NESI will be focused on how to contribute from the local to the fulfilment of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN, to which Malaga is clearly committed. In this regard, he recalled that the City will develop an Action Plan to comply with the SDGs so that economic growth is compatible with the fact that no one is left behind.

For his part, the vice president of the Diputación and deputy of Equality and Social Innovation has highlighted the commitment of the provincial institution for social innovation with the La Noria Centre that is positioned after 5 years as an international benchmark.

“The NESI Global Forum will highlight the experiences of entrepreneurship and social innovation that are being developed in the province, giving voice in an international environment to social entities that function as a driver of change”, he said. 

“NESI Forum is presented as an opportunity for the University both from the point of view of research, training and innovation and social entrepreneurship. We are sure of an active participation of the students of the university and in NESI Forum we see an inspiration to redesign new training programs, to redesign our social entrepreneurship policies and as a space dedicated to the values ??associated with the culture of innovation, shared from the UMA “affirmed the vice-rector of Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship of the University of Malaga, Rafael Ventura.

Finally, the director of CIFAL Málaga and fellow UNITAR, Julio Andrade, said that this Forum aims to empower the leaders of our society to apply their social innovation strategies to transform their environments, without leaving anyone behind.

The thematic axes of the NESI Global Forum will deal with the three basic needs (food, housing and clothing) and three resources that make them possible (energy, finances and work)

This edition will gather more participants and speakers than in 2017, and will focus on co-creating, through social innovation, a new economy (Circular Economy, Social and Solidarity Economy, Economy of the Common Good, Economy Collaborative and Ethical Finance, among others), linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations and the Paris Agreement to curb climate change.

The NESI Global Forum is delivered in collaboration with the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll), a global initiative that connects movements working to create a economy at the service of people and the planet. The Forum is co-organized by the Málaga City Council, the Diputación de Málaga and the University of Málaga. It will also be supported by CIFAL Málaga, a subsidiary of the United Nations Institute for Vocational Training and Research (UNITAR).

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