Every two years, the GSEF holds a Global Social Economy Forum, in partnership with member cities around the world. It has become a key event for the social and solidarity economy (SSE), demonstrating how this concept is embodied today. This year, the Forum will be held in Africa for the first time. Dakar, the capital of Senegal, is a gateway to the continent. A cosmopolitan city, open to the world, and distinguished by the vibrant social fabric of its everyday life.