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Dakar 2011

WSF Newsletter, January 6th 2011

quinta-feira 6 de janeiro de 2011, por , WSF Newsletter

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In this newsletter

Registration of organization until January 9th

To register
Step by step

Expanded Activities
Assemblies of Convergence

Registration of Communicators

WSF Online



2011 World Social Forum

World Forum of Theology and Liberation

World Assembly of Migrants



São Paulo Social Forum



Registration of organization until January 9th


The registration for the centralized edition of the 2011 World Social Forumwill be open up until January 9th. The event is going to take place on February 6-11, in Dakar, Senegal, at the Cheikh Anta Diop University Campus. For communicators, the deadline is the same, but individual registration will be kept open. The general program will be organized on the following way:


1st day (02/06/2011): Opening March
2nd day (02/07/2011): Day of Africa and Diasporas
3rd day (02/08/2011): Self-organized activities

4th day (02/09/2011): Self-organized activities
5th day (02/10/2011): Assemblies of Convergence
6th day (02/11/2011): Assemblies of Convergence / Assembly of Assemblies


To register

There are two modes of registration: individual and of organizations. Organizations can send up to 5 delegates and register 3 activities, which will be confirmed after the payment of registration fees is made. Deadline for registering and payment is on January 9th.

Click here to access the registration area.

For registration fees, click here.


Step by step

In case you have any difficulty in filling in the forms or to learn more on the registration process, please click here and go the Step by Step page.



If you are having doubt on which axis is more suitable for your activity, click here to read them again.


Expanded Activities

The “Expanded Dakar” activities will be held on February 4-13 2011. You and your organization can prepare from a distance an action taking place on your city, neighborhood, school or workplace, aiming to take part at the 2011 WSF, even not physically present in Dakar. In case you are interested, please write to facilit.espaco.fsm.extendido@gmail.com with the following information: Location, Date, Time, Proposing Organization, Contact Person, Theme, Activity’s format. For more information: http://openfsm.net/projects/dakar-etendu/invit/#EN



A strong team of local African language volunteers is presently being recruited and will be trained in Dakar. We will also need a number of experienced and professional interpreters from outside Senegal for other languages. The list of required languages will be compiled from the list of speakers and the requests of the participant delegations, but will mainly be French, English, Portuguese, Spanish and Arabic.

Due to budgetary constraints, we can only select volunteers from Africa and Europe. Tickets from the Americas or Asia are unfortunately too expensive. In accordance with Babels rules, we will ensure there is a balance of experienced and first-time interpreters in the booths. The selection process will also be transparent and inclusive. We will document every step of the selection process and report on it publicly, via the Babels forum and mailing list.

Availability: we will be organizing training sessions for community interpreters prior to the Forum. If you can come earlier to help with this training, with the additional forums or general logistic tasks please tell us.

The WSF-OC will pay for your ticket and accommodation. There will be a per diem of 15000 cfa/day (22€) to cover your food and transport (which will cost less than that). Accommodation will probably be in shared flats. More information on logistics will be provided later on.

If you are interested in participating, please go to the following URL: http://goo.gl/KV1me and fill out the form. We will contact you shortly to confirm your registration. If you are selected, we will inform you as early as possible.

Please send your answers to logistique@wsf2011.org



The Organizing Committee of the 2011 World Social Forum, to be held on February 6-11, in Dakar (Senegal) is making a call for people who wish to volunteer at the event. Apart from Senegal, people from neighboring countries (Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Mauritania), but groups from Europe, Americas, Asia etc are also expected. It will be given priority to those who are interested in volunteering and speak French and English fluently. For those who do not live in Dakar, the Committee cannot cover any travel or accommodation expenses.

Click here to download the volunteer registration form. More information: volontaire@wsf2011.org



The Logistics Commission of the Organizing Committee has listed the hotels and inns, furnished apartments, villas, the home stay, etc.

Hotels: group rates are available in some hotels from which you can make your reservation directly: http://africansocialforum.org/doc/fsm/dkr2011/liste_hotel.pdf. For those who want to book hotels, apartments and dormitories, a local team can facilitate your booking. Facilitation dakarguestservices: http://www.dakarguestmultiservices.com/Reservation.html

Homestay: Contact the Secretariat via e-mail: secretariat@wsf2011.org / logistique@wsf2011.org and phone + 221 / 33 825 13 81. The Commission is currently negotiating group rates and identifies families willing to host participants. To this end, a form of homestay is designed to entertain families, who would be willing to host participants in their homes. Family Form for Homestay: http://fsm2011.org/en/accommodation-1

For anyone wishing to stay "homestay" and who would benefit from the facilities that will be obtained, please contact the Secretariat at email listed below.



Organizations can request for exhibition stalls. To do so click the Stalls tab on the menu bar during the Registration process and request your stall. Please, mind the fees, see them here.


Assemblies of Convergence

Guidelines for registering Assemblies of Convergence will be soon available.


Registration of Communicators

It is necessary to download a form, fill it up and send it until January 9th to: medias@wsf2011.org, enregistrement@wsf2011.org ou secretariat@wsf2011.org. Access: http://fsm2011.org/en/node/836/



To be granted a visa in order to participate at the 2011 WSF in Dakar, we strongly recommend you to look for the Senegalese embassies and consulates in your countries/regions. These services were already informed by the Senegalese authorities and they intend to make the process easier. Other than that, for countries where there is no Senegalese Embassy, participants should get in touch as soon as possible with the Secretariat of the Organizing Commission: secretariatcomiteforumdakar@yahoo.fr or midiouf@yahoo.fr

T: 00221/ 33 825 13 81 or 00221/ 77 632 67 80



Event: 2011 World Social Forum
Location: Dakar (Senegal)
Date: February 6-11

Contact: Secretariat of African Social Forum Council - asf@africansocialforum.org / National Secretariat of the Organizing Committee - secretariat@fsm2011.org
Website: http://fsm2011.org/

Event: World Forum of Theology and Liberation
Location: Dakar, Senegal

Date: February 5-11
Contact: Permanent Secreatariat of the WFTL - T/f + 55 51 3320 3940 / permanentsecretariat@wftl.org
Website: www.wftl.org

Event: World Assembly of Migrants

Location: Dakar, Senegal
Date: February 02-04
Contact: contact@cmmigrants.org
Website: www.cmmigrants.org/goree/

Event: São Paulo Social Forum
Location: São Paulo (Brazil)
Date: May
Contact: fssp2011@gmail.com

Website: http://forumsocialsp.org.br/

 WSF Online




a) International Ciranda of Independent Information

Ciranda is an initiative taken by participants of the WSF that work together in order to organize shared coverage of events from the standpoint, work and solidarity and collective actions of alternative media. Currently, articles on the coup d’Etat in Honduras are featured on the website. Read more

b) Radio Social Forum

Learn more on the Radio Social Forum, a space shared by the radio broadcasters participating in the World Social Forum process, which produces free information on radio broadcast format. Read more

c) Open FSM

Get to know the social network that gathers activists and militants of all around the world identified with the WSF Charter of Principles. This open virtual space allows the exchange of information and the realization of debates between the participants of the Forum process and those who are interested. Read more


The website WSF TV keeps on exhibiting audiovisual productions related to themes of the World Social Forum. This internet portal can be used to host videos recorded by any person or organization identified with the WSF Charter of Principles.Read more

e) Virtual Media Center

A Virtual Press Room created to contribute to the 2010 World Social Forum Process as one of the references for journalists / means of communication to follow the events happening towards the 2011 WSF in Dakar. In it you will find press kits, news, releases in several languages, clipping, and also material as symbols and other high-resolution images. Read more

To send any content suggestions and/or receive the WSF newsletter please write to fsmsite @ forumsocialmundial.org.br with "SUGGESTION" and/or "REGISTRATION" on the subject line.

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