Towards a solidarity economy investment fund
This text as a PDF: The-Octagon
This document outlines a structure and certain processes of an investment fund, dedicated for the solidarity economy area.
The model fund, called „The Octagon”, will be an intermediary between the realm of solidarity economy and the external entities, at the inter-community level.
The main role of The Octagon is to mediate between solidarity and non-solidarity entities, providing flow of funds to the solidarity sector and non-financial benefits to the external stakeholders. It will also play a role of a firewall, separating solidarity entities from the pressure put by non-solidarity environment.
The whole system will be based upon principles of solidarity economy, open technologies and cooperative movement. Continue reading The Octagon
While we are talking about any high tech solutions, we always need to make an educated choice, basically between two ways of obtaining them. Continue reading Proprietary versus Open Source. General remarks.
R&D infrastructure for resilient development
The goal of the project is to build a technological facility in Greece, as a part of cooperation between Rojava and its European supporters. The facility (Techno-Hub) will be also first node of the planned network of solidarity economy entities throughout Europe and Kurdistan.
To suport Rojava recovery and redevelopment we need to test and implement technologies specifically designed both for political context and local resources.
The goal is not just to make Rojava alive and sustainable, but also to make it resistant against future disasters and assaults. Continue reading Rojava Support Technology Hub