The sixteenth session of the World Social Forum under the theme “Another World Now” is being held on February 15-19, 2024 in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.
The WSF serves as an open space and platform for the convergence of a diverse range of participants, including social movements, laborers, farmers, civil society groups, marginalized communities, and those affected by the impacts of neoliberal capitalism and privatization. The WSF’s purpose is to create reflective thinking, democratic debate of ideas, formulation of proposals, free exchange of experiences and interlinking for effective actions.
Thousands of individuals as well as groups from around the world attended the Kathmandu summit. The conference was attended by a four-member team, led by DSK Director of Microfinance Shamul Alam. Other members of the delegation include Samsul Alam Khan (Deputy Director of Microfinance), Al-Amin (Assistant Engineer/Water 1st International Supported Water and Sanitation Project), and Fatima Akhtar (Field Officer). The DSK delegation at the conference is participating in panels on economic inequality, health and social protection, climate justice, social movements, privatization/commercialization/communication, climate change action and disaster risk reduction, and water rights.