The South Solidarity Initiative (SSI), set up in April 2013, is a knowledge-activist hub currently hosted by ActionAid India. The SSI aims to encourage critical debate and policy intervention on international issues related to India, be in solidarity with social movements and progressive actors in the south and push for alternatives that articulate a new internationalism.
Our key areas of work include trade, investment, agriculture, land, development aid and public services. We aim to conduct research and analysis on India’s role abroad and engagement with various southern forums (such as BRICS, IBSA) and international institutions.
We will contribute to south-south solidarity by facilitating platforms (through workshops, conferences, people to people exchanges) in Asia, Africa and Latin America for activists, researchers and academics to engage in policy and academic debate. Groups, platforms and institutions that we have worked with in India and abroad include:
- Centre of Science and Technology for Rural Development (COSTFORD)
- Centre for Informal Sector and Labour Studies (CIS& LS) at Jawaharlal Nehru University
- Institute for Chinese Studies
- IDEAS and Macroscan
- Focus on the Global South
- Municipal Services Project
- Our World is Not for Sale
- Peoples Health Movement
- Third World Network
- Transnational Institute