On the 23 May, the vibrant town of Treforest, Wales, played host to the highly anticipated Global Solidarity Summit. This annual event brought together passionate individuals and organizations from Wales who are actively engaged in solidarity projects around the world.
With the aim of raising the profile of the sector in Wales, the Summit provided a platform for sharing experiences, fostering collaboration, and inspiring innovative solutions to global challenges. Under the theme of “(Re)Connecting Communities,” the Summit addressed the evolving realities of a post-Covid world and the importance of solidarity in rebuilding stronger, more resilient communities.
The plenary sessions of the Summit featured a line-up of prominent voices in the solidarity sector, who shared their insights, experiences, and visions for (re)connecting communities. Attendees were treated to thought-provoking presentations, panel discussions, and keynote speeches that explored various aspects of solidarity work. From addressing social inequalities to promoting sustainable development, the speakers highlighted the power of collective action and emphasized the urgent need for global solidarity in tackling pressing global challenges.
In addition to the plenary sessions, the Global Solidarity Summit offered a diverse range of interactive workshops, designed to provide practical knowledge and skills to participants. One such workshop was the hybrid workshop, which allowed both in-person and virtual attendees to actively engage with experts and learn about specific tools, methodologies, and best practices. These workshops provided a valuable platform for exchanging ideas, collaborating on projects, and discovering innovative approaches to community-based solidarity initiatives.
One of the key objectives of the Global Solidarity Summit was to raise the profile of the solidarity sector in Wales. The event showcased the remarkable work being done by local community groups, as well as Wales-based branches of international NGOs. By highlighting these efforts, the Summit aimed to inspire and empower others to get involved and contribute to global solidarity initiatives. It also provided a unique opportunity for organizations to form partnerships, share resources, and collaborate on projects, further strengthening the solidarity sector in Wales.
The Global Solidarity Summit was a resounding success, bringing together individuals and organizations committed to (re)connecting communities around the world. As the world continues to navigate the challenges of a post-Covid era, events like the Global Solidarity Summit play a vital role in fostering collaboration, innovation, and global understanding, ultimately working towards a more just and interconnected world.