StreetNet’s Five-Year Plan

2009 – 2013

Activity 1 – Organising and Representation (Gates Foundation funds 2009 – 2013)

1.1 Strengthening StreetNet’s affiliated organisations

  • Leadership training
  • Social Protection follow-up
  • Meetings/workshops (for which we never had funds in 2006-2008)

(a) regional workshops of StreetNet member organisations and potential member organizations;

(b) country workshops to assist organisations to:

  • come together to form national or city alliances;
  • identify ways of working together on various issues;
  • enter into joint collective bargaining with authorities;
  • Organisational support;
  • Collective negotiations;
  • International forums;

1.2 expansion of organisation of street vendors, informal market vendors and hawkers in the Caribbean and Eastern Europe.

1.3 inclusion of urban poor in decision-making: achieving new frontiers in inclusive city policies & practices.

1.4 research on Sao Paulo and other Brazilian cities’ statutory negotiations structures.

Activity 2 – Campaigns (Gates Foundation funds 2009 – 2013)

2.1 WCCA (World Class Cities for All) campaign:

2.1.1 South Africa (linked to 2010 FIFA World Cup)

2.1.2 India (linked 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi)

2.1.3 Brazil (linked to 2014 FIFA World Cup)

2.1.4 initiation in other countries.

2.2 Street Vendors’ Manifesto campaign

2.3 Litigation campaigns

2.4 Media and Publicity campaigns

2.5 Other campaigns (identified by International Council)

Activity 3 – Capacity-building (Gates Foundation funds 2009 – 2013)

3.1 Develop and pilot innovative training methods and methodologies.

Activity 4 – Projects (Gates Foundation funds 2009 – 2013)

4.1 Street vendors organising waste collectors in Africa;

4.2 Street vendors’ census in Durban and Nairobi;

4.3 Building capacity of DITSELA as workers’ education institution for SADC region.

Other activities (FNV Netherlands funds 2009 – 2011)

International theme workshops:

  • Employment relations among informal traders (2009)
  • Street vendors and world trade (2010)
  • Street vendors and disability (2011)

Exchange visits

Documentation

  • website;
  • newsletters.

StreetNet – SATUCC project (Canadian Labour Congress funds 2008 – 2012)

2008 – regional workshop (already held in Johannesburg in November 2008)

2009 – country activities in Angola, Botswana, Nigeria and Zimbabwe;

2010 – regional mid-term workshop;

2011 – country activities in Angola, Botswana, Nigeria and Zimbabwe;

2012 – final regional assessment and evaluation workshop.