The following 27 audio recordings, unless otherwise noted, are on One can listen to them online, or with Realplayer, download them and listen to them later.


Dada Maheshvarananda, monk, author, activist, director of the Prout Research Institute of Venezuela: “What is Prout?”

Leopoldo Cook, former telecommunications chief of PDVSA, columnist, author, member of Board of Director of PRIV: “The Awakening of Consciousness: Prout and Socialism, Face-to-face.”

Didi Ananda Sadhana, (Netherlands-Venezuela) Director, Centro Madre, Barlovento, Venezuela: “The Experience of Barlovento”

Dada Jinanananda, (Congo-Brasil) Yoga monk: “Spirituality and Social Change”

Prof. Carlos Molina Camacho, former National Superintendent of Cooperatives and Savings Banks, professor of cooperative law at UCV: “Prout and the creation of a socioeconomic system that reconciles justice with freedom”

Jody Wright (Acharya Devanistha) (USA), Prout activist for 35 years, studied under P.R. Sarkar: “Sadvipras: Prout’s vision of enlightened leaders.”


Nora Castañeda, president of Banmujer,the Women’s Bank: “The Bank of Development of Women:A Grassroots Tool for the Construction of a Feminist Solidarity Economy.”

Dr. Alba Carosio, Director of Womens Studies Center of UCV, author: “Feminist Contributions to the Good Life.”


Maya Shita, General Coordinator of the Warao Tribe, leader of the El Moriche indigenous community: “Living Together in One World.”


Claudio Nascimento, (Brazil) Historian, activist, popular educator, author of several essays on self-management and the Solidarity Economy. Cabinet member of President Lula da Silva, member of the National Secretariat for Solidarity Economy of President Dilma Rousseff: “The Solidarity Economy and Self-Management: Principle of Communal Power.”

Camila Piñeiro Harnecker: (Chile-Cuba) researcher and professor at the Center of Studies on the Cuban Economy, University of Havana: “Potentials and Risks of Cooperatives in Socialist Construction.”

Elvy Monzant, Dean of the School of Communication at the University Cecilio Acosta de Maracaibo, member of Gestión Participativa Cooperative: “Diagnosis and Perspectives of the Social and Solidarity Economy of Venezuela: Where are we and where are we going?”

Lizeth Vargas and Dario Gonzalez, CECOSESOLA–Lara State Central Cooperative: “Building Here and Now the World that we Want.”

Prof. Benito Díaz, Editor of CAYAPA (Venezuelan Journal of Social Economy), Venezuela Board of CIRIEC, Professor at the Universidad de Los Andes – Trujillo: “Innovation in Organizations of the Social Economy.”

Prof. Carlos Molina Camacho, former National Superintendent of Cooperatives and Savings Banks, professor of cooperative law at UCV: “Simón Bolívar and Cooperativism”


Dr. Adalberto Barreto, (Brazil) psychiatrist, anthropologist, theologian: “Community Therapy: supportive social networks to promote Life”


Belkys Urbina, Ecologist, Masters in Tecnology Management and Risk Control, and Masters in Industrial Maintenance: “The Planet and Consciousness”.

Chelo Nogueira, architect, founder of the Turtle Foundation: “Objective Earth”.

Frank Bracho, former Ambassador of Venezuela in India, ecologist and author: “Environment, Health and Happiness”.


Sandra Castillo Castro Delegada UCV to the Organization of American States, and member of the Economic Advisory Committee of AnimaNaturalis Internacional, and Luís Verdú Brito president of the Student Center of Economic Faculty of UCV: “Economic Trends Towards the Ethical Treatment of Animals”


Víctor “Vyasa” Landa, (Peru) founder of the School of Life, Shanti Yoga Center for Harmony in Bethesda, Maryland, USA: “Aparigraha: A New Economic Paradigm for a Culture of Peace.”

Juan Sarmiento, (Philippines-Venezuela) psychologist, lecturer, business consultant, founder of the Will of Excellence Foundation: “Human Excellence: Seven Keys to Success and Happiness.”


Panel 1: “Solidarity Economy in Latin America: Lessons and Possibilities from Venezuela, Brazil and Cuba”: Questions and answers. Facilitator: Leopoldo Cook

Panel 2: “Consciousness, leadership and will: preserving our environment”: Questions and answers. Facilitator: Leopoldo Cook

Panel 3: “Cooperatives: Diagnosis and Solutions in Building Economic Democracy”: Questions and answers. Facilitator: Gustavo Fonseca

Panel 4: “Ethics for Personal and Social Transformation”: Questions and answers. Facilitator: Nieves Pino, economist, social worker

Panel 5: “The Creative Force of Community: Women, Identity, Health and Consciousness”: Questions and answers. Facilitator: Lelia Delgado, anthropologist, author.