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  • Pamela McLean
    You may already know about this - but in case you don t. Organised by USA government. Online debate about today s most pressing global issues. Running today,
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      You may already know about this - but in case you don't. Organised by USA government. Online debate about today's most pressing global issues. Running today, Tuesday and Wednesday.
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      From: Global Pulse2010 (USAID) <GlobalPulse2010@...>
      Date: 29 March 2010 16:49
      Subject: Global Pulse 2010 launches - 131 countries have logged on

      Global Pulse 2010 launches - 131 countries have logged on




      The online Global Pulse 2010 event kicked off to an impressive start. Participants from over 131 countries have logged on to debate today's most pressing global issues. Conversations immediately formed around the role of microfinancing in sustainable development, ways to provide education to out-of-school youth, and the connection between conservative religion and women’s rights.


      Just a few hours after launch, Global Pulse 2010 has attracted over four thousand individuals and more than two thousand posts.


      Here are just a few examples of the discussions taking place:

      Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-large for Global Women’s Issues, kicked off the event by asking , “What do you think remain to be today’s greatest barriers to women and girls’ empowerment?". Participants responded by debating the role culture, tradition, and religion play in the struggle for equal status of women in male-dominated societies.  


      There is a robust conversation emerging around the ability of microfinancing to deliver long-term sustainable solutions.  While the debate goes on, participants seem to agree that access to micro credit is important, but access to markets and skill training are also necessary for entrepreneurship to flourish in the longer term.  


      Jay Knott, the USAID's Mission Director for Jordan, launched the discussion on "Inspiring a New Generation" by asking participants to share personal stories. We heard from people from Morocco, to Ghana to Jakarta, on what motivates youths within their communities.


      Today's featured guests span the globe from Nancy Lubin, CEO of DoSomething.org in the U.S., to Jacqueline Pitanguy, Executive Director CEPIA in Brazil. These individuals will challenge participants to brainstorm ideas, share personal experiences, and offer innovative solutions to topics being discussed.  The wide range of opinions and experiences is what makes Global Pulse 2010 a truly unique event.  


      Anyone who is interested in addressing today's critical global issues is welcome to join.  Forward this mail to your friends, colleagues and community members with a reminder that participants need to first register at https://www.collaborationjam.com/minijam3/globalpulse2010/registration/ to participant in Global Pulse 2010.  

      Today's Highlights (registered participants can log on and view previous posts) 



      Administrator Rajiv Shah - U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

      Welcome to Global Pulse 2010

      Joel Barker - Independent Scholar and Filmaker

      What makes a global citizen?

      Samantha Power - Executive Office of the President Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights

      Building stronger mutual partnerships

      Jay Knott - USAID Mission Director for Jordan

      What sort of world will the next generation be inspired to build?

      Next up - Monday March 29th


      10:30 EST

      Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator for U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

      Building Stronger Partnerships



      Carol Stax Brown, National Director for the Community College Initiative

      Enabling Essential Education


      14:00 EST

      Stephen Jordan, Senior Vice President and Executive Director of the Business Civic Leadership Center


      Building Stronger Partnerships





      Tom Davenport, President’s Chair in Information Technology and Management at Babson College

      Fostering Science, Technology & Innovation


      14:40 EST

      Robert Bies, Professor of Management and Founder of the Executive Master's in Leadership Program at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University


      Inspiring a New Generation


      15:00 EST

      Shari Bryan, Vice President at the Washington, D.C.-based National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)

      Empowering Women and Girls


      15:00 EST

      Nancy Lubin, CEO for DoSomething.org

      Inspiring a New Generation





      Russ Volkman, PhD, Founder, Publisher, Editor

      Integral Leadership Review

      Pursuing Global Challenges


      16:00 EST

      Baroness Mary Goudie, Member of the House of Lords


      Empowering Women and Girls




      For more information on Global Pulse 2010 please click here.


      For press information or questions, please contact the Global Pulse 2010 Team at globalpulse2010@....





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