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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,
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 29, 2010
      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.
      Full details below.

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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
      To:


      Global Pulse 2010 launches - 131 countries have logged on

       

      JOIN THE CONVERSATION NOW!

       

      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

       

      13:00EST

      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

       

      14:00

      EST

       

      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

       

      15:00

      EST

       

      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

       

      JOIN THE CONVERSATION NOW!

       

      For more information on Global Pulse 2010 please click here.

       

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

       

       

       

       


    • Tobias Eigen
      Thanks for sharing! :) I did know about it. Tobias Eigen Founder, Kabissa - Space for Change in Africa Membership is free. Join at http://kabissa.org Become a
      Message 2 of 2 , Mar 29, 2010
        Thanks for sharing! :) 

        I did know about it. 

        Tobias Eigen
        Founder, Kabissa - Space for Change in Africa

        Membership is free. Join at http://kabissa.org
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        On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 6:27 PM, Pamela McLean <pam54321@...> wrote:


        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.
        Full details below.

        ---------- Forwarded message ----------
        From: Global Pulse2010 (USAID) <GlobalPulse2010@...>
        Date: 29 March 2010 16:49
        Subject: Global Pulse 2010 launches - 131 countries have logged on
        To:


        Global Pulse 2010 launches - 131 countries have logged on

         

        JOIN THE CONVERSATION NOW!

         

        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

         

        13:00EST

        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

         

        14:00

        EST

         

        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

         

        15:00

        EST

         

        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

         

        JOIN THE CONVERSATION NOW!

         

        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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