LIVE from the Social Good Summit

FHI 360 and Degrees Blog is actively engaged in the conversations taking place around the Social Good Summit from September 22-24. We will be bringing you curated blogs (crowdblogs), stories, tweets and videos generated during this unique event. We invite you to join the global conversation by tweeting (#SGSGlobal), sharing, and commenting on our posts.

INTERVIEWS | UN Foundation | September 24, 2012
LIVE From the (Social) Red Carpet

The Social Good Summit attracted global citizens, technologists, social media leaders and passionate activists to launch a global conversation on unlocking the potential of innovative thinking & technology to solve our greatest challenges. Here are highlights from the UN Foundation’s interviews on the very social red carpet.

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RECAP | FHI 360 | September 24, 2012
Social Good Summit spans across the global: Meetups change the way the world thinks

Before the Social Good Summit, the world was asked to take on two big questions:

1) How can new media and technology create solutions in your community?
2) What can the world learn from your community?

The response was overwhelming. More than 200 communities held “Meetups” in 100 countries around the world, taking on issues from global health to governance to sustainability…..See Meetup Highlights

DAY 3: LIVE CROWDBLOG | FHI 360 | September 24, 2012
Curated tweets and photos of Day 3 presentations

LIVE coverage and curated social media content from day three of the Social Good Summit. Speakers highlights include Janet Napolitano (Secretary – Homeland Security), Allyson Felix (Olympic Gold Medalist), Charles Denson (President, NIKE), Nick Kristof (NYT), Sarah Brown, America Ferrera (Actress), Deepak Chopra, and more.

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NEWS | | September 24, 2012
U.N. Foundation Challenges the World to Take Action

A child dies from a preventable disease every 20 seconds. Nearly 1 million people die each year from malaria. More than 1 billion people do not have access to electricity. Approximately 10 million girls under the age of 18 are married against their will every year.

In an effort to get people around the world involved in these and other issues, the United Nations Foundation launched the Global Good Challenge on Monday, as a new way to tackle global problems. By taking actions through digital technology and social media, individuals can enter for the chance to win prizes and experiences. Full Article

VIDEO | Half The Sky | September 24, 2012
Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

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DAY 2: LIVE CROWDBLOG | FHI 360 | September 23, 2012
Curated tweets and photos of Day 2 presentations

LIVE coverage and curated social media content from day two of the Social Good Summit. Speakers highlights include Maria Bello (actress and women rights activist), Babatunde Osotimehin (ED UNFPA), Forest Whitaker (UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador), Jeffery Sachs, and Christina Bellantoni (PBS) and more.

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NEWS | | September 23, 2012
U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice: Twitter Crucial to Her Mission

How do you responsibly conduct foreign policy with a haiku?

That’s what Susan Rice felt was the challenge when first introduced to Twitter. The United States Ambassador to the United Nations was a self-proclaimed “skeptic” of the power of social media.

“I thought it might cheapen the coin,” Rice said at this year’s Social Good Summit while speaking with Mashable CEO Pete Cashmore.

But Rice said she quickly changed her tune, realizing that Twitter and other social media outlets provide the tools and machinery to make everyone more aware of global issues, to bring great visibility to important issues in places that can’t be seen and engage people that are often overlooked in conversation….Full Article

VIDEO | | September 23, 2012
Al Gore announces 24 Hours of Reality: The Dirty Weather Report

VIDEO | Mashable | September 22, 2012
Secretary Hillary Clinton Opens Social Good Summit

DAY 1: LIVE CROWDBLOG | FHI 360 | September 22, 2012
Curated tweets and photos of Day 1 presentations

LIVE coverage and curated social media content from day one of the Social Good Summit. Speakers highlights include Kathy Clavin (CEO/UNF), Pete Cashmore (Mashable), Josh Nesbit (Mobile Medics), Elizabeth Gore, and more.

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NEWS | Mashable | September 22, 2012
How the U.S. Chief Technology Officer Is Making Data Awesome

Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer at the White House, gave the audience at the 2012 Social Good Summit on Saturday a high-energy lesson in the importance of making government data more useful and available to anyone.

“We’ve really embraced the power of open innovation,” said Park, who broke his job down into three primary tasks: making new data available to the public, take already publicly available data that’s unusable and make it usable, and making entrepreneurs and innovators aware of government data. Full Article

VIDEO | FHI 360 | September 21, 2012
FHI 360’s Kim Greene explains how mobile technology and social media have transformed HIV outreach programs

CROWDBLOG | FHI 360 |September 20, 2012
What you need to know: Unlocking the potential of new media to make the world a better place

The Social Good Summit is a three-day conference where big ideas meet new media to create innovative solutions. Degrees blog has tapped into the conversation taking place at #SGSGlobal and will be curating Crowdblogs to bring you real voices talking about the power of new media and technology for social good.



VIDEO | Mashable | September 19, 2012
What to Expect at the Social Good Summit