About the Author: Ryan Cherlin serves as a Senior Program Assistant at the U.S. Agency for International Development.
President Obama said, “There must be a sustained effort to listen to each other; to learn from one another; and to seek common ground.” From March 29-31, Global Pulse 2010 will bring together socially-engaged individuals and organizations from around the world in an effort to listen, and learn, from one another. Sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, Education, and Health and Human Services, this three-day online collaboration event seeks to engage the international community.
The goal of the event is to connect participants who are champions for the same social issues to build new or strengthen existing relationships, as well as inform U.S. foreign assistance and diplomatic strategies based on major thematic areas and ideas that come to light during the event. Global Pulse 2010 will feature international leaders from government, private industry, and civil society organizations. The themes for Global Pulse 2010 feature 10 critical global challenges within the fields of science and technology, economic opportunity, and human development.
Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of USAID, said, “To meet our collective challenges, we must take advantage of new technologies that allow us to engage in dialogue with individuals and communities from around the globe.” Watch Administrator Shah speak about what he hopes to get out of the conference here.
The U.S. government hopes motivated individuals will join this global conversation, and online ideas are turned into real action.
Registration is free, and participants can join from any computer with Internet access. Registration for Global Pulse 2010 opened March 1, 2010. To register for the event, please visit the official Global Pulse 2010 website.
To learn more about Global Pulse 2010, click here.