Mena Social Good Summit - Beirut Satellite Hub
MENA+SocialGood: Technology for Social Good in the Arab World An interactive virtual Global Summit on the role of the internet, social media & technology play in enabling Social Good and shaping the future of the Arab World.
~~~~ Main Event Hub: Technology Lab, Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center, Washington DC, +25 speakers participating globally through Cisco partnership, +15 independently organized meet ups around the world, +30,000 participants, +400,000 engaging via social media, active ‘how to' sessions. Join a meet up in your city or join register to join us online! www.menasocialgood.com.
ABOUT MENA+SocialGood On November 7, 2013, in partnership with the +SocialGood initiative of the UN Foundation, United Nations Development Programme, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Case Foundation & Mashable, Al-Mubadarah: Arab Empowerment Initiative proudly announces the inaugural MENA+SocialGood Summit. The MENA+SocialGood Summit is space for a truly global conversation to take shape—a place where connectors can collaborate, share best practices, influence local and global agendas, and find new ways to translate their vision into action.
MENA+SocialGood is dedicated to exploring how technology, social media and the internet can enable constructive engagement to catalyze positive impact in the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”). The Summit will gather entrepreneurs, philanthropists, technology developers, NGOs, Governments, thought leaders, students, and practitioners. MENA+SocialGood unites a global community of innovators around a shared vision: The power of technology and new media to shape the future of the Arab World and make it a more productive, vibrant and better place.
SUMMIT TOPICS & AGENDA INCLUDE: • Entrepreneurship Revolution in MENA • How technology can mobilize people for social good • How to reframe conversation on Arab Development? • Public /Private partnerships online and building strategic relationships • How technology can facilitate knowledge transfer & diaspora engagement • How social media is engaging youth? How can it be more constructive? • Digital Diplomacy: how technology is changing the way governments connect with citizens • Citizen diplomacy: How communities are gaining a voice through the internet • The growth of E-commerce: empowering women and youth business • How technology can expand education initiatives – virtual classrooms, training, online teaching • How to unleash philanthropy in the Arab World? • How is crowd funding & microfinance growing in MENA? • How to cultivate and boost diaspora giving?
HOW TO TOOLKITS: Learning Sessions that are made up of resource sharing lead by industry experts • How to use technology to grow your business • How to use new media to build strategic partnerships • How can social media help frame your message and grow your audience • How to fundraise online for your NGO
For a complete agenda, speakers and partners, visit: www.menasocialgood.com