On Monday, March 29th the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with other government agencies, will launch Global Pulse 2010 — a new online initiative that will connect people from around the world to discuss important issues and challenges relating to development, security, and global prosperity. The live discussion will feature government officials, private sector leaders, and voices from civil society who will guide conversation and encourage participation among concerned citizens who join. The themes of the inaugural 3-day virtual event include: science and technology, economic opportunity, and human development. USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah commented in a statement:
“We want to hear from individuals who are not normally seated at the table with key decision makers. 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.”
The ultimate goal is to not only discuss the challenges the world faces, but to think of creative solutions. We encourage everyone to join in on the conversation.
For more information on how to register, visit http://www.globalpulse2010.gov/