The annual Social Good Summit, a unique gathering of global thought leaders, new media and technology experts, grassroots activists, and influential voices around the globe, today announced the initial roster of speakers for its 2018 edition. Taking place September 23 in New York during the United Nations General Assembly week, the Social Good Summit will focus on how technology and innovation can help advance global progress for everyone, everywhere. The Social Good Summit is a collaboration between Mashable, the United Nations Foundation, the United Nations Development Programme, and 92nd Street Y.

The Summit unites a lively community of global citizens and progressive thought leaders around a common theme: #2030NOW. A dynamic exploration of the world we want to live in by 2030, the Social Good Summit will focus on how we can unlock technology’s potential to make the world a better place.

Lebanon

The Social Good Summit is an annual event that brings together activists, university students, journalists, NGO representatives, bloggers and strong influencers - to share and exchange knowledge, debate about 'hot' topics and discuss big ideas aiming to find solutions to issues that impact today's youth.

This meeting is an international initiative where more than 111 meetings are taking place in different cities around the world.

The topics will focus on peacebuilding and social cohesion/stability, press freedom and freedom of expression on social media, promotion of human rights, inclusiveness & equality (youth and gender), and civic engagement.

Speak up and let your voice be heard, you can make a difference!

Date: Wednesday 26 September 2018
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Place: Teatro Verdun - Dunes B3 main street

Who can participate:
The invitation is open to the public; youth, civil society, media, bloggers, PS

You can register here

Egypt

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Egypt has been actively working on innovation, building a solid reputation in the employment of different digital technologies to tackle widespread development challenges. To coincide with the Social Good Summit 2018 taking place at New York, UNDP Egypt is planning a Digital Inclusion Innovation Camp in Cairo to join the global conversation where people will convene to discuss how communities are using the digital tools of today to build a brighter future.

UNDP in partnership with ITU and UNESCO will organize the Digital Inclusion Innovation Camp for youth to develop Mobile applications and web platforms to solve the accessibility of public services for Persons with Disabilities. The innovation camp targets young people between the age of 20 and 35 years old, with a good background in smart phones apps and web development, graphic design, media, communications and social engagement. This week aims to raise awareness on the importance of reducing societal barriers for Persons with Disabilities by providing access to information and public services through ICTs. Know more about the event  

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