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BRIDGET

World Contraception Day: Let’s Use Social Media

By: BridgetAkudo Nwagbara, Chair of the Youth Health Workers Advocates, Nigeria – MNCH Social media has revolutionized the way people across the globe interact with one another. At the recent, th...

plural, Alliance of civilizations

Can young people can make a change for a better world thanks to media?

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAoC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) are organizing a youth produced video festival called Plural+ addressing the challenges of d...

Knowledge for

Social Good Summit: Changing the World Through New Technology

Bloggers, media, NGOs, celebrities, and global thought leaders from a variety of public health and human rights spectrums converged this week on the Upper East Side of Manhattan for the Social Good Su...

John, Global Voices

ICTs and the spread of indigenous knowledge

Despite common assumptions and their perceived differences, the indigenous knowledge and global knowledge systems have become much closer in the past decade. Indigenous knowledge practitioners hav...

Naomi

Key highlights from Mashable’s Social Good Summit for United Nations Week

It is United Nations week in New York City which means a few things: First, don't take a cab anywhere near Midtown East and second Mashable kicked off the monumental week with the Social Good Summit a...

Chris, K4Health

From the Social Good Summit floor: Balancing social media with humanity

As leaders gather this week at the United Nations to discuss the challenges and opportunities to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015, Mashable, 92nd Street Y and the UN Foundation bro...

Sloane

Social Good Summit kicks off UN Week

Couldn't get to the Social Good Summit yourself?  Sloane Berrent, writing for Halogen TV, keeps us posted on how social media for social good became the theme of the day. Did you know that every S...

Erica

Reaching the Millennium Development Goals through innovation

Innovation and new technologies are tackling old challenges and accelerating progress toward meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In this video Erica Kotchi from UNICEF Innovation addresse...

Vanessa, UNFPA

Greenpeace unfriends Facebook, and social media takes on…social media

When Facebook veered away from Environmental Sustainability (MDG7), Greenpeace voiced their concern with a strategy that used Facebook as a platform for change at Facebook. Take a look at how they lau...

Maya

Reaching pregnant women through art

In this video Grammy-winning singer Maya Azucena talks about MDGfive.com, a website that harnesses the power of art and social media to increase community engagement in the fight to improve maternal...

Toni

A poem for invisible women

In this video award-winning artist Toni Blackman addresses 'invisible women' around the world. Toni Blackman is one of the artists of MDGfive.com, a website that harnesses the power of art and social ...

Frank

A poem for my five sisters

Frank Lopez is one of the artists of MDGfive.com, a website that harnesses the power of art and social media to increase community engagement in the fight to improve maternal health and reach Millenn...

Sean

Spoken word for maternal health

Word! Sean B is one of the artists of MDGfive.com, a website that harnesses the power of art and social media to increase community engagement in the fight to improve maternal health and reach Millenn...

Claire, Ashoka

Mobile phones for maternal health

How can we use cell phones for social change? With Ushahidi, we can help regnant and laboring women around the world. As mobile and web technologies become increasingly accessible to those living i...

Ssozi, Women of Uganda

Internet vs mobile phone: rural farmers to judge!

The mobile phone has proved to be a very handy tool due to its flexibility in functionality and yet doesn’t require special skills to operate. Talking about social media and ICT. Today I am helpi...

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