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On the occasion of World Humanitarian Day, join an interactive conversation about the power of innovation and social media in the humanitarian sector. 

World Humanitarian Day falls on 19 August, the day in 2003 when United nations headquarters in Bagdad was bombed and 22 humanitarian colleagues were killed. It is a day to remember aid workers who have lost their lives helping people affected by disasters and celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the world.

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Hangout participants will include:

Moderator Susan McPherson (@susanmcp1)

Susan McPherson is a USA for UNHCR Board Member and hosts the an influential bi-weekly Twitter chat on CSR. Susan McPherson is a serial connector, passionate cause marketer, angel investor, and corporate responsibility expert. Recently, she launched McPherson Strategies, a communications consultancy focusing on the intersection between brands and social good, providing storytelling, partnership creation and visibility to corporations, NGOs and social enterprises.

Ron Garan (@Astro_Ron)

Ronald John Garan, Jr. (born October 30, 1961) is a retired NASA Astronaut and humanitarian. Named on Google Plus' 'Top 25 Followed' with a social media following of over 3.5 million, Garan is celebrated not just for his research in space, but for his humanitarian contribution to life on earth. In 2015, based on his nearly 200 days experiences in space, Garan published The Orbital Perspective: Lessons of a Journey of 71 Million Miles. In the book, Garan calls for true global collaboration across boundaries to solve critical problems facing our world. He delves deeply into the origins, theories, realities, examples of and barriers to effective global collaboration, filtering all through the lens of the Orbital Perspective, a unique view on our Earth which Garan has brought back from space with him to influence the future of our planet.

Brendan McDonald (@7piliers)

Brendan McDonald is an UN aid worker engaged in humanitarian action, human rights, freedom of expression, and use of information to promote democracy and development.

Mahsa Jafari (@mahsajfr)

Mahsa Jafari is the Thematic Coordinator for the theme of Transformation through Innovation of the World Humanitarian Summit. She has worked for the past 10 years in coordination and advisory roles in the United Nations. Prior to joining the World Humanitarian Summit secretariat team, Mahsa was a Policy Specialist on Crisis and Post Conflict transition settings for the United Nations Development Group. Her experience also includes over 9 years of working in Africa (the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire and Mozambique).

Paul Tergat   

Paul Kibii Tergat (born 17 June 1969) is a Kenyan former professional long distance runner. He held the world record in the marathon from 2003 to 2007 and is regarded as one of the most accomplished long-distance runners of all time. Tergat became a WFP Ambassador Against Hunger in 2004. Benefited from WFP school meals programme when he was young, Paul has supported the same school meal programme that set he down the road to success. Tergat also set up the Paul Tergat Foundation in 2005 to help disadvantaged Kenya sports people.  

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so very true..
Victor Hugo put it best in Les Miserables: “Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” As entrepreneurs, we set out on our journey with a certainty of darkness. It is how we manage ourselves during these downtimes that are critical to our success.  http://entm.ag/1deYAok 

#inspirational   #lesmiserables   #sunrise  
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Can't make it to Washington DC for the #2050jobs forum? We are so thrilled to announce that the Diplomatic Courier is joining forces with the +United Nations Foundation and ++SocialGood live stream our panels online, as part of their You+Davos+Social Good discussions!

Details coming soon... Check back for links to the livestream!

#jobs #livestream #2030now #WEF
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Support us and vote to bring the real asia to #SXSW.

In 2013, I attended SXSW Interactive to discover that Asia, the world's fastest growing region, was grossly misrepresented. This year Olivier Soubiele, Simon Kemp, Piotr Jakubowski  and I are trying to change that by showcasing to the world that SEA is an exciting place not just because of Rendang, Full Moon Parties, backpacking and being fined for absolutely anything. Vote for our panel "Half A Billion Reasons To Think Beyond China" and help us bring South East Asia to Austin. Thank you very much! less http://bit.ly/14XdjXT

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For those of you in Singapore on the 23rd of August.. not to be missed! Join us for Hawker Sessions.
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Thanks Jakarta Expat for the recent write up! http://bit.ly/14xBXad we're closing early bird prices for Change Ventur.es -www.changeventur.es - don't miss out. 

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Join us for the month of September for Change Ventur.es - a one month programme for social innovators - in Bali - http://bit.ly/12Rnh4Y

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launching SheSays in Singapore - the first chapter in Asia. Registration is now open for the only global creative network for women in creative and marketing businesses.  

http://shesayssingapore.eventbrite.sg/
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