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Diplomacy+SocialGood

Apr 22, 2014 - Apr 22, 2014
Diplomacy+SocialGood The Future of Diplomacy This innovative half-day summit will explore the nexus between technology and social media and how they are changing modern diplomacy. These agents of change are acting as constructive disrupters by modernizing systems and by bringing new voices into old ones. The summit will bring together public diplomacy experts, leaders in policy and influencers in global partnerships to discuss best practices and offer engaging insight into the future of diplomacy and global issues. Follow live on @diplocourier #DiplomacySM #digitaldiplomacy. The event will be broadcasted live to a worldwide audience. For the full schedule of speakers, please visit the Diplomatic Courier's website . Please RSVP here before April 19th. Presenting Partners Schedule 8:00 AM Welcome & Introductions Ana C. Rold, Diplomatic Courier 8:15 AM Morning Keynote Introduced by Aaron Sherinian, UN Foundation 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM PANEL I: Current Trends in Digital Diplomacy 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM PANEL II: Constructive Disruption in Diplomacy 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM PANEL III: The Digital Diplomacy Coalition Presents Future of Diplomacy: Digital’s Impact on an Ancient Art Read More
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Urban Food Security +SocialGood

Apr 24, 2014 - Apr 24, 2014
Urban Food Security +SocialGood Across the developing world, millions of poor and vulnerable people living in cities are food insecure. With few options to grow their own food, a large income share spent on food, and often unstable incomes, the urban poor are particularly exposed to price increases in food markets. In addition, the challenges of distributing, marketing, transporting, and preparing food in the urban environment raise the overall cost of food to the urban poor. When food prices increase, they have limited ability to cope and are forced to consume less food, consume lower quality food, and/or divert their spending away from other productive investments such as health and education. Decreased nutrition causes wasting and stunting in children and lower labor productivity for adults. The increasing frequency of food price shocks regionally and globally leaves them chronically vulnerable, and is particularly acute for the urban poor living in net food importing countries in Africa and Asia. The ability to access and afford nutritious food is a daily problem for millions of people living in cities. On April 24th, The Rockefeller Foundation will join +SocialGood to host a Twitter chat on the identification of innovations and new approaches addressing urban food insecurity. Join us as we ask the following questions: What is the most compelling way to fight food insecurity in your city? Are food prices rising in your city? How would you help poor families cope? What are the most compelling ways to increase access to diverse, nutritious foods - like fresh vegetables and meats - for the urban poor in your city? Together we can help make the world a more food secure place. Follow #RFfood to be a part of the conversation. Read More
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Moms +SocialGood

May 7, 2014 - May 7, 2014
Moms +SocialGood Moms+SocialGood is a one-day event focused on the power of motherhood and the role of social media and philanthropy to improve the health of moms and children everywhere. Hundreds of the brightest and most passionate people working to improve child, maternal, and reproductive health will gather on May 7, 2014 to share ideas and inspire action. www.momsplussocialgood.org Read More
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Professional Training Program on the Prevention of Mass Atrocities

Jun 18, 2014 - Jun 20, 2014
Professional Training Program on the Prevention of Mass Atrocities PROGRAM OVERVIEW MIGS will be organizing a two-and-a-half-day professional training program on the prevention mass atrocities. The event will be held at Concordia University in Montreal from 18 to 20 June 2014This program is tailored to mid- to senior-level professionals interested in the prevention and interdiction of mass atrocity crimes. To get a better understanding of what to expect, please have a look at this short  video  of the 2013 professional training program. The training program will be divided into several thematic sessions presented by internationally-recognized experts in the field of human rights and international affairs. The expert speakers will be announced shortly on our website. Topics include, amongst others: International Law and the Genocide Convention The Responsibility to Protect The Role of National Governments The Role of Media in Genocide Prevention The Role of the UN and Regional Organizations in Preventing Mass Atrocities Mobilizing Technology for Prevention Using Social Media for Advocacy Civil society and Mass Atrocity Prevention Child Soldiers WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE? The Professional Training Program on the Prevention of Mass Atrocities is open to any professional with several years of experience in a field relevant to human rights, international affairs, and international development. These could include: Government agency officials and senior staff Policy-makers, diplomats, and think tank officials Staff and officers of NGOs, community-based organizations and international organizations Advocates and activists Scholars and researchers Journalists and media professionals Politicians and political aides PROGRAM FEE As an independent, non-profit, university-based research center, MIGS operates its professional development activities on a cost-recovery basis. For the Professional Training Program on the Prevention of Mass Atrocities, the associated participation fees are: CAN$600 This fee includes registration costs, meals, a networking reception, and conference materials. Please note that transportation to and from Montréal and accommodation is not included in the training fee. Participants will have the option of arranging accommodation at a preferred rate at the Chateau Versailles Hotel close to Concordia University in downtown Montréal. HOW TO APPLY The intake number for the training program is limited to fifty participants. Applicants will be notified of admission within two weeks of the date their application is received. To apply please send your CV at   migs@concordia.ca Read More