The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is sponsoring the Global Pulse 2010, a 3-day, online collaboration event, that will bring together individual socially-engaged participants and organizations from around the world.
Global Pulse 2010 is an online “virtual” event. Registration is free and participants can join from any computer with internet access. The event has already live, to span a period of 3 days, and is hosted online using IBM’s award-winning Innovation JamTM solution. “Similar to the collaborative spirit of musical ‘jamming,’ participants gather online to collaborate on ideas around real societal issues, build on each other’s contributions, find shared solutions — or simply connect.
Since its start I noticed that a few Pakistanis were already taking part, and strongly suggest interested people to sign up and be a part of this high intensity discussion on issues ranging from health, education, technology, climate change, womens issues, political problems and many more. It may seem to be a short lived event but being sponsored by USAID with a confirmed participation from some influential thinkers and policy makers I feel its important for people to take this initiative seriously with the hope of sharing their own ideas and influence change. In an attempt to start the discussion on Pakistan I have already created a thread “Pakistan: Solutions for a war-ravaged nation” and hope that some good ideas may come from it, and quite possibly influence a change in how the world attempts to solve Pakistan’s problem
Global Pulse 2010 launches today, Monday, March 29th and concludes on Wednesday, March 31st. Sign up here to participate.