+SocialGood is a global community movement made up of innovators, social entrepreneurs, and thought leaders from more than 120 countries around the world working together to accelerate positive social change through technology and social media, and is a joint initiaitive of the United Nations Foundation, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the United Nations Development Programme, the Case Foundation, and the 92nd Street Y as strategic associates in this global engagement platform. +SocialGood announced its inaugural class of +SocialGood Advisors and +SocialGood Connectors. The Advisors and Connectors are pioneers in new media, technology and social change from around the world. They bring proven track records for bringing together big ideas and new opportunities, and creating impact in their communities through technology and social media.
Advisors and Connectors will help to foster a diverse and truly global community from around the world, identifying emerging voices, ideas and projects that are making a difference around the world, and empowering the broader +SocialGood community to network across issues and regions.
The +SocialGood Advisors will provide strategic counsel, connections and help identify social good innovations emerging within their communities and networks.
The inaugural class includes:
Maria Ressa, Founder and CEO of Rappler.com, Manila, The Philippines
Esther Agbarakwe, Activist and founder of the Nigerian Youth Climate Coalition, Abuja, Nigeria
Sartaj Anand, founder, EgoMonk Bangalore, India
Carolina De Andrade, Director, Social Good Brazil, Florianopolis, Brazil
Ismaël Le Mouël, founder of Mail for Good and Social Good Week in France, Paris, France
To learn more about the +SocialGood Advisors, visit http://www.plussocialgood.org/Article/Tag/Advisors/.
The first class of +SocialGood Connectors are leaders in their social good communities who are facilitating convenings and conversations that are bringing together entrepreneurs, innovators, institutions and ideas to tackle global issues and create opportunities. The +SocialGood Connectors have planned meet-ups in their home communities and are making connections with the worldwide social good movement to share lessons learned and identify ways that people are driving positive social change. They include:
Ismail Chaib, Algeria
Nishe Modoyan, Armenia
Holly Ransom, Australia
Jennifer Corriero, Canada
Julian Ugarte, Chile
Hazem Khaled, Egypt
Mac-Jordan Degadjor, Ghana
Meera Vijayann, India
Hiroyasu Ichikawa, Japan
Mark Kaigwa, Kenya
Grace Clapham, Singapore
Aurelie Salvaire, Spain
Sebastian Lindstrom, Sweden
Noa Gafni, Switzerland
Nicolò Wojewoda, UK
Ruben Cantu, USA
Yangbo Du, USA
To learn more about the +SocialGood Connectors, visit: http://www.plussocialgood.org/Article/Stream/Connectors/.