Wednesday, September 4, 2013

+Social Good Advisors and Connectors

+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, 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
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:

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