Digital Diplomacy +SocialGood Forum
25 October 2013
Half-day conference beginning at 9:00am
A Digital Diplomacy Coalition (DDC) and UN Foundation hosted half-day conference focused on the transformative power of technology. This event brings together the dynamic international community with innovative technologists and influential minds. Diplomats, non-profit leaders and industry professionals explore the potential of digital media and technology to make the world a better place, and how to translate that potential into action.
Panel: Citizen Digital Diplomacy: Engaging Youth for Cultural Understanding and +SocialGood
The Internet has enabled the youth of the world to connect, learn, and influence in ways unlike any before. This panel will explore how youth engagement online is driving citizen diplomacy, and how governments and NGOs are engaging with youth through digital to promote cultural understanding and social good. Moderator: Anastasia Dellaccio, United Nations Foundation
Panelist: Rebecca Zylberman - Manager, Networks & Partnerships, British Council
Panelist: Michael Hill - CEO, Youth for Understanding USA
Panelist: Noam Katz - Minister of Public Diplomacy, Embassy of Israel
Zain Habboo - Senior Director, Digital and Multimedia Strategy, United Nations Foundation
+SocialGood unites a global community of innovators around a shared vision: Leveraging the power of technology and new media to make the world a better place.
Panel: Digital Engagement and Support During Natural Disasters
This panel will explore how government and organizations are using digital and emerging technologies during natural disasters to better coordinate their crisis response teams and serve the needs of the public. Moderator: Jed Shein, Embassy of Israel and Digital Diplomacy Coalition
Panelist: James Barbour - Press Secretary and Head of Communications, British Embassy
Panelist: Corina DuBois - New Media Chief for @TravelGov, U.S. Department of State
Panelist: Wendy Harman - Director of Social Strategy, American Red Cross
Sean McDonald - CEO, FrontlineSMS
FrontlineSMS is a desktop software created to lower barriers to positive social change using mobile technology.
Panel: +SocialGood in a Digital Society
This panel will explore how governments and international organizations are using digital media and technology to make the world a better place, and how to translate that potential into action. Moderator: Zain Habboo, United Nations Foundation
Panelist: Boaz Paldi - Senior Communications Officer, UNDP
Panelist: Ilse van Overveld - Counselor for Public Diplomacy, Press and Culture, Embassy of the Netherlands
Panelist: Alan Rosenblatt - Digital Political Strategist, Executive Director at the Internet Advocacy Center and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University
Keynote: How Digital Is Changing Global Affairs
Introduced by: Scott Nolan Smith, British Embassy and Digital Diplomacy Coalition
Speaker: Jim Rosenberg
Head of Online Communications and Social Media, World Bank
Exploring the transformative power of the Internet and social media in government and global affairs. Offering a unique perspective on the growth and future of the convergence of government, NGOs, and technology.