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Posted On: 5 November 2013 11:51 am
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The Youth Company, Qatar – a not-for-profit social enterprise for youth development and empowerment – is announcing a Meet-up for young communities interested in “MENA+SocialGood”, a global, virtual interactive summit for advancing social good in the Arab world, namely the Middle East & North Africa Region (MENA). The event is to take place on the evening of the 7th of November at Youth Hub Qatar, a new center and joint venture of TYC and Youth Enterprises offering various services and opportunities to young people around the country. This Meet-up is one of more than 21 similar gatherings hosted in over 17 countries around the world, all set on par with the main summit in Newseum – Night Studio, Washington D.C. The MENA+SocialGood Summit welcomes over 25 speakers through the Cisco Partnership, over 30,000 online participants, and over 40 global partners, all virtually joining together to get involved in talks on global engagement, entrepreneurship, development in technology, society, philanthropy, and solutions on further developing and empowering the Arab world. This global conversation aims to spark collaborations, foster innovation, promote partnerships and lead to constructive discussions that carry the potential to develop far beyond the summit itself. “+SocialGood unites a global community of innovators around a shared vision: The power of technology and new media to make the world a better place.” The summit chiefly focuses on integrating partners and global communities using web based technologies for conversations about social and economic development in the MENA region. During the worldwide Meet-ups, participants are able to join a live stream event where they can effectively connect with others in the community who may be interested in social good in MENA. Each city will stream all, or part of the main summit event, and participants can interact in the summit through their mobile devices, laptops, tablets and other ways in which they can contribute to the live chat. Together, they take part in an interactive web-interface that includes live streaming, real-time Arabic/English translations, social media feeds and an active comment section. Abdulrahman Sajid, Director of YESS and Youth Hub Qatar, speaks, “The fact that MENA+SocialGood highlights the importance of social media and web technology to advance social good within the MENA region is very much on par with what we value at TYC, which is first and foremost, a social enterprise for youth development and empowerment, and we really look forward to hosting this Meet-up at Youth Hub Qatar, which we hope will spark new initiatives from our many enthusiastic members.” - ILQ News -