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Global Pulse 2010 : US Government Initiative

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posted on 29th March 2010
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Global Pulse 2010 is an online “virtual” event. Registration is FREE and participants can join from any computer with internet access. The event will be live, over the span of 3 days:

Launch: Monday, March 29th

Close: Wednesday, March 31st

The U.S. Government wants to engage, and partner, with the international community in a meaningful way. Join the conversation! Participate in a unique event and help shape the future.

Global Pulse 2010 is a 3-day, online collaboration event, that will bring together individual socially-engaged participants and organizations from around the world. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is sponsoring the Global Pulse 2010, in partnership with the Departments of State, Education, Commerce, and Health and Human Services.

One of the sessions  is on Advancing Entrepreneurship, Trade & Economic Opportunity. How do we find new ways to advance entrepreneurship, job creation, and economic opportunity? What can we do as global citizens to promote entrepreneurship, and create jobs within your country, and stimulate trade between countries?

As the name implies, the event will take the pulse of thousands of participants on key issues facing communities around the world. Global Pulse 2010 will connect participants who are champions for the same social issues to build new, or strengthen existing relationships, and inform U.S. foreign assistance and diplomatic strategies on major themes and ideas that emerge across the span of the event.

Global Pulse 2010 will provide an opportunity to voice opinions, share ideas, and create innovative solutions to social issues facing the global community within the fields of science and technology, entrepreneurship, and human development. This is a unique opportunity to influence a global conversation that will build partnerships across borders, strengthen understanding among cultures, and unite the human race in an effort to create innovative solutions to the most pressing social issues of our time.


Individual discussions will take place within forums and will focus on ten designated topics. Participants can choose to participate in any of the discussion areas that interest them the most:

Developing Global Citizens of the 21st Century

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Explore new ways to prepare emerging leaders to engage, participate, and lead in the 21st century

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Making equality a reality

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Explore new ways to empower women and girls to reach their full potential

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What everyone should learn to succeed in the 21st century

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Identify new ways to prepare individuals for the future

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Explore new ways to promote partnerships between societies, citizens, community organizations, and businesses as a means of creating sustainable solutions to shared development priorities

Understanding rights, increasing citizens participation and expanding accountability

<!--Understanding Global Citizenship & Identity in the 21st Century

Discuss our responsibilities as citizens of the world and how to deepen mutual understanding, shared identity, openness, and respectful for all

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Connecting and empowering individuals and communities to take charge over their own health and well-being

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Rethink how countries around the world can work together to solve global health challenges for individuals and communities

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Find new ways to advance entrepreneurship, job creation, and economic opportunity

Discover new ways to support societies and build capacity by leveraging science and technology

Exchange lessons learned on how to address global climate change

Identifying the “grand challenges” of the next decade

Each topic area will have recognized leaders in the related field of interest facilitating the conversations. And what is truly unique about this forum is that it gives people with innovative ideas the chance to voice their opinion, learn from one another, and speak directly with those who have the desire and resources to take action.


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