Social Good Summit is live in Mogadishu (Daawo:Si toos ah Live Event)
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The Social Good Summit is a global discussion uniting a dynamic community of innovators and change-makers from all corners of the world. They come together during UN Week September 22-24 to ask: How can the power of innovative thinking and technology be harnessed to solve the world’s greatest challenges?
For the first time, Somalia is taking part in this conversation, joining New York, Nairobi, Beijing and hundreds of other cities. Long cut off from the rest of the world due to conflict, a new era is dawning in the Horn of Africa nation. Its capital, Mogadishu, is regenerating – businesses are opening up and life is springing back to its streets. A new president has been elected and a delicate peace has been established. In this space, Somalis are embracing new technology to propel themselves into the global connected community and bring positive change to their country.
Hosted by the United Nations Development Programme and the What Took You So Long Foundation, Social Good Summit Mogadishu will take place on Monday, September 24, bringing together those using new technology in Somalia to talk about the impact it is having in their country. From enabling Somalis all around the world to watch the presidential election process live earlier this month, journalists tweeting news as it happens, to solar energy being harnessed to light Mogadishu’s streets, new media and technology is already having an impact.
The beauty of this global discussion is that you can be a part of it too! Watch Social Good Summit Mogadishu live from 1pm to 4pm Somalia time, and tweet us your questions for the speakers and panelists using the Twitter hashtag: #SGSMogadishu