Turbo-charge your campaign: Social Media for Humanitarian Change
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 from 08:45 to 16:00 (BST)
A social media seminar bringing together humanitarian aid and social media professionals. Showcasing innovative tools and discussing how this new ‘networked world’ has transformed the way humanitarian organizations conduct their campaigns. The workshops will equip participants with the social media skills to improve / launch their own campaigns, advocating for humanitarian change across the world.
The event will also be live blogged here
9.15 Opening remarks from Caroline Hurford, Head of World Food Programme Communications in the UK and Tim Large, Editor of Thomson Reuters AlertNet.
9.45 “Brave New Networked World” – How social media can generate humanitarian change
Moderator: Samir Farah, BBC Arabic Deputy Head of Programmes
Mark Jones, Reuters Global Communities Editor
Mark Charmer, akvo.org Founder and Communications Director; Producer of Watercube.TV
Mark Rock, Audioboo CEO and Founder
Greg Barrow, World Food Programme Deputy Director of Communications and Social Media
Karina Brisby, Head of ShiftLabs and former Head of Digital Campaigns for Oxfam
Marieme Jamme, President of Spot One Global Solutions, founder of iConscience, co-founder of Africa Gathering, and Guardian blogger
11.15 Coffee Break
11.30 Thomson Reuters Foundation introduces youTrust.org, its new media platform
12.00 Lunch and “Cool Tools” - including Lovefre.sh, Audioboo, Watercube.TV and Meegloo.
13.00 Workshops – How to create a campaign that has impact
14.30 Presentation of participants’ work
15.30 Closing remarks
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The World Food Programme and Thomson Reuters Foundation
World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency. Fighting hunger worldwide and delivering live saving food assistance to over 90 million people ever year in 70 countries.
Thomson Reuters Foundation is committed to empowering people in need around the world with trusted information and free legal assistance