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TakingITGlobal United Nations Day Live Chat!
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Start Date & Time
October 24, 2007
10:30 AM

End Date & Time
October 24, 2007
10:30 AM


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Name: Laura (TakingITGlobal Online Community Manager And Editor)
E-mail: laura@takingitglobal.org

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TakingITGlobal is kicking off our series of Live Chats on United Nations Day - October 24th at 10:30 am EDT [Eastern Daylight Time]!

Our speakers will be addressing youth participation and involvement in the various United Nations programs and initiatives they are involved in – and also taking questions from our members!

The Speakers:

Dara Parker
Founder, Handprint Adventures

-Dara Parker brings a wealth of knowledge on international development based on 10 years of working, volunteering and traveling in over 30 countries. Dara founded Handprint Adventures after working for the United Nations Association in Canada, recognizing the mutual benefits of strong relationships between the private sector and civil society. Previous to that she consulted on CIDA – funded programming and managed development projects in Southern Africa. Dara will be speaking about her experience working with UNA-Canada, and the space it provides for youth participation.

Jessica Rimington
Executive Director, One World Youth Project

-One World Youth Project is a global sister-school initiative for middle and high school age youth, linking together schools and youth groups from around the world in learning partnerships for cultural exchange and action on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Her involvement in youth activism began over eight years ago when she joined the Jane Goodall Institute's global environmental and humanitarian program for youth, Roots & Shoots. Jessica was the recipient of the 2004 BRICK Award from Do Something, the Massachusetts Governor's Points of Light Award, as well as the 2005 Brower Youth Award. Jessica will be speaking about bringing the MDGs to the grassroots level and youth arena of civil society – and how One World Youth Project achieves this.

Sarah Ansel,
Assistant Project Officer, Adolescent Development and Participation (ADAP) Unit, UNICEF-HQ

-Sarah Ansel facilitates and implements projects in support of the forthcoming Special Session on Children / World Fit for Children +5 in New York, USA. She has also worked at the Junior 8 Summit 2006 in Wismar, Germany, St. Petersburg, Russia, and at the BioVision.Nxt Summit 2007 in Lyon, France, and has supported other youth participation projects, such as the Graca Machel Youth Report.

Each of our speakers will speak for ten minutes via webcam, then for the last half hour of the chat TakingITGlobal members will be able to ask questions through a moderated live chat discussion board. We will try to allow for as many questions as possible, but the questions will be moderated due to time constraints.

If you are unable to participate in the chat while it is going on you can e-mail questions to: laura@takingitglobal.org [the chat will be recorded and available for you to watch afterwards!]

The next TakingITGlobal Live Chat will correspond with World AIDS Day – so stay tuned for details on that upcoming event!

People Attending People Attending (8)


Emily Kornblut
Emily Kornblut

Henry Ekwuruke
Henry Ekwuruke

Akporobome c. Asheshe
Akporobome c. Asheshe




Vianou François Godonou
Vianou François Godonou

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