#NPTechChat: Financing for Development - July 28, 2015

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Join @TechSoup, and @plus_socialgood for the July #NPTechChat Twitter chat on financing for development: what it means for local communities. The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals highlight the importance of financing for development. In fact, the recent Financing for Development summit was focused directly on this.

But what does this mean? How can under-served, dis-advantaged communities in the United States benefit from the conversation? What are other specific regional needs – in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East? What are the best technology projects that both increase access to financing for development and also provide accountability and transparency around money spent?

A TechSoup Global project, #NPTechChat is a new monthly Twitter-chat series for social change activists that’s focuses on reducing barriers and increasing impact using technology around the globe brought to you with our partners at +Social Good.

Join us for this live Twitter chat on July 28, 2015 at 10am PT/1pm ET/6pm BST.

Tune in by following along at #NPTechChat.

Join the conversation on:

  • What does “development” and “financing” mean in the United States and around the global?
    • How does “financing” for development bump against specific real-world obstacles that vary based on city and country, different histories, economies and cultures?
  • How has financing for development combined with new technologies like mobile combined to create change?
  • What has worked, and what hasn’t, in the United States and around the globe?
    • What lessons can we learn?
    • What problems and needs have surfaced?
  • What are the biggest obstacles?
  • What does this mean in light of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals?

Participants will include:

  • Serving 127 countries, TechSoup Global is an international network of 62 NGOs that leverages technology to build nonprofit capacity and help solve social problems locally and globally. @TechSoup

    • Chris Worman, Senior Director, Global Media. TechSoup @ChrisWorman

    • Sheila Warren, @sheila_warren

    • Dara Westling, VP, Alliances and Global Media, TechSoup. @darawestling

    • Lewis Haidt, Senior Online Community and Social Media Manager, @lewisha

  • +SocialGood has over 40,000 fans, followers, and members, representing over 140 countries. It’s an international community where digital innovators, thought leaders, social entrepreneurs, change makers, and global citizens come together to share world-changing ideas and catalyze action. The online community platform empowers the new, connected generation to work together to find, develop, share, and advocate for solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. @plus_socialgood

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