Thursday, 9 February 2012

Join #SocEntImpact Twitter chat on February 16, 2012 between 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM IST. Save the date and spread the word!


Ashoka East Africa and Ashoka India to host #SocEntImpact Twitter chat, featuring four outstanding social entrepreneurs and their success stories. 

 The new paradigm for social change is today embedded in the power of collaboration. As some of the largest social issues remain unsolved, there is an increasing need for people across the board to share ideas, knowledge and build collaborative partnerships, geared towards achieving mutual goals.  Ashoka, as one of the world’s largest networks for social entrepreneurs, has been working towards facilitating such exchanges, both within their Fellowship and the larger ecosystem. As one such exchange, we are happy to announce that Ashoka East Africa and Ashoka India is hosting a Twitter chat featuring four outstanding social entrepreneurs and their success stories. 

The chat will last for two hours. The first ten minutes will be spent in introductions. Each Social Entrepreneur will be featured for 20 minutes. Ten minutes the questions will be moderated by Ashoka while the remaining ten minutes will be open for audience questions. Here is the format for the chat:
  • 1.       Introduction-10 minutes
  • 2.       Rural Innovations and Employment – Ashoka Fellow, Anshu Gupta (20 mins)
  • 3.       International support – What works? – APOPO/HeroRATs, Ashoka Fellow, Bart Weetjens’ organisation (20 mins)
  • 4.       Innovations in Education -  a transcontinental experience – Ashoka Fellow Sunanda Mane – 20 minutes
  • 5.       The importance of ICT for today’s youth – Ashoka Fellow, ‘Gbenga Sesan (20 mins)
  • 6.       Discussions and ways forward -30 min


This chat is open to anyone who has a Twitter account. If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can create an account withwww.twitter.com. Registration process is simple and easy.  

If you haven’t attended a Twitter Chat before, joining the chat is easy. Sign in with your Twitter account, search for the hashtag #SocEntImpact and contribute. Please remember to add the hashtag #SocEntImpact or you won’t be able to see the contributing tweets.

You can also follow the following steps to enter the chat:
  1. Visit the TweetChat application at www.tweetchat.com.
  2. Click on "Sign in," and enter your Twitter account name and password. Authorize TweetChat by clicking on "Authorize app,” when prompted.
  3. In the box marked "Enter hashtag to follow," type in #SocEntImpact.
  4. Click "Go" and you can now contribute to the chat.
Do save the date, be there and spread the word! 

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