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Monday, September 19, 2011
Social Good Summit: Recap of Day One


Sol Adler, Executive Director of 92nd Street Y, delivered the opening remarks and introduced Ted Turner and Mashable’s SVP Content & Executive Editor Adam Ostrow at the second annual Social Good Summit with our partners, Mashable and UN Foundation, at 92Y today. Held during UN week, the Summit brings together global leaders where big ideas meet new media and technology to create innovative solutions.

Highlights included:

  • Charity:Water, the water-focused non-profit that has raised $43 million dollars to date for clean water projects around the world, launched Dollars to Projects. Through the use of Google Maps and photo galleries, it allows donors to track their donations to specific projects and receive reports of where that money goes and how it has been used.

  • David Armano, Edelman Digital’s EVP of Global Innovation and Integration talked about digital innovation’s impact on global health and presented the Edelman Health Barometer 2011 report

  • Howard W. Buffett announced the launch of, a website and education program to teach youths how to better invest and become the world’s next leaders.

  • Nicholas Negroponte of One Laptop per Child gave an update on their progress, revealed new designs for a tablet with solar-powered cover, and provided shocking statistics like 25% of the teachers in Afghanistan are technically illiterate.

  • Ami Dar launched a new platform to help imagine, connect and act on global problems at

  • Raj Shah of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the launch of a new initative, FWD: Famine, War, Drought relief, and new website.

  • Christy Turlington, model and founder of Every Mother Counts, and parenting blogger Heather Armstrong of discussed international maternal health issues and note that one-half of African women give birth alone.

    Stay tuned to the Livestream all week and join the conversation.

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