Category: Events

Join Dr. Goodman at “Developmental Challenges Post 2015,” May 21

Join Dr. Goodman as she moderates “Developmental Challenges Post 2015,” with a focus on empowering women and local communities.  Part of AIDF’s Washington, D.C. Aid and International Development Forum, the May 21 panel will include cutting-edge remarks on some of the most pressing sustainability problems of our time, including poverty, children’s equity, health, education and human rights. Distinguished speakers include: Papa Seck, UN Women; Meenakshi Menon, GHETS; and Richard Morgan, UNICEF. To register for the free, two-day conference, see: aidforumonline.org.

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Late Winter Roundup: ‘tis the season to welcome Spring…and a changing climate

© 2013 Ann Goodman

While Spring officially arrived a week ago, the weather took a cold, dreary turn in New York and elsewhere, auguring more climate change to come.

Nonetheless, it’s been an exciting Winter for my sustainability activities.

Over the winter season, I’ve been active in a number of high-level sustainability events

US-China Green Consumption Forum, Washington, DC, March
US-China Green Consumption Forum, Washington, DC, March

and other projects, including the five spotlighted here:

1)Most recently, I learned  Continue reading “Late Winter Roundup: ‘tis the season to welcome Spring…and a changing climate”

Join Dr. Goodman: March 22 World Bank Summit on China, US, Women and Buying Green

During her decade-long tenure as Executive Director of the Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future (WNSF), Dr. Goodman forged a long term alliance with the China Association of Women Entrepreneurs (CAWE) on sustainable business.  Now, CAWE’s maternal organization, the All China Women’s Federation, is joining forces with the International Fund for China’s Environment, and Big Green Purse, among many other notables, to host an all-day FREE forum on “Using the Power of Purse to Protect the Planet: US-China Greener Consumption Forum.”   Join Dr. Goodman, as she opens the ‘US-China Greener Consumption Forum’ at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., as moderator of the first plenary panel preceding a day of in-depth discussions of the vital cooperation between US and Chinese women to slow the depletion of natural resources and change  consumption patterns with their new-found wealth and power.  For details, and to register gratis, visit: http://www.ifce.org  (March 22, World Bank, Washington, DC, 8am-5:15 pm, followed by reception)

Bard to Host First Asia Forum on Waters, Forests, Communities

While I’ll miss this event myself (due to my own trip to Asia to speak at the AIDF-Asia Pacific Forum–see my post of Jan. 13) I recommend that anyone who can, join my colleagues at Bard College, from Jan. 31-Feb. 2, for this exciting three-day conference to explore opportunities to link the study of Asia with its natural environment.  For more information and to register:  http://www.bard.edu/news/conferences/asia2013/

Ann to Speak at First AIDF-Asia Pacific Forum in Bangkok, Jan. 30-31

Following her recent cutting-edge remarks on the nexus of sustainability and social media in France, LA and NYC, Dr. Goodman will speak in Bangkok, Thailand on “The Role of Social Media in Development” at the first Asia-Pacific Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF),  one of the world’s leading forums for the humanitarian aid, relief and development sectors on January 30 and 31.

She will also moderate the panel on “Empowering Women as a Development Tool.”

The event will bring together practitioners and policy leaders from governments, the UN, NGOs and private organizations, to highlight the challenges faced by the aid and development sector and to share innovative ideas. As a center of  operational activity and international support for both the humanitarian relief and development sectors, Bangkok is the ideal place for the first Asia Forum.

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In addition to Ann, the panel on Social Media will feature… Continue reading “Ann to Speak at First AIDF-Asia Pacific Forum in Bangkok, Jan. 30-31”

Mid-Autumn Roundup

It’s been a whirlwind season!

Just a few highlights:

Most recently in early October, colleague Lakis Polycarpou and I (of R2: Risk & Resilience, a social media enterprise for sustainability initiatives) moderated a fine panel on sustainable supply chains in the current age of natural disasters at NYC’s Commit! Forum.  Our splendid speakers included Kaan Katircioglu of IBM, Adam Carrell of E&Y, and Cristiana Fragola, recently with NYC’s department of sustainability management.

That workshop came on the heels of the illuminating Planetworkshops conference in a week earlier in Evian, France, where, again representing R2, I spoke on a fascinating panel on social media and sustainable consumption, with US and European speakers. Planetworkshops compiled a video of the conference.

And, reaching back to mid-September, I began the whole trip with a presentation at the Los Angeles Social Enterprise Alliance Summit–on how social entrepreneurs can best exploit social media, using some of R2’s research and recommendations.

Stay tuned here for on more exciting tips and travels with R2!