MANILA, Philippines – The Social Good Summit is an annual, global event that brings together movers and shakers to discuss how technology and social media can be used for social good.
Last year’s Social Good Summit in Manila left the biggest social media footprint globally with nearly 100 million impressions on Twitter.
In August, Rappler, Google and +SocialGood organized #ThinkPH: The Internet, Big Data and You, a conference that discussed how individuals and organizations can harness “big data” to find insightful and actionable patterns of human behavior.
This September, Rappler aims to take the social good conversation one step further by providing concrete next action steps towards addressing a key issue the Philippines currently faces: disaster risk reduction and response.
The 2012 World Risk Index says the Philippines is the 3rd most vulnerable nation to climate change and disasters in the world. Our capital, Manila, is the 2nd most vulnerable city.
Typhoon Ondoy in 2009 was a turning point that has since seen tens of thousands of volunteers willing to work during times of crisis, lending a helping hand to government initiatives as well as starting their own. From information dissemination to coordinating relief and rescue efforts, the Internet has since then played a big role in disaster risk reduction management (DRRM).
At this year’s summit, Rappler launches an initiative that brings together the government, private sector and citizens to help provide potential solutions to problems that require mass movements.
Together again with Google, the UNDP and several key partners representing various sectors, Rappler brings to you the PH+SocialGood: The Manila Social Good Summit on Saturday, September 21, 2013, 9am to 5pm at the Asian Institute of Management. The event will feature a group of international and local speakers who are experts in the field of climate change, crisis mapping, disaster risk reduction, technology and social media.
We are inviting YOU to be a part of this initiative. Sign-up to attend the event using the form below. Only 1000 tickets will be issued.
SIGN UP FOR PH+SOCIALGOOD:
Upon registration we will email you a PDF copy of your ticket. Print out your ticket or save it to your smartphone/tablet and present it at the registration desk upon your arrival at the event. Registration is open from 8am to 9am of September 21. For hassle free registration you can also access your ticket via the EventBrite app, available on iOS and Android and check yourself in at the event.
More details about the event will be posted on this page soon. -Rappler.com