Having just gotten home from an exhilerating few days at the Clinton Global Initiative, an annual event that draws hundreds of the world’s leading business, social and government leaders, I have the theme of “Designing for Impact” on the mind. From examples of how to promote human rights in Uganda to talking about the fine arts as a means for economic development in Haiti, it was apparent that we can do more together to address the world's challenges than we can apart.
The idea of multiplying impact has led Cisco to join with The Huffington Post on a unique new partnership: IMPACT X will be a new type of channel through which individuals and organizations can collectively share and amplify the positive impact that technology has on the world today... and how we can achieve more and accomplish more if we work in collaboration with one another.
IMPACT X - where people, technology and social impact converge - today features stories of remarkable achievement through technology and collaboration in helping improve opportunity for youth in Africa. It also looks at how small-scale irrigation projects can overcome drought conditions and includes insights on how technology is transforming women's lives in Honduras.
A weekly series called "5 X 5 X 5," which stands for "5 Leaders, 5 Sectors, 5 Questions" will answer questions on how technology and innovation can be used to tackle social issues. The first features actress and activist Maria Bello talking about her new network for women, We Advance University, an online interactive education and information site that will allow local women's groups from all over a country to connect and access services and tools that will empower them to move forward.
The ideas run the gamut; the possibilities are endless.
What will IMPACT X feature tomorrow? What are your examples of multiplying impact? We hope you'll share them today!