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Dispatch 7.7
September 2007
"Peace, Conflict and Governance"
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Welcome to the Dispatch

The theme for the month of September is Peace, Conflict and Governance, an important theme to focus on as people all over the world are continually managing conflict, attempting to create peace and seeking out better governance. As young and empowered global citizens our members will inherit the responsibilities of maintaining peace, resolving conflict and improving governance, that is why TakingITGlobal's mission of social networking for social good is so important. All young people should have a part, now and in the future, in decisions affecting the peace, conflict and governance of their own lives and communities.

The TakingITGlobal Team

Featured Country: Egypt

Featured Country: EgyptEgypt is home to one of the seven wonders of the world, The Great Pyramid of Giza, which was one of the original wonders chosen by Greek scholars over 2 thousand years ago! Currently there are over 2,700 TakingITGlobal members from Egypt. This month TIG was present at three different conferences taking place in Egypt. TakingITGlobal co-founder Jennifer Corriero was invited to speak at The International Youth Forum in Sharm El-Sheikh, whose theme this year was 'The Power of Youth for Peace'. A few TIG members who attended the conference have written blogs about their experience, check them out:

Gbenga from Nigeria

EwaJesu from Nigeria

Panorama and Global Gallery

The latest edition of Panorama, Discussing Human Security, is now available! Read it here.

The Arab World in the Eyes of Youth contest collection is also up on the site. Check it out here.

TakingITGlobal Publications

TakingITGlobal Publications This month TakingITGlobal released two new and exciting publications! First, The TakingITGlobal Annual Report 2006 is finished! Check out the results of the projects and partnerships that TakingITGlobal has been working on over the past year

A new and improved Guide to Action has also just been added to the site! Check it out!

Where in the world is TIG?

Where in the world is TIG? TakingItGlobal staff are going to be all over the world during the month of September! TIG staff will be attending conferences and other events in Egypt, Turkey, Japan, New York City and Geneva!

In Istanbul, Turkey, TakingITGlobal was participating in the 2007 AIESEC International Congress. This event gathered over 600 young people from around the world to talk about issues, such as entrepreneurship, ICTs, and education. TIG participated in the entrepreneurship roundtable and also ran a workshop on how youth can use TakingITGlobal and other Web 2.0 tools to sucessfully network and connect with other youth from around the world.

Also, on September 24th to the 26th TakingITGlobal will be participating in the Global Alliance for ICT and Developmentā€™s (GAID)Youth and ICT Forum in Geneva.

For more information on the forum check out:

International Days

Youthforce Documentary On September 8th TakingITGlobal celebrated the International Day of Literacy, a day devoted to recognizing the important role literacy plays in social development and bringing attention to those for whom literacy is still an obstacle to be overcome.

In recognition of this important day we encouraged TakingITGlobal members to participate in our recently created Book Discussion thread in the TIG Discussion boards. Participate here:

The International Day of Peace is on September 21st, on this day gatherings and vigils will be held all over the world where young and old alike will turn their thoughts, prayers and hopes to peace. An interesting organization connected to the peace movement is Decade to Overcome Violence (DOV) which aims to strengthen existing efforts and networks for overcoming violence, as well as inspire the creation of new ones.

Learn more by visiting:

Wrap Up

Your interest, support and involvement with TakingITGlobal helps our community to grow and encourage more young people to become inspired, informed and involved everyday! In being a member of TakingITGlobal, you are part of a community that is 150,000 strong coming from over 250 countries and territories. Thank you for having a vision of positive change. Your work makes a difference!

In friendship,

The TakingITGlobal Team

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The TakingITGlobal Dispatch is the official newsletter of TakingITGlobal, electronically published via email, and compiled from various events and news from within the TakingITGlobal network. Contributions should be sent to Please include your full name, age, and your TIG username.