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Jennifer Corriero, Executive Director, TakingITGlobal
This is another person, mature, well beyond her age. Can young people help solve the pressing global issues today?

  • 50% of the world's population is less than 25 years of age.
  • The web can be used to connect people across divides: Socio economic, age, geographic, etc.
  • TakingItGlobal has 200,000 users.
  • Young people can express their vision of the future.
  • They can contribute to the blogs, etc
  • TakingItGlobal is launched in 12 languages and 8 UN partnerships.
  • How do you harness the potential of youth today?
  • Tapscott in Wikinomics refers to TakingITGlobal as one of the best examples for Ngeneration people to tap into technology.
  • 74% of members feel that they are making a difference in the world.
  • 55% of members feel more informed because of TakingItGlobal.
  • 50% felt that TakingItGlobal enabled them to make a change.
Her anecdotes on contributions from some of the members are extremely awe inspiring.

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