New Information Technologies and social media are wonderful communication tools but nothing replaces a real trip and face-to-face encounters and discussions in different languages and cultural contexts.
NGC is thus embarking on a long journey to Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Paris to meet with its strategic partners and members, craft new alliances, advance innovative initiatives and participate in two important international events.
We are looking forward to sit and talk with our partners from Emprendia in Buenos Aires, check the New Cities Foundation e-health project we coordinate in close cooperation with the Municipality of Rio and explore potential cooperation with Conectas in Sao Paulo, a Brazilian NGO playing a leading role in the field of Human Rights and the Rule of Law. We will then fly to Paris to brainstorm with the Arab Network for the Study of Democracy (ANSD) and Arabsthink on the situation in the Middle East.
We will be participating in the Living Labs Global Award 2012 in Rio the 2nd and 3rd of May and presenting the NFC e health Pilot Project, and then attend the amazing Summit the New Cities Foundation is organizing in Paris the 14-16 of May. Hope to see you there!