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Welcome New Visionaries!

Welcome to the group! Feel free to share any ideas or thoughts you may have about current economic systems and, of course, your visions for the future! Everyone is welcome to contribute, so please join in the discussion and share your solutions for our futures.

"Visions for a New Economic Future" is a space for you to share your visions for a new sustainable global economy. In the face of a global economic crisis, indicative of not only the shortcomings of national economic systems around the world but also of the deep-seated problems in our global economic model, we offer this group for you to share your personal ideas and visions for transforming our current global economic systems.

This group provides a collaborative and safe discussion forum for you to share your thoughts, ideas, struggles, and strategies surrounding economic models, at local, national and/or global levels. We invite you to speak about the problems you see arising from these economic systems, and to offer new models and ideas to shift the global economy towards a sustainable, brighter future.

The following questions can help you get started:
• What do you see as the greatest problems in your local, national and (our shared) global economy?
• How have you felt the global economic crisis impacting your local community?
• Describe what the world looks like in your future economic vision.
• What does it look like, taste like, sound like, feel like?
• What kind of industries, trade patterns, neighborhoods, global finance structures, foods, transportation, clothing, shops, healthcare systems, currencies do you envision?
• What are the main obstacles to the realization to this vision?
• What do we need to do to get there?
• What personal actions do you believe individuals can perform to be a part of the shift?
• How have you fueled your effort to combat the current economic structures and envision your own model?

There's no right way to contribute! Use this space to share your stories, post an introduction, a photo, or information about your organization or cause—whatever you'd like!

Encourage those around you to let their voices be heard as well! Use the "Share This" feature to invite your friends and colleagues. Be sure to check back with the group to keep the conversation going!


khaggans's picture

Interesting Event

Here is an event some of you in NYC may be interested in:

Event Date: August 5, 2009 07:00
Creating Sustainable Microfinance: A Panel Discussion
Moderated by Caitlin Weaver, Chair of the Microfinance Club of New York
Panelists Include:
Camilla Nestor, Vice President of Microfinance, Grameen Foundation
Bill Abrams, President, Trickle Up
Beth Ellen Dunphe, Director of Development, Project Enterprise

While Mohammad Yunus was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his
pioneering microfinance work in Bangladesh just three years ago, the
popularity of providing the poor with collateral-free loans and other
financial services to support their businesses is at an all-time high.
New microfinance models seek to make lending even more direct. Yet as
the practice of microfinance has begun to mature and expand, so too
have concerns over how to implement it most effectively. What are the
implications when a nonprofit organization offers microfinance to an
impoverished community but does not provide basic health or social
services? Can a single microfinance model work on different
continents? How might nonprofits, lenders and governments ensure that
micro-loans lead to lasting change not just for the borrowers, but for
their entire families and communities?

These are among the questions to be addressed at this panel discussion
hosted by Mercy Corps'

Action Center to End World Hunger in Battery Park City.
Wednesday, August 5, 7:00PM
Mercy Corps’ Action Center to End World Hunger
6 River Terrace
Battery Park City, New York

Action Center To End World Hunger
6 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282
United States

cpleiva09's picture

new economy and women

great group, very interested in latest developments in income generating activities and financial inclusion. if we talk about a paradigm shift in the economy how globalization helped women? further how is the relationship of women and their earned money? is there one? how do we value our work?

Claudia Patricia Leiva

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