The 2016 Social Media Awards recognize and promote the effective use of social media to support integrated approaches in sustainable development. Social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook are central to engaging wider audiences in sharing of ideas and information, and make a critical contribution to fostering dialogue, knowledge creation and collaborative action on priority development issues. Through social media, global communities are formed that multiply the effectiveness of individuals, and enable innovation and learning across sectors.
The challenges of complex interconnected systems are typically hard to pinpoint and resolve because the causes and effects are not immediately obvious. Bringing diverse dimensions of development together allows challenges and solutions to be seen and understood in integrated ways. The 2030 agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals is an example of such high interdependence. Innovation is essential to their realization, but will only be achieved through integrated thinking. Networked communications and social media are increasingly vital to the joined-up thinking that can make this possible on a global scale.
If you, your organization or community prides itself on working across sectors and disciplines, then you might be interested in partnering with the 2016 Social Media Awards. They provide opportunities for high visibility for your organization and priority work areas. Please get in touch if you are interested in working with us to promote integrated thinking around sustainable development in 2016.
The Social Media Awards are managed each year by Inis Communication. Find out more about how we can help you make connections.