2012 Annual Report

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Commit2Act is an innovative, challenge-based mobile application that encourages peer-to-peer interaction while promoting campaigns from leading youth organisations as well as daily actions that young people can take to reduce their impact on the environment. http://www.commit2act.org In 2012, TIG embarked on a new milestone in our mission to connect youth through innovative technology with the launch of our first mobile app. Thanks to a partnership with Active Philanthropy and the generous support of an anonymous donor, we developed, tested, launched, and promoted Commit2Act, a mobile app that engages young people in taking action on climate change through their daily actions. Highlights: • 3,383 world-changing actions taken by youth globally. • Partnerships with leading youth climate change organisations. • aunch event at the UN Rio+20 Earth Summit Youth Blast. L • wo video conferences to engage youth around the world T in a discussion on mobile technology for social change. • Promotions at youth and technology-focused events, including the World Congress on Information Technology and civil society events including the CIVICUS World Assembly. • romotional contest rewarding top users with a draw P for an iPod Touch, an iPad, and an iPhone 5. " think a lot about the environment every day, and I do I everything I can to cut down on my CO2 emissions. So when I found the app Commit2Act I was very happy, because I could get new ideas for my 'mission', and also spread the word and try to get other people to think about the environment in their everyday lives. I also like the fact that it is a global app, so you can see what other people in other countries are doing. I just think that Commit2Act is a brilliant app!" — Pernille from Norway, the Commit2Act Top-User Winner.. The launch of Commit2Act has demonstrated the immense potential for engaging in social change through mobile technology. Through promotions at various youth-focused events, we have talked with countless young activists who are interested in using Commit2Act to bolster their campaigns, a promising response that opens up many future directions for the app. Available as a free download for iOS devices, and soon available on Windows Phone and Android devices, Commit2Act brings the power of collaborative action to youth around the world. 14 3 Contest winners Featured news stories 3,383 World-changing actions 2 Video conferences 23,618 Downloads TakingITGlobal Annual Report 2012 15

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