Launched in 2008 in San Francisco, CA, THE GLOBAL SUMMIT™ is a biennial Social, Economic & Environmental Forum. As a collaborative initiative led by Empowerment WORKS, it is brought to life every other year by a diverse community of volunteers, pro-bono supporters, contributing voices and other Partners in Empowerment.
Autonomous, free from religious, political or any other singular agenda, The Global Summit crosses cultural, geographic and ideological boundaries to provide a neutral platform for worldwide collaboration advancing integrative, interdisciplinary solutions that honor the dignity of all voices – and respect all life.
Primary Goals of The Global Summit
Integrate, innovate and apply more transparent, inclusive and accountable governance systems that empower all people to have their voices heard in shaping solutions to the issues that affect them.
Advance our universal framework for sustainable community development along with delivery of vital educational tools enabling local self-determination, and effective collaboration across civil society.
Find and spread breakthrough technological and social innovations with the power to foster sustainable livelihoods and regenerate the planet’s ecosystems upon which all life depends.
The Follow Up Plan
Tools for year-round impact:
Between summits, participant impact is advanced by Empowerment WORKS’ year-round civic engagement & online education with its collaborative network (Partners In Empowerment – or 1PIE when united), locally-led [7 Stages to Sustainability] project support tools, and [Pulse of the Movement – POM], that empower all sectors of society to co-create a thriving world.