The Akili Initiative is an online student think tank for global health. There are over 150 global health departments in the United States alone, most of which have sprung up in the past decade and are functioning in relative institutional and geographic silos. What began as a casual conversation between two high school friends, Katherine Warren and Paloma Pineda, has become an online platform to link our generation of global health change agents together.
Akili is working to shift the knowledge paradigm from a policy brief-based DC think tank system to a platform more comfortable and effective to our generation. Please check us out online to find out more about the project!
We have been selected to present our work at the 2011 Global Health Conference in Montreal, Canada, alongside the top global health administrators, professors, and students from six continents around the world. The main purpose of attending the conference from November 12-15 is to bring in a pluralistic group of students from diverse backgrounds to the project. We are therefore asking our friends and family to contribute as little or as much to that goal in order to send three Akili board members to the conference to spread the word. We fundamentally believe in the power of young people to change the world! Help us take our first steps to making this a reality!