Avaaz is a company located in the United States that promotes global activism working in conjunction with issues such as climate change, animal rights and human rights. They also work with corruption, conflict and poverty cases. The name, Avaaz, formed from a version of the Persian word that means “voice” or “song.” Res Publica founded Avaaz.org, which is a community of public sector professionals that are committed to enhancing positive authority, civil excellence and direct democracy. They are also supported by MoveOn.org, which is an American non-profit advocate group that is backed by Service Employees International Union and learn more about Avaaz.
Ricken Patel, Tom Pravda and Tom Perriello are the co-founders of Avaaz. Ricken Patel currently serves as the president of the company while Tom Pravda works as the secretary. Eli Pravda is the board chairman while Ben Brandzel works as the treasurer. Ricken Patel has years of experience with politics and philosophy. He studied PPE at Balliol College at Oxford University. He earned his Masters degree in Public Policy from Harvard University. After graduating from college, he worked for the International Crisis Group which was an international group that reached out to those in Sierre Leone, Liberia, Afghanistan and Sudan. Patel spent a fair amount of time learning how to handle certain negotiations in relation to rebel forces. He also worked hard to help restore the faith in many who have issues with the corrupt political systems. He was also responsible for noticing when foreign forces were being manipulated. After a number of years, he made his way back to the United States where he began volunteering for MoveOn.org. While volunteering, he learned how to utilize many online tools for functions. Avaaz is managed by a team of people working together from over 30 countries to help continue their business functions and civil duties and resume their.
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