In January 2007, an online organization that is well known in America for its unrelenting desire to see changes on issues such as climate change was launched. The organization is known as Avaaz. The 10 years of the company’s existence have seen issues such as human rights are well addressed. Vices such as corruption as well as conflict have also taken the stage for discussion. The popularity of the American global company has gone far and wide. For this reason, The Guardian reported that Avaaz is the largest and most popular online activist group across the globe. The name Avaaz was derived from Persian word meaning voice. This implies that Avaaz is an organization that aims at voicing out the issues that affect people on their day to day life.
Avaaz was founded by a group composed of professionals hailing from various community public sectors. The founders are persons who were indeed concerned on having good governance besides promoting democratic governance. Another section of individuals that helped to co-found the company is an organization known as MoveOn. On its self, MoveOn is a public policy advocacy group. The Service Employees International Union is yet another organization that accorded the relevant support to see to it that Avaaz came to existence.
Avaaz has been able to meet its goals basically because it is lead by an able leadership panel. In it is Ricken Patel hailing from Canada. He is the chief executive officer of this organization, as well as a major individual co-founder. Mr. Patel is hard working, resort oriented, all the more reason he is the CEO. Alongside these qualities is a master’s in Public Policy which he rightfully acquired from the Harvard University. He also studied politics, philosophy as well as economics from the Balliol College of the Oxford University. Before founding this organization, Mr. Patel was working with the International Crises Group. It is while here that he learnt ways of bringing parties that are considered rebellious on the table and have them negotiate. While working with this organization, Mr. Patel had the opportunity to serve people in Sudan, Afghanistan, Liberia, as well as Sierra Leone.