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Social innovation mission

I choose "think like a child – children have no limit to their thinking" because as adults we are conditioned to immediately think about what will fail or go wrong with a certain approach and doom ourselves to failure without even trying. To think like a child means that you have inherent optimism that allows you to imagine so many different and creative solutions. The sky is the limit! meaning there is no limit but the ones that you place upon yourself.

Posted by Dominique Duval-Diop on July 22, 2014 at 3:14pm

KIVU - The Fijan Woven Mat

In the case of the Fijan traditional culture, its people commonly use and make grass mats by hand. Woven with pandanus leaves, grass mats take an incredibly long time to make and require a very patient hand at the helm. Between scraping and boiling leaves and drying them in the sun, the Fijan people must work diligently to create this cultural staple item. Different grass mats are woven for different occasions, and I think that's the biggest takeaway here. Despite the long and tiresome…


Posted by Jaime Sloane on May 7, 2014 at 3:35pm

Nathan Goodman EVOKES Change Around The World


Although we have the mass migrations of 2016 behind us, there is still movement of people around the world, but in a negative and hurtful way. While one crisis was being resolved, another was growing and growing. Illegal human trafficking for labor and sex purposes has become a rampant disease that is beginning to gnaw away at the collective moral compass of society. The source is government corruption which causes for authorities to turn a blind eye. The solution is to…


Posted by Jaime Sloane on May 6, 2014 at 9:58pm

Self-sustaining systems

We've all had our laptops on our lap and felt the burning sensation of the bottom of the computer heating up after being used for awhile. We've all had a 45 minute call where by the end of it, our phone is burning in our hands. This is because as electronics are used extensively, energy is converted from a potential state to a kinetic state to power the device. During this process, heat is lost, which is a normal byproduct of energy conversion and use, and that's why your devices get hot.…


Posted by Jaime Sloane on May 6, 2014 at 9:36pm


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EVOKE Group Play

Greetings EVOKE agents, Over the summer we completed another round of EVOKE for almost 40 classrooms with players from Australia, Bolivia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Morroco, Nepal, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Taiwan, Uganda, USA, and Zambia.  During this phase players created over 2,000 new blog posts. Congratulations to all new agents for sharing [...]

Season 1 Dark Site to re-open for new groups

Greetings EVOKE agents.   Are you ready to re-engage?   Are you ready to welcome new agents to the network?  Due to overwhelming demand from teachers and community leaders, EVOKE – Season 1 dark site will re-open on a three month trial run basis.  New groups of players can now submit a [...]

EVOKE wins #1 Social Game of the Year!

Happy 2011 EVOKE agents!  Great news to kick off the new year – EVOKE received top honors in 2010 from Games for Change, the leading global organization for games designed to have a positive real world impact.  Congrats to the entire development team, and to all of you who contributed to the EVOKE community! We will soon be accepting [...]

World Bank Apps for Development Challenge

Agents, While we await the next season of EVOKE, I wanted to share with you another challenge brought to you by the World Bank — the apps for development challenge — See link – http://appsfordevelopment.challengepost.com/ The World Bank launched its Open Data Initiative in April, 2010. This initiative made an array of data sets, including the World Development [...]

EVOKE Certificates for Class of 2010 — Last Call

Greetings agents, After distributing certificates for all of those agents that qualified, we have had some inquiries from agents who did not receive a certificate but completed the necessary number of missions and quests to be considered.  If there are any agents who did not receive a certificate but feel that they should have, please send [...]


Episode 9 CODE PHRASE: "Isinzi nti be sha. The crowd does not lie" 30 Replies

It's an old Burundian proverb: "The crowd does not lie."  What do you think this code phrase means to the EVOKE Network?Continue

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Started by Alchemy in Missions. Last reply by Pradip Dey Dec 27, 2012.

Episode 9 QUEST: Secret Allies 10 Replies

Have questions?  Want advice?  Tips to share?  Discuss the Secret Allies quest here.Continue

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Started by Alchemy in Missions. Last reply by NaamaErez Dec 14, 2012.

Episode 9 MISSION: Crisis Networking 14 Replies

Have questions?  Need help?  Ideas to share?  Looking for collaborators?  Discuss the Crisis Networking mission here.Continue

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Started by Alchemy in Missions. Last reply by NaamaErez Dec 14, 2012.

Episode 9 STORY: What was Alchemy's message? 14 Replies

What do you think Alchemy said to the people of Guangzhou?  Discuss what happened in Episode 9 here.Continue

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Started by Alchemy in Missions. Last reply by NaamaErez Dec 14, 2012.


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