Urgent Evoke

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When I look at all that has happened in the past 5 weeks, it's been a lot. I'm "behind" myself still working on water security and some food and energy projects in my neighborhood. I took a trip this past week to South Africa and had good conversations about social innovation, the economy, health care, and all the global problems facing the world today.

I've also been reading development economists who argue over whether it's best to do targeted interventions that solve one problem (i.e. randomized trials in development work) or a holistic approach (Millennium Villages, for instance). Some economists have felt that if you just raise a country's GDP and help them economically that all other areas--public health, food security, water security, etc.--improve. But that has not proven to be true in some cases at least in the short term.

I'm very interested, therefore in ideas and evokations that address all 5 or 4 out of the 5 of the past missions: energy security, water security, food security, money, and social innovation. There are natural interrelations between ideas that help water security and those that help food security since agriculture is the main use of our accessible freshwater supplies in the world. But I'm looking for ideas that are even more holistic. Are there any evoked ideas or plans out there that address all or most of the past mission themes? Are there even any ideas or plans that address all or most of the past and FUTURE missions as well (poverty, violence, health, etc.)? Are there any such ideas that would like to collaborate and work together in presenting an evokation?

Send them NOW, and let's move in an opportunity to evoke, affect, and impact for good.
That's a CHALLENGE!

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Agent Victor, an ingergrated approach is definately a good way to go. However, it is also possible to work on one area that will have a ripple effect on others. I cannot say I have see on solution on UE that addressess all these challenges (that does not mean that there is none here). Perhaps you can write a post requesting UE agents to send your their favorite solutions for each of these areas and see if/how they can be intergrated. But off course the practicality of the solution will vary from country to country. You have mentioned Millenium Villages - would this not be a good model to follow?

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