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Anyone interesting in pooling ideas, working jointly, etc.. to brainstorm effective social projects we can start doing the groundwork for and hopefully through networking and this site make some headway in a few months to really launc things please post.

 

I have always been interested in a project that allows African youth an opportunity to kind of break out and empower themselves, so a project that teaches them how to start a fishing business rather then just how to fish or handing out fish. 

 

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This is awesome, just the volume of reception.  This site definitely gives us an opportunity to start working with others who are just as passionate and interested in change as ourselves so we need to take advantage of that fact to the max.

 

But back to business- I would really like to start an NPO that acts more or less as a social innovation thinktank. Basically we would accept any and all ideas anywhere around the world concerning projects focused on development, aid, etc..  We would screen those ideas and try to help propel them forward either through funding or guidance or networking, etc..  I don't think enough groups exist which focus on the general, on helping others with drive and expertise to turn their ideas into a reality to tackle a specific problem.  Furthermore, this NPO could allow for cooperation between projects it sponsors, for example two groups working on a med or economic project could focus on the specifics while collaborating on the big picture.

 

What do you guys think?

 

I'm going to start looking at the ground work for the NPO, outlining a charter and website, etc.. Meanwhile check out my blog, I'll have a post just for that and try to start working with anybody who is interested in the idea.

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great! let's use the wikia.com wiki! I am "dltq" on there

Thomas Maillioux said:
You're welcome ! Howere, Marcinina pointed to something very interesting - there already is an EVOKE wiki up and running, Alchemy saw us coming ! I suggest we don't scatter our information sources, and use the official wiki instead. The wiki is at http://urgentevoke.wikia.com/.

See you guys there !

William Purves said:
Thanks!

Thomas Maillioux said:
Wiki setup complete, waiting for the subdomain name to go live - I'll link to it as soon as it starts responding !
I often wonder if we have enough good minds working on the fundamentals of the problems. It's like in a never ending hurricane, there are many sweeping the floors, but not that many shoring up the walls.

I admire people like Noreena Hertz and Karen Armstrong for doing their best to shore up the walls. Is there something we can do to help them so that in the long run there will be less need to sweep the floors.

Hmmm, not sure if that analogy is so good. We are the maker of the storm, ultimately we want the storm to stop!
We never have enough good minds around to help, Greg ;)

Greg Stevenson said:
I often wonder if we have enough good minds working on the fundamentals of the problems. It's like in a never ending hurricane, there are many sweeping the floors, but not that many shoring up the walls.
i would love to help brainstorm ideas to help. Unfortunately im not exactly aware with all of the things that are available and what is not available but i will pitch in as much as i can.
This is a fantastic idea, I manly joined this site to help and not just talk about helping. I myself am currently investigating futher education to coutries such as africa through computers and moblie phones. You can read more in my posts...
I hope I'm not missing a comment made elsewhere in the thread, but if we're going to do a collaborative project, might it be worth picking a region or specific country within Africa to help focus our efforts? I've made a discussion thread talking about the countries I think might be best, but I'm wondering what you guys' thoughts are as well.
I think it would be a great idea to set up a forum for collaboration. I for one work better with a group so we can brainstorm, pool resources, and figure out what the best way to achieve our goal is. It would also be cool if we could find other agents in our community to work with.
I definitely agree. I think it would be much easier to collaborate if we could break the problem down into smaller pieces and have people work on those, as opposed to trying to tackle the entire problem all at once.

Robin Ahren Kerber said:
I think it would be a great idea to set up a forum for collaboration. I for one work better with a group so we can brainstorm, pool resources, and figure out what the best way to achieve our goal is. It would also be cool if we could find other agents in our community to work with.
Wanted to let everyone know on here that I've kicked out a site with a forum to start allowing some collaboration and pooling of ideas: IMAGINE.
Raymond, I was thinking the same thing. How can we get youth to start sharing with us what is going on in their world. Learning from best practices will be important.

Raymond M. Kristiansen said:
I really like your focus on African youth, self-empowerment. There are probably currently at least 100 projects dealing with youth in Africa already, dealing with the question of how to get them to empower themselves. Do we know of any best practices? Do we have any prime examples which we would like to replicate?

I am thinking that in order to break out, the youth can use video as one tool. Video to share their world with the world. Share ideas, give input and receive feedback.

What were you having in mind Andrew?
Now I haven´t read the wh*** thread here given that there are 5 pages of posts, so excuse and ignore me if I´m missing the topic or post an idea that has already been said.

I saw a video lately where Afghan children talked about their dreams. It was quite inspiring and also eye opening when a little kid says: "I have no dreams" or "My dream is not to sell gums anymore"
Even though we do know that the standard of living is not very high there, it can still be shocking to see how few dreams people have in those countries.
So an idea could be to collect the dreams of people in various countries and bring them together on a webpage so that people can see how different the lifes of people can be.
I think if that could be made possible it could inspire a lot of people to act or at least think.
A lovely idea Agent Langmack. How might you facilitate this?

Fin-Jasper Langmack said:
Now I haven´t read the wh*** thread here given that there are 5 pages of posts, so excuse and ignore me if I´m missing the topic or post an idea that has already been said.

I saw a video lately where Afghan children talked about their dreams. It was quite inspiring and also eye opening when a little kid says: "I have no dreams" or "My dream is not to sell gums anymore"
Even though we do know that the standard of living is not very high there, it can still be shocking to see how few dreams people have in those countries.
So an idea could be to collect the dreams of people in various countries and bring them together on a webpage so that people can see how different the lifes of people can be.
I think if that could be made possible it could inspire a lot of people to act or at least think.

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