1. What are the goals of the network? How does it work?
The Network exists for one purpose - social innovation. A lot of things in this world can be improved. Individuals rarely do it on their own and problems usually need collaborative, multi-sectoral involvement. EVOKE is a platform where a community of social innovators can LEARN about the problems and solutions, doc**ent their ACTions, and IMAGINE and better world. Continue
2. Who are the members? Why do they join?
Added by Isidor Cardenas on June 8, 2011 at 2:00pm —
In 2006, the penal code was amended to “prevent and severely reprimand infractions relating to sexual violence and to ensure systematic support for the victims of these crimes.” It is 5 years later and the DRC government has not met these standards. According to the Women’s Watch article the new penal code did not protect a 13 year old girl in Kinshasa after being raped. The girl’s father had to pay 60$ to file a police report. He had to initiate the… Continue
Added by Marshauna Smith on June 8, 2011 at 1:44pm —
As an Evoke Agent for Water for People I find it my duty to further their cause that everyone is the world have access to safe drinking water and sanitation. I too wish to stop people dying because of lack of water from water or sanitation related diseases. Through partners, Water for People develops ways in which to create clean water for people in places where that is not always the case. Water for People relies on… Continue
Added by Marshauna Smith on June 8, 2011 at 1:41pm —
1. WHICH great challenges and social problems should the EVOKE Network tackle next?
Education, Environment Protection and Public Health are the least prioritized sectors in my country (in terms of budget allotment). Yet these three probably have the most long term effects to the nation. Here are some specific issues Evoke could tackle:
- How to educate out-of-school youths?
- How to develop new ways to engage students to learn?
- How to stop/report…
Added by Isidor Cardenas on June 8, 2011 at 12:22pm —
“Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.” - Sun Tzu
Although I am not a good comic artist, nor a good user of a storyboear, I have some ideas how EVOKE could proceed.
The setting of the first story should be Embers home. Ghana is under martial law. Over 50% of Ghanas population are infected with a pestilence-like desease. One of its victims is a person dear to Ember - a child, her… Continue
Added by Robert Bouda on June 8, 2011 at 11:44am —
The University of the Philippines Manila National Telehealth Center has been using SMS and Email to connect rural-based physicians since 2006. When the new strain of Influenza scattered all over the globe, no one was safe from panic. Everyone rushed to the health centers. Resources were getting scarce. The country needed a rapid way to disseminate up to date information even to the… Continue
Added by Isidor Cardenas on June 8, 2011 at 11:06am —
During the last 10 weeks I manly made positive experiences with EVOKE. Especially interesting form e were all the information about the different countries, cultures and problems which you can get as well out of the Blogs, as through the links which are given each week for your week mission. I will treasure a lot of them and I have subscribed a lot of newspapers to keep informed about the progress of some project. The motivation and passion of a… Continue
Added by Victoria Drawell on June 8, 2011 at 9:39am —
When a Pandemic strikes sometimes we need everyones participation, not only doctors. We need to spread information and help others reach safety. My idea would be to create a network of people with specific tasks to ensure the safety of people during a pandemic. They would people of who know each other, perhaps neighbors, members of a church, etc. They would be people with specific knowledge of certain areas.
My friend Lisa works directly with American Red… Continue
Added by Angela D'Alessandro - Whiting on June 8, 2011 at 2:16am —
Our mission is to solve the world biggest problems. When there is any pandemic, catastroph or social evils out there we are already there to help solving the calamity. If there is any misfortune you can call us and we will activate the community to help you fighting it.
You will not see… Continue
Added by Enrico Strobel on June 8, 2011 at 12:33am —
Added by Enrico Strobel on June 7, 2011 at 11:44pm —
WHICH great challenges and social problems should the Evoke Network tackle next?
Although they are very hard to grasp: Ethical probems should also be tackled. I think a decline of ethics is a dominating factor for our world being they way it is.
WHERE in the world should the network try to build up new EVOKE communities?
Almost everywhere (except polar regions, and deserts) because you can improve something everywhere.
Added by Robert Bouda on June 7, 2011 at 10:51pm —
1. What positive experience did you have with Evoke?
During playing Evoke I had the chance to collect some positive experiences. It was great to see how many people are social comitted. They help people enthusiastically and with readiness for action. Most of them do this without getting money.
Evoke reached to occupy oneself playfully with very important things which you normally don't pay so much attention to. Therefor it was very interesting to tackle these… Continue
Added by Falko Duda on June 7, 2011 at 10:44pm —
To improve mankind.
Added by Robert Bouda on June 7, 2011 at 10:28pm —
this evoke adventure has been great and i would not change anything about it for next year's game.
Added by Charlotte Elizabeth Brown on June 7, 2011 at 9:41pm —
I´m really pleased that you all come to hear my wisdom. I know that old people use to talk long, endless stories about former times and how bad thinks have become. I will try to talk as short as possible to you. In fact a lot of thinks have changed. But not all of them became worse. The protection of our environment improve. The harmful emissions decreased and more tham 90 per cent of our electricity is produced by renewable erergys.
Nevertheless I have… Continue
Added by Enrico Strobel on June 7, 2011 at 9:30pm —
Evoke is a Crash Course in changing the world based on a game platform. All agents are worldwide interactive players who are trying to find solutions for the worlds biggest problems and crisis. The members are people with creative, philanthropic and active personalities who think from different angels at the problems of the world.
openminded for new opportunities
helpful to people in need
eager to… Continue
Added by Igor Zerr on June 7, 2011 at 8:50pm —
Evoke is a social network game started in March 2010. The player has to complete ten levels, which consist of one quest and one mission that is again divided into three parts. Aim of the game is to get creative solutions which can be implemented to social problems in real life. This seminar paper is an evaluation of the second season that ran between March 2011 and June 2011. The following questions were predefined by the seminar instructors.
1.Which positive… Continue
Added by Viola Roschdi on June 7, 2011 at 8:33pm —
■WHICH great challenges and social problems should the EVOKE Network tackle next?
The most world changing incidents in the last monthes were the revolutions in North Africa. After these revolutions there are so many open questions that need to be solved: How can the wemen get enpowered? How to instal democratic structures and what should these structurs look like? How can these countries handle the problems that come with refugees? What about seperation between religion and state?… Continue
Added by Enrico Strobel on June 7, 2011 at 6:38pm —
The Evoke network
If you have a problem and you can’t solve it alone, evoke it!
Our goal is to find creative solutions for the most urgent social problems in the world. We see it as our mission to empower people all over the world to help us changing the world into a better one. As it is a big task we want to involve as many people as possible to be successful. The more people… Continue
Added by Viola Roschdi on June 7, 2011 at 5:16pm —
When I am 100 years old, the only thing I would like to tell younger generations will be not to panic and hurry so much. And the most important thing: To trust in nature and the ecosystem on their planets! The hardest thing for me to learn in live was letting go. I hope I could teach the younger people a little bit about that very important "laissez-faire" attitude. It really is taking some time to grew something to eat, to raise a tree or to see the fauna grow and you can't quicken that in no… Continue
Added by Martina on June 7, 2011 at 5:09pm —