"Problems are not always obvious from afar."
As we look at our world, as we analyze the challenges faced by certain regions, its very important that we refrain from assuming cookie cutter solutions will actually work on the ground. That is why living among the people is a critical component of problem solving in unfamiliar areas.
Consider the example of an attempt to solve a food shortage by sending seeds and basic sustainence to a foreign nation. Seems like a clear… Continue
Added by AJ Fairman on April 5, 2011 at 4:28am —
I touch many lives in real life, and hope to exponentially increase my ability to assist and inspire through online outreach and face to face counciling. I know that I can be an effective counsellor/trainer to help those who are abused, and to help stop the cycle of violence in Amarillo and the surrounding areas. I have an area of influence that is large. I have… Continue
Added by sunnydupree on May 18, 2010 at 8:00am —
In season two I hope that more on climate change and pollution is included. I think that this season had a good handle on people related crises, but less on environmental subjects - or rather subjects were approached with the view of bettering human's lives, which can feel limited since we share the planet. It would be nice to see a continuation on all of the issues discussed here.
I think a specific place to build a community would be neat. Africa was a broad region to encompass in… Continue
Added by Hanna Brady on May 12, 2010 at 12:07am —
Rotors thump as the helicopter hits the ground. The door bursts open and a squad of uniformed men and women bound forth. A tall man in a Beret jumps out last. It is Alchemy and he is calling on his Urgent Evoke agents once again to assist him. Mita runs up with a cell phone. "Alchemy, I have organized the agents and they will be ready on Go when you give the orders"! Alchemy grabs the phone and barks into it as a dust storm kicks up. "Sunny you have your agents in Texas mobilized… Continue
Added by sunnydupree on May 11, 2010 at 2:17am —
The purpose of the EVOKE network is to be a mobile and independent team of international crisis-solvers. We are the opposite of terrorists; through using small task forces we spread hope, imagination, and a sense of security, self-empowerment and well-being. By keeping our forces small and our objectives specific, we are able to achieve what large and unwieldy institutions are unable to.
Some of the crises taken on by the EVOKE network are disasters which strike quickly, while others… Continue
Added by Hanna Brady on May 10, 2010 at 1:25am —
Added by Reid Falconer on May 9, 2010 at 8:16pm —
nerves. bot. ban. beets. bears. - the office.
Agent Nerves is a bot. You can tell by the name
and the blogs
Added by Gabriel Martin on May 6, 2010 at 10:30pm —
Evoke ManifestoThe Agents and all peoples connected to Evoke hold that all these truths are self evident. Each human being has the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. All Evoke Agents and connected parties hold to the Golden Rule Do Unto Others as You Would Have Them Do Unto You. That people all over the world have a right to food, water and physical security.
As long… Continue
Added by sunnydupree on May 6, 2010 at 7:45am —
2. Don't fight culture.
People like to feel that they are approached at personal level.
One example to marketing without fighting culture:
in western society, we use millions of plastic bags each day. I would personally like to see them replaced with paper bags or other kind of sustainable material. I feel that before (maybe 50 years ago) people use paper as packaging, but now only plastic is used. Why is that? Why have we… Continue
Added by Rauni Lillemets on May 5, 2010 at 1:27pm —
This is just an idea I'm throwing around after looking at World Without Oil and Evoke.
But the basic concept is to talk to facebook, and possibly any other small games development sites and maybe even Blizzard to see if they'd get in on it.
And create a game. A real honest to goodness game, like farm ville only dealing with real farming and real farming techniques and issues in Africa.
Give people so much money to buy a plot of land when they sign… Continue
Added by Ty_Ping on May 5, 2010 at 4:46am —
Added by Poelano Khutsoane on May 4, 2010 at 10:38am —
Added by sunnydupree on May 1, 2010 at 10:00pm —
If there was a tornado or other crisis in the town i am living I would utilize text messageing, actual phone calls, facebook, twitter and actually going door to door to alert and help people. the ushahadi project is excellent but we need to have one for each town in the US! I would also use the TV and any local chatrooms to check up on people and what they have heard. I would be calling everyone I know.
short but sweet.
grace and peace sunnydupree
Added by sunnydupree on May 1, 2010 at 9:20pm —
The Ushahidi project is a platform which allows users to report important information by utilizing their smartphones. They can use video, pictures or text message to report the problems that are occuring in realtime. Ushahidi uses a filter so that they can plow through all the messages and find out what is really going on instead of having to go through the massive amounts of data that is transmitted on Ushahidi.
- What are the most likely natural disasters, food shortages, power…
Added by sunnydupree on April 30, 2010 at 8:20pm —
What I will have to pass on.
I've thought a lot about this recently, because I have had the time to pause and reflect about my life thus far. What kind of legacy do I want to leave? What do I want to pass on, knowledge to the younger generation?
As far as I… Continue
Added by Mazarine on April 29, 2010 at 11:49pm —
I think that phrase "the crowd does not lie" can be utilized in the technologies that we have on hand. If one were to use their twitter account, facebook or other networking sites to report immediate problems the urgency would be evident to others as people report personally on what is happening. You can have one person saying something and it might be wrong but if a mass of people in separate areas are saying the same thing then you can pretty well bet it is true.
Added by sunnydupree on April 29, 2010 at 3:21am —
hello Evoke Agents!
As part of my share of empowering women I have donated money to Global Giving
Total Billed: $31.25 USD
- Date: April 28, 2010 04:51:24 PM EDT
- Receipt #: R170889-GC502691-CBcb01
- Form of Payment: Credit…
Added by sunnydupree on April 28, 2010 at 8:54pm —
n the year 2020 the girls and women that I have helped will be happy and
confident. The world will be changed greatly because my women have
advanced their lives by coming together under the Idea that all people
are valuable no matter what their station or condition in life. All life
will be valued and therefor both sexes, men and women, will learn what
it means to care for their fellow man in a humane and moral manner. Wars
are no longer fought but hard won… Continue
Added by sunnydupree on April 28, 2010 at 8:20pm —
I have come to this day for a purpose. I am not here to elevate fear. I am hear to help women fear less. The thing that most people need to know is that rape and other physical abuses are the most common problem for women and young children. As I have said before just about all the women I know have had someone molest them at one time are the other. I want women and children to know that they can arm themselves with knowledge and learn to keep an eye out for those who would hurt them.Because I… Continue
Added by sunnydupree on April 28, 2010 at 3:19am —
I chose this topic to illustrate that no matter the seeming progress women make in attempting to balance out the excessive… Continue
Added by Catherine Gentry on April 27, 2010 at 4:36pm —