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Risk in the eyes of the public

When I think about crisis communication, quite a number of "interesting" newspaper articles and tv reports come to my mind, which, as I have learnt, have to be cross-checked and often divided at least by 2, in order to get closer to the actual, real piece of information.

In crisis situation, in my opinion, we have to start with the basics: understanding what actually is happening. This is the most important part in a crisis for both the journalists and the public, so that…

Added by Viktoria Vero on May 11, 2010 at 7:11pm — No Comments

The show must go on

The Urgent Evoke Season 1 is soon over, however, I feel like something is just starting now! The biggest mistake one can do is to dream big, to gather motivation, and then to fail on reaching their dreams because of not acting. This is one of the main messages I would like to pass on to all my fellow agents.

So what's next?

Great challenges and social problems to be tackled

- The first thing immediately coming…

Added by Viktoria Vero on May 7, 2010 at 9:03pm — No Comments

Overcoming labour issues through indigenous knowledge (Philippines case study)

My chosen case study is the following:


To improve soil erosion and…


Added by Viktoria Vero on May 5, 2010 at 9:13pm — No Comments

Berlin sustainability agenda

The Berlin House of Representatives decided upon Berlin Local Agenda 21 in 2006, thereby announcing sustainable urban development as its central theme. The Berlin-Agenda is a plan of action which encompa**** all the main political areas. The goal is to create a society in which liberty and quality of life are guaranteed to every citizen and every… Continue

Added by Viktoria Vero on April 22, 2010 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Social Stock Exchange

'Why don’t we create a social stock market, where all the social businesses are listed and we can buy the shares of those companies that we feel excited about.' (Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace laureate)…

Added by Viktoria Vero on April 22, 2010 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Girl power in Kenya

My chosen story about Women Empowerment is Empowering women to boost African development:

Progress in women’s political representation has sometimes been remarkable. The South African election of April 2009 saw women’s…

Added by Viktoria Vero on April 16, 2010 at 4:54pm — No Comments

World Water Day 2020 - water, bag by bag...

When I was in Ghana in 2008, first time in my life I saw water packed in small bags of 0.5 liter. Here is a photo about it: http://www.urgentevoke.com/photo/cultural-awareness-from/prev?context=user ;

What shocked me then was that I was using tap water freely in all around Europe, even in Kenya, but in Ghana, the tap water was not clean enough for drinking. So you buy it bag by…

Added by Viktoria Vero on April 14, 2010 at 9:54pm — No Comments

Power shift in our home

When thinking of this power shift question further, I realized that in our home, my fiancee and me are already using some ideas which are rather unique and help us reducing the use of power:

What you can see above, is a cloth on our entrance door. We have similar ones on other parts of the wall too. They are very decorative, and refresh the look of the flat, while they are actually keeping the warmth in and the cold out, so we can turn… Continue

Added by Viktoria Vero on March 26, 2010 at 9:01pm — No Comments

My simple and enjoyable solutions for power shift

I have two points I definitely want to change, both are related to power, and both new solutions are going to make me happier that the current ones:

My solution number 1


I am living in Berlin, and currently I use public transportation to get to anywhere in the city. Even though I try to avoid using elevators on my way, and I use the stairs everywhere instead (which is also good for my health),… Continue

Added by Viktoria Vero on March 26, 2010 at 10:41am — 1 Comment

Food security issues in Berlin, Germany

Berlin, the capital of Germany. One would wonder what might be food security issues in one of the most developed economies of the world. And still, the situation is quite tense. Look at the facts:

- Berlin's population is approximately 3,5 million people

Average unemployment rate in Berlin is 15%, in some central Berlin… Continue

Added by Viktoria Vero on March 26, 2010 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Frauke Godat - a real Change Agent

I have just uploaded a photo of the person that I am shadowing, and her project.

The person is called Frauke Godat, and I am very happy that I know her. She is German, she has been a member of AIESEC, she worked for Green Peace, she is a member of…

Added by Viktoria Vero on March 3, 2010 at 9:08pm — 1 Comment

Social Innovation - the most powerful secret

"Provide skills, not just finished technologies. The current revolution in design for developing countries is the notion of co-creation, of teaching the skills necessary to create the solution,

rather than simply providing the solution. By involving the community throughout the design process, you can help equip people…

Added by Viktoria Vero on March 3, 2010 at 3:26pm — 2 Comments

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