Some ideas that EVOKE folks might care to think about. Maybe your creativity and skills and knowledge can be of great use right now:
1) I think European folks stuck elsewhere and other stuck in Europe need a skill exchange. For example I heard of a teacher and a doctor who are on holiday in Antigua, meant to be home tomorrow but no planes. How could they be put in touch with a local school and clinic that could use their skills?
Has anyone already set up a mechanism to match folks with skills to opportunities to work or volunteer?
2) Food-exporting nations. I think several nations export perishable food to Europe by air freight. What is happening to this produce if no flights are coming here? Is it getting to market ok elsewhere? Is some other avenue needed? What are the economics and food security implications. Previous eruptions of Eyjafjallajokull have caused ash clouds for u...
, this could have big implications. The eruptions are related to climate change because of glacial melts apparently.
Update: added a post today
with link the Guardian story about $1.3 M /day losses in Kenya due to ash cloud