Building on the food security inspiration, and the enormity and complexity of the task, I have a suggestion...
I have really gained a lot of insights into Africa and enjoyed reading peoples posts... and those un-imaginable insights that come from people who are there. This game is an interesting cross over between social networking / activism / on-line games / etc. It seems to me it can be taken to the next or another different level.
So what I would like to suggest is that groups of Evokians and others could get together to collaborate, set their agendas in real time and then continue their collaboration work on-line as well. The opportunity would be get to know one another face-to-face, understand the depth of the issues and really develop an action agenda with a project focus. It would be a great forum to discuss our Evokations, and also see how they fit together. And link with NGO's, investors, charities, businesses, students, government people, etc.
I am offering to facilitate an event here in my home town (Melbourne, Australia) but also anywhere that is practical. I will help to put the first event together here on Thursday 22nd of April 2010 (i.e. just over two weeks time). I will donate my time to facilitate the event, and have a nominal charge to cover costs (free to unwaged / students / Evokians if they choose). This would be a professionally run event to set an agenda on the topic of "Collaboration to transform an African Mega-City into an Eco-City" and then take action on this agenda. These actions could include press releases, interviews, proposals, research projects, design ideas, technology transfers, etc.
I would propose that we also do this in other cities around the world. For example, I will make myself available in Lagos last week of April 2010 and Johannesburg in the first week of May 2010, Singapore and possibly KL or Shangahai in the Second week of May (just in time for our Evokations). I am happy to travel from these cities also, if the group is keen. These events could then lead to building a practical case study for applying all of our ideas - for example working with the re-invention of Lagos to be a leading global eco-city. The published agendas developed in each location would also provide a rich level of linkage and basis for ongoing interaction.
Looking forward to your comments, and possibly your support with this campaign. Lets go for it. What do you think?