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"Aprende Jugando" was a project some friends and I started at the university, with the goal to teach children and young people financial education and knowledge by playing

a computer simulation game.…


Added by Diego Castañeda Garza on May 18, 2010 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Evoke Manifesto

- Evoke is an effort to be social aware of the needs around the world, which ultimate goal is to build a better world for all.

- The Organization function as a way to share knowledge and seek support to start a global quest for a better educated, better society with a higher level of quality of life.

- All members are willing to contribute with Ideas, Work, Creativity and with the full intention of helping others…

Added by Diego Castañeda Garza on May 12, 2010 at 1:48am — No Comments

Evoke Season 2 Episode 1


Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

"The respect to the others rights is peace" Benito Juarez.



Downtown Juarez. at night, there are few people on the street, the fear can be sensed everywhere, the bussines are closed and few cars go around. There are cartel signs in the walls and you can hear gunfire somewhere around.


Ciudad Juarez. October 15, 2020


What was that?


from the sky…


Added by Diego Castañeda Garza on May 11, 2010 at 8:35am — No Comments


  • WHICH great challenges and social problems should the EVOKE Network tackle next?
I think there is a lot of problems that can be tackle; I would like to see some related to fight violence or insecurity in communities, also about economic development but oriented not just for the rural poverty but also focused on urban poverty, other great topic could be corruption since it such a dangerous phenomenon for all.

  • WHERE in the world should the network try to build up…

Added by Diego Castañeda Garza on May 6, 2010 at 6:03am — No Comments

Call to action

My Call to action online would be to the economist community, as we have see when a pandemic or other crisis like it happens it usually brings with it economic damage to the entity that sustain the crisis.

so in that case I will bring online all the economist in the academic and public sector to give local advise in how to prevent the damage to the economy, such things as understanding of the job market and how to stimulate it after the crisis, consumption strategies in order to keep… Continue

Added by Diego Castañeda Garza on May 6, 2010 at 5:46am — No Comments

Covering Risk

Of the 5 principles the one which interested me more is Covering Risk because of its great explanation of how the people react to the hazard and the outrage and how the media use this in order to foster the attention of the public at hand.

I find it really instructive not just in pandemics and crisis communication, but also in everyday coverage of news, you can see what strategy the media uses to select the stories they decide to transmit.

This Knowledge serve us well because… Continue

Added by Diego Castañeda Garza on May 4, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

100 years from now

In 100 years the world will be very differnt but in a sense it still be the same, at that time, humanity will be closer, the world will share a single global culture but still have many single individual ones, this will be what will be cosider indegenous for us.

In that context even inside the indigenous cultures of the future will have a common bond that is the values that put life and welfare at the top, I don't think I will be letting some knowledge about the enviroment since by… Continue

Added by Diego Castañeda Garza on May 3, 2010 at 8:20am — 1 Comment

Community Participation in Regional Sustainable Development Programs (PRODERS)

This project took place around the 90's with the principal goal being study the way of live of poor communities around some different ecosystems, that being in order to understand the relationship that exist among the people living there and the natural balance.

It can be said in the words of the head of the project "
"Sustainable community development can be defined as an endogenous mechanism by means of which a community assumes or… Continue

Added by Diego Castañeda Garza on April 29, 2010 at 8:14am — No Comments

Saltillo Resilient City 2020

Here is how Saltillo will be in 2020


Added by Diego Castañeda Garza on April 28, 2010 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Talk to the Neighbors

I want around asking the neighbors if they new what strategies our city has in case of some major troubles and dangers, but no one knew much, some knew that there is the civil protection office, but no clear ideas appear to be known.

about my idea of using some system to filter the noise off the social media and more specific the use of the Ushahidi software to help in the surge of violance most of them like the idea, but they would like to know how is that the information that… Continue

Added by Diego Castañeda Garza on April 26, 2010 at 8:12am — 2 Comments

Fighting Crime and Violence

After reading about Ushahidi and research a little about it I bacame very interested in all the possible ways it could be used for the study of lots of different phenomenons.

As far I can forsee here in Mexico violence will continue to spread, the fight among the organized crime, drug cartels and the army will spread around the major supply chain routes of the cartels, lately some University students and other civilians had been killed in this conflict and I think Ushahidi may have the… Continue

Added by Diego Castañeda Garza on April 23, 2010 at 8:12am — No Comments

Fair Trade project Mexican Women 2020

The Women I help in 2010 now have a prosperous and sustainable business, they now have a stady source for income and are capable of help other women and their relatives.

Now women have a better life, with better health and nutrition, they scaped their dependency and now are able to be independent, each Women in the project become a source of new ideas and support other women in ways of getting the same kind of better life they have now.

Added by Diego Castañeda Garza on April 22, 2010 at 7:11am — No Comments


In my Investigation about this new MEXICO / HUMAN TRAFFICKING CAMPAIGN

The campaign is of great importance because of the dangers and suffering that the Human Traffic brings to society, not much information is available but I could find the principal destinations of slavery from Mexico.

this is important information because knowing where is the flow of slaves makes more easy to fight against it.

"The US is the biggest market for slaves from Mexico. While many remain… Continue

Added by Diego Castañeda Garza on April 22, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

Bank for Education and Development BED

People is gathering around for the opening of the Bank for Education and Development based on the mexican state of Oaxaca, the BED plans for an opening in other stated in next months so it can serve its porpuse and have more impact.

The Bed has 3 principal goals.

1.- Low interest loans for developmental porpuses, Agriculutural and Industry; solving some of the problems of the financial system and the lack of credit for productive development projects.

2.- Low interest… Continue

Added by Diego Castañeda Garza on April 21, 2010 at 7:01am — No Comments


To do this mission I decide to take a somewhat new approach, use the time and skill I have as a currency in exchange of someone else time and skill.

A local plumber around needed some legal advise respect his importation of some material he is bringing from US and that might not pay royalties here because of the Free Trade Zone, none the less he was not sure about it, I offered to him my service in knowledge and time.

In exchange from this we made a deal he will help with some… Continue

Added by Diego Castañeda Garza on April 21, 2010 at 6:38am — No Comments

Micro Credits and Special Drawning Rights

By definition Money is anything that we accept in Exchange of something else, in that since Money and currencies are really big fields subjects to lots of innovative ideas.

But thinking within my background in economics I can say that its not the most relevant, because whatever is the innovation around the Money the problem Strives in how to make

it go to the hands of the people who need it most; In…


Added by Diego Castañeda Garza on April 19, 2010 at 8:39am — No Comments

World Water Day 2020

The event I would create in the 2020, follows the same logic that the earth hour event, the subject should be how hard is to live in a world with scarce water, so during that day for the 24 hours in all the important cities, citizens wont be able to use water freely, they must live that day with a constraint supply.

this event can generate awareness about the reallity that many people around the world face each day and with that understanding generate a change in atitude and modify… Continue

Added by Diego Castañeda Garza on April 12, 2010 at 8:45am — No Comments

Rain Harvesting

My favorite water solution is the rain haversting, an example of these can be found here


I think its a very good solution because it has a relative low cost and a great level of efficiency, this solution is particulary good for cleaning and irrigation porpuses but can easily be transformed to consume porpuses with a boiling… Continue

Added by Diego Castañeda Garza on April 12, 2010 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

electromagnetic fields

Almost all the electronics we use generate electromagnectic fields, so my idea is that we can recycle that electromagnetic energy.

My idea is a devide that could recollect all the electromagnetism around and transform it back to electricity in two kind of ways; the first directrly transforming to electricity that can be feed to be deployed again for ilumination porpuses, the second and perhaps more reliable is using some kind of electromagnetic induction to charge all batery stuff… Continue

Added by Diego Castañeda Garza on April 8, 2010 at 7:59am — No Comments

everyday life in 2020

I can not think in any particular event, but more in a way of fueling everyday life, I think that for the year 2020, the way all of us move will be really different and and

efficient not powered by electricity like most electric or hybrids to day but

by the most abundant element in the universe hydrogen.

The Hydrogen Engine will make possible that the World move with clean energy and cheap costs,…


Added by Diego Castañeda Garza on April 7, 2010 at 8:13am — No Comments

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