A crash course in changing the world.
Narrator: When EVOKE was exposed by Alpha, Alchemy knew the Network's curtain will be unveiled anytime soon. The fat lady has sung. It's cast, either awaiting applause, encores...or boos, and rotten tomatoes. EVOKE was able to function because of its secrecy. Now, more than ever, the show must go on...
March 24, 2021
Quezon City, Philippines
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The Network exists for one purpose - social innovation. A lot of things in this world can be improved. Individuals rarely do it on their own and problems usually need collaborative, multi-sectoral involvement. EVOKE is a platform where a community of social innovators can LEARN about the problems and solutions, doc**ent their ACTions, and IMAGINE and better world.
2. Who are the members? Why do they join?
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1. WHICH great challenges and social problems should the EVOKE Network tackle next?
Education, Environment Protection and Public Health are the least prioritized sectors in my country (in terms of budget allotment). Yet these three probably have the most long term effects to the nation. Here are some specific issues Evoke could tackle:
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The University of the Philippines Manila National Telehealth Center has been using SMS and Email to connect rural-based physicians since 2006. When the new strain of Influenza scattered all over the globe, no one was safe from panic. Everyone rushed to the health centers. Resources were getting scarce. The country needed a rapid way to disseminate up to date information even to the…Continue
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I chose to highlight CDC Chief of Media Relations, Glen Nowak's input on Outbreak Communication
Challenge five: Experts and the public have different views.
The public and our medical experts have different ways of viewing the world and that can be a communications challenge. When we…
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The Community-Based Natural Resource Management Network provided information on previous projects in the Philippines. One of which was the Palawan Tropical Forestry Protection Programme (PTFPP), a plan that aims to help in the conservation of the forests of Palawan.
With the growing tourism…Continue
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The yellow house is where I live right now. We are surrounded by trees that were planted by my parents, grandparents, and other relatives. They were able to build a haven for us by helping one another.
On the other side of the road (represented by the yellow box) is a large area with informal settlers, living in low quality houses made of…Continue
The University of the Philippines Manila National Telehealth Center (UPM NTHC) in partnership with the City Government of Pasay has been actively involved in delivering health care services more efficiently by computerizing its Community Health Centers.
UPM NTHC has developed an open source electronic medical record (EMR) called…Continue
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Here in the Philippines, I can see a lot of ways Ushahidi can help our country mainly because almost everyone here owns a mobile phone. The power of crowdsourced information is really applicable especially when resources are limited and it allows evidence based interventions.
I have a lot of ideas mixing in my head right now...so I'll just focus on the ones I can explain the most.
1. For Environmental Watch. Recently, a "rape of the ocean" occurred in my country.…
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August 15, 2020
Today marks the 10th Anniversary of Lovelots - Baked Pastries and Beyond. It's founder and owner, Ms. Melissa Pedrena shares her rags-to-riches life story in a local news network. Even after becoming a billionaire, she continues to be humble and simple, a living example to all people striving for a better future.
To empower other women (and men), she conducts free workshops on…Continue
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Recently I helped my friend start a baking business called Lovelots. I encouraged her to find something she is good at and also helped her setup her own website. After doing so, her number of orders has drastically increased. She makes really good cake and cupcake designs and they taste good as well!
You can also help her out by simply liking her…Continue
My country had equal rights to women even before I was born. However, women-related violence is still evident. Every now and then news about rape and abuse is reported. That is why it is a good sign when women are allowed to express and do what they can for a better tomorrow.
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May 17, 2020
Slums of Tondo, Manila
A new form of banking has emerged in the Philippines that aims to uplift the status of the poorest of the poor. This innovation began with the 'Bank of Change', where Filipinos classified as 'severely poor' can exchange their coins (also known as 'change', hence the clever double-meaning name of the bank) for more than its original monetary value.
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the heater is the blue bulb-like thing floating in the water. it's simple technology - the bulb is plugged to a socket and heats the water with conductors inside…Continue
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