A crash course in changing the world.
EVOKE is a global network of online gamers - called "heros" - with the common goal to change the world in a positive way.
The players of all ages and nationalities develop an individual hero character and work on three different levels. Firstly, they can…Continue
Added by Christian Binder on June 30, 2012 at 10:23pm — No Comments
WHICH great challenges and social problems should the EVOKE Network tackle next?
The challenges and social problems I would like to see the Evoke Network handles next are
(1) URGENT EVOKE: education
(2) URGENT EVOKE: human rights
(3) URGENT EVOKE: child labor
(4) URGENT EVOKE: loss of…Continue
Added by Christian Binder on June 30, 2012 at 5:26pm — No Comments
Studying the five secrets of Crisis Communication, I picked the insight "Communicating in a dynamic environment" from the third principle "Outbreak Communication: How the Sources See the Story".
Theissue to base decisions, actions, communications or even recommendations in dynamic environment is the insight, which I found most important. In this Glen Nowak, Chief of Media Relations from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention is explaining five challenges, which he thinks are…Continue
Added by Christian Binder on June 24, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
I decided to design my own emergency dark site for a future ash cloud emergency. In 2011, for example, Germany was affected from the Iceland volcano "Grímsvötn".
On my dark site, visitors can find a real-time news feed on the home screen:
It is possible to have a closer look at map, where the affected region will bet highlited:…Continue
Added by Christian Binder on June 24, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
The Indonesian National IPM Program is the most agressive ecological agriculture training program in the world. The famers are teached in "IPM Farmer Field Schools" where they use live fields to master ecological principles and practises.
The program assumed, that it is not enough just to share information and skills with training programs. Instead, it is necessary to give the responsibility to the farmers, who are at the forefront, and contintue to…Continue
As you can see on this map, in 2020 the area around "Neunstetten" - my hometown - has changed a lot. I would like to explain you the main changes:
First of all, all electricity is gained from renewable energy ressources, located next to the town. You can find two solar energy parks (drawn in blue colour), as well as two wind…Continue
Added by Christian Binder on June 10, 2012 at 10:19pm — No Comments
In cases of a nuclear crisis the Ushahidi platform could help to filter the different kinds of data and provide urgent information to the citizen.
First of all, it would be helpful to have a map, where you can see the origin of the nuclear crisis - the nuclear power plant - as well as circles with different levels of contanimation and your local position. This would help to estimate the level of risk.
Moreover, information about the exact levels of…Continue
Added by Christian Binder on June 10, 2012 at 7:08pm — No Comments
I picked the global giving project "Learning Centers for Rural Afghan Women in Herat".
This project enables more than 7,000 young women to participate in literacy, english and income-generating skills cla**** at the Women’s Learning Centers in Herat.
Until 2020, the regions around the women learning centers have developed very well. First of all, there have been founded a lot of start up companies since 2010. There is almost no unemployment in this region and the cities could…Continue
Added by Christian Binder on June 1, 2012 at 8:47pm — No Comments
One year after the launch of the Global Partnership on Girls’ and Women’s Education, I would like to have a closer look at the outcomes of the most sucessfull projects. First of all, the projects addresses the two main areas secondary education and literacy. Here are some fact and figures.
- A Procter and Gamble funded project in Senegal which is focusing on “girls’ and women’s literacy”, opened 160 classrooms already in seven regions and trained 100 literacy…Continue
The water crisis is not only an issue for developing countries. Also hightech countries, such as the southeastern Asian city-state Singapore has to face this challenge.
Although the island Singapore enjoys heavy rainfall, there is a lack of sufficient watershed and natural rivers from which to draw water.
The small, densely populated island enjoys heavy rainfall, but lacks sufficient watersheds and natural rivers from which to draw water. Because space to store water is so…Continue
Added by Christian Binder on May 17, 2012 at 8:34am — No Comments
I am celebrating my birthday on 3rd of September 2020 with a barbecue in my garden. For me, this is always a special event, as I like to see and talk to all of my friends and my family.
As time has changed over the last view years, also the energy sources have changed.
In 2020, there is a lot of use of solar energy. For example the grass in my garden is cutted from a mowing robot, who is charged fuly automatic with solar energy, the light in the evening is coming from solar…Continue
In Germany, only very few people are affected by hunger and food insecurity at the moment. The economic growth, a very low unemployment rate, as well as a stable political environment are just a few reasons for this positive development.
On the other hand, there have been around 12,6 mio people in Germany in 2009 with a risk of being statistically assigned of poverty. Belonging to this group with an income of less than 940€/month most of the people are not affected by hunger and food…Continue
Having studied this blog article, I want to share my favorite secret of creative thinking which can be found in the seven rules from Paul Polak:
"Think creatively: start big, use constraints as a filter and find the simplest solution."
First of all, it is helpful to start with the creation of a "big picutre". This enables getting an overview of a problem and its connections to other issues while it does not limit creative thinking. It is possible to…Continue
Added by Christian Binder on April 26, 2012 at 4:21pm — No Comments