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In search of a better EVOKE session2

How to make EVOKE session2 better

Challenges and social problems to be tackled for session 2 of EVOKE

In my opinion, the following are the challenges and social problems which the EVOKE Network should tackle in session 2

*Regional disparities


*Intellectual property issues.

*Social security.

*Strengthen backward and forward linkages of agriculture and industry.

*Legal provisions for downtrodden

*Real time early warning system


*Human rights

Building up of new EVOKE communities

I believe to solve problems with the idea of “Think globally and act locally”. Hence, the network should be build up throughout the globe with provision to avoid digital divide and bring all the stakeholders on EVOKE platform. Focus should be more for underdeveloped economies.

Agents for Season 2:

I don’t believe in compartmentalization of ideas and everybody should be encouraged to participate. Given a chance, I would encourage more number of students of school level to participate because they do not have stereotype ideas and can bring fresh air in EVOKE.

Changes recommended for Season 2 of EVOKE

*Some sort of psychological test at the end which will determine the mental strength of *EVOKE agent to take up missions in actual field situation.

*EVOKATION should describe actual infield situation and should start with the game itself. At the end of the game, it should feature the outcome.

*Attachment of EVOKE agents with local governance, identification of at least one problem, interaction with different stakeholder and then try for implementing a change and finally reporting the result.

New tools recommended for session 2

I like to see the following tools/ widgets for session 2 of EVOKE

*Dashboard Widget Dock

*iKons Widget

*Widget Dock Mod (work with Yahoo Widgets! 3.0 and later).


*Also we should think how to have some widget which should have in built mechanism in the software to check formation of groups for awarding point.

Reasons for coming back for a second Season

As I have mentioned about many new missions which I held close to my heart, I’ll come back in session 2 on this great platform called EVOKE. Like session1, I will be available both as player as well as mentor.

Beyond EVOKE

Civil protection, or civil defense as it also known in some places, plays a vital role worldwide through disaster preparedness and by helping people in the event of a disaster. I want the EVOKE players of session2 of a particular region (with approachable distance) should form a civil defense.

It should be more action oriented. For example, adopting a village and then start working for food sovereignty. The report of entry level activities should feature with photos/videos and blog posts.

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Comment by A.V.Koshy on May 9, 2010 at 3:08pm
makes sense for india
Comment by Thys van der Veer on May 9, 2010 at 3:29pm
How much does it matter how old each of us is? I like your opinion.
You mention nine social problems.
It seems that humans have a limited capacity to count, when seeing a series of identical objects in a fraction of a second. When asked how many items have been seen, the answer is mostly correct, when the number of objects did not exceed seven. With larger numbers people start to guess.
Nine might be too much, but when combined as three times three, it becomes easier to handle.
Prioritizing the issues? May be some mathematicians at a university might help to show the cohesion and tell wihich issue might be the root.
Comment by Thys van der Veer on May 9, 2010 at 3:49pm
Turil gives an answer to my question about age-differences:
Comment by Thys van der Veer on May 9, 2010 at 4:03pm
Citation from a comment of Turil on Turil Cronburg: So, seriously, nearly all social problems have their roots in those five simple, and crucial, elements of food, water, air, warmth, and light.


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