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Ter Aar, ZH, Netherlands
Story teller and OpenIDEO Seasoned User
"Never stop learning."
Long-time OpenIDEO user, once Atrocities Prevention Challenge Community Champion.
Passionate about sharing the stories of startups and off the beaten track startup ecosystems, starting in Düsseldorf Germany. Also, I'm a lead community mentor in a MOOC called Beyond Silicon Valley. But most of all, a very proud dad.
In the Land of Creativity, a storm is brewing. The guilds of storytellers, painters, musicians and many more creativities are gathering around. They’ve sent out their ambassadors to all corners of the world, and now are waiting for a call to action.
Introduce Peace Intelligence (PI) as a parallel to Business Intelligence (BI), leveraging the best BI software, algorithms, and teams to integrate current data and present in real time in visualized dashboards building a self-sustaining PI cycle.
A first aid kit is a collection of supplies and equipment for use in giving first aid, and can put together for the purpose. The idea of this first aid kit is to help people, who are living in the hard-to-access areas, to signal danger.
A web-based, open platform for actors in all sectors to share, visualize, and analyze data related to the underlying conditions of conflict that exist in areas prone to violence and mass atrocities globally to inform policy and enable action.
This concept is based on the idea of having a platform where storytellers (news network reporters, photojournalists...) post stories creating clarity for listeners (Aid organizations, news providers, citizens...) who then take necessary actions.
NFC tag stickers can be used to share messages with others without wireless or cellphone coverage. The stickers could be left on trees or rocks, much like a trail of 'breadcrumbs' leading one out of the forest.
Use the connectors between communities as a conduit to build trust and revenue. Merchants, salespeople, distributors, transportation providers could all serve as a supply chain for a set of new business opportunities.
What if we can enable people who live in hard-to-access areas to gather and send information, by giving them the information and tools to do so before violence erupts? Building on several inspirations and ideas, Enabler Cards explore that question.
Could we set up and facilitate a phone service/network to enable young people to discuss and listen to the situation they both face, with fellow young people they feel are from a different group, or are ‘on the other side’ of the conflict/situation?
Product is bearing an insightful message or information / Product reaches perpetrator/violator / Consumer is confronted with pro peace statements each and every day / Change of behaviour as possible outcome
Some organizations with strong ties to the outside world have staff on the ground in hard-to-access areas. Let's give these disparate networks of well-positioned, better-connected individuals a platform to Raise a Red Flag when trouble is observed!
Before talking about change, even do a great action: A (paperbased) tool to ask people if they see the street get better or worse in a year, ignites the brain, sense of home belonging, inspires to act and connects Ngo/Gov/Local data needs!
Who doesn’t like a good pat on the back or a reward for a job well done? Also friendly competition adds fun and excitement to any task. Thus let’s develop a process to recognize & reward people for taking action and to enable friendly competiti
Crowdsource "audio books" in a library for enhanced reality! Volunteers upload their stories/soundscapes. Geo-tag the starting point of each story to GPS-coordinates. Listeners download the Mp3 at home, travel to the starting point and press play!
Enables a frequently scheduled, reoccuring & circulating "multi-media- screenings" out in public places, you will just need a white wall or portable-film screen and a power outlet (can be supplied with extension cord, through a window from a shop)
Competitions, annual (or bimonthly/monthly) Photo challenges, that influence citizens/volunteers design & shape the formats & rules each time. This involves them in the process, and can inspire people to look at their home streets in brand new ways.
Turn the energy consumption and recycling data that is currently only used by planners into an open source live commentary on our environments. Promote competitions and prizes for the towns, developments, blocks and individuals that contribute most.
Have open competitions to crowdsource artworks, infographics and get new creative ways on how to show the good benefits with riding on collective transports instead of each citizen driving alone in their own car.
By focusing on today's students, tomorrow's leaders, the Internpreneur Starter Kit (ISK) and Certification Program takes a systems approach to plant the seeds of change from the bottom, up, and from the inside, out.
If you want to change the world, you might want to start with the next generation of leaders. And as OpenIDEO is popular in several schools, maybe there's one that can start the Masters of World Benefit program.
It's a magical world ... let's go exploring.
A dedicated team with the mandate to generate innovative improvements focused on world benefit that are then developed and realised in an incubation center.
End of the month. Pay date. This month you not only collect your salary; you also collect GreenMoney.
A global currency for social good.
You can use it to buy your locally produced organic carrots and wind-powered electricity.
Wow, what a detailed an great idea. You might want to check out the babycenter website. You might already know it, but they have something similar. They send out a weekly newsletter that actually follows the development of your baby, and then your newborn. It provides info on developmental steps, what to look out for and what to expect. See https://www.babycenter.com/
By the way, in Germany, each expecting mother gets a "mother pass", in which all her details are recorded, including examination and test results relevant to the pregnancy. She's asked/required to keep the pass with her at all times. Every time she visits a doctor or medical service, but also in case of an accident, medical professionals have direct access to all the information they need. It is still quite old-school, as it is a little booklet in which info is (hand)written. But sometimes low tech works best.