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EVOKE was developed by the World Bank Institute, the learning and knowledge arm of the World Bank Group, and directed by alternate reality game master Jane McGonigal.

Citadel Agents Answer Urgent Evoke

Posted by Alchemy on 03 Feb under Uncategorized

Citadel agents, congratulations for making it this far. Your journey is just beginning. Over the next several weeks you will be asked to contemplate some of our worlds most urgent challenges. Explore, imagine, act and evoke the future you want to realize. We hope others will join you and follow your [...]

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EVOKE Group Play

Posted by Robert Hawkins on 14 Oct under Uncategorized

Greetings EVOKE agents,
Over the summer we completed another round of EVOKE for almost 40 classrooms with players from Australia, Bolivia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Morroco, Nepal, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Taiwan, Uganda, USA, and Zambia.  During this phase players created over 2,000 new blog posts.
Congratulations to all new agents for sharing [...]

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Season 1 Dark Site to re-open for new groups

Posted by Robert Hawkins on 01 Feb under Uncategorized

Greetings EVOKE agents.   Are you ready to re-engage?   Are you ready to welcome new agents to the network?  Due to overwhelming demand from teachers and community leaders, EVOKE – Season 1 dark site will re-open on a three month trial run basis.  New groups of players can now submit a [...]


EVOKE wins #1 Social Game of the Year!

Posted by Robert Hawkins on 03 Jan under Uncategorized

Happy 2011 EVOKE agents!  Great news to kick off the new year – EVOKE received top honors in 2010 from Games for Change, the leading global organization for games designed to have a positive real world impact.  Congrats to the entire development team, and to all of you who contributed to the EVOKE community!
We will soon be accepting [...]


World Bank Apps for Development Challenge

Posted by Robert Hawkins on 19 Oct under Uncategorized

While we await the next season of EVOKE, I wanted to share with you another challenge brought to you by the World Bank — the apps for development challenge — See link – http://appsfordevelopment.challengepost.com/
The World Bank launched its Open Data Initiative in April, 2010. This initiative made an array of data sets, including the World Development [...]

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EVOKE Certificates for Class of 2010 — Last Call

Posted by Robert Hawkins on 19 Oct under Uncategorized

Greetings agents,
After distributing certificates for all of those agents that qualified, we have had some inquiries from agents who did not receive a certificate but completed the necessary number of missions and quests to be considered.  If there are any agents who did not receive a certificate but feel that they should have, please send [...]


EVOKE Challenge has started

Posted by Robert Hawkins on 02 Aug under News, Uncategorized, evokation

Greetings Agents,
The EVOKE challenge has begun!  Please visit the EVOKE challenge on Global Giving at www.globalgiving.org/evoke to support 25 fellow agents in their quest to raise resources and donors for their EVOKATIONS.   The challenge will run for the month of August — ending 23:59 EST on August 31, 2010.  Bonus resources will be available [...]

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Posted by Robert Hawkins on 22 Jul under Uncategorized

Greetings EVOKE agents!  I’m very pleased to announce the agents and agent teams selected for the various prize categories.
There were four categories of prizes for which we evaluated the EVOKATIONS:

EVOKE summit scholarship
EVOKATION Seed Funding of US$1,000 (to be distributed through Global Giving)
EVOKE challenge participation with Global Giving


EVOKE Survey

Posted by Robert Hawkins on 18 May under News, Uncategorized

Greetings Agents,
Help us learn!  Help shape the next generation of EVOKE!
All EVOKE agents are invited to take a short Web survey that will help measure EVOKE’s impact on social innovation.  We all believe that EVOKE has an important role to play — in education, innovation, development.  Help us show it!
Take the survey!

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Mentors — And now there are 20

Posted by Robert Hawkins on 16 May under Mentor Reports, Uncategorized, evokation

EVOKE agents — I’m pleased to introduce another set of four inspiring  mentors to the network.  They bring an incredible array of talents and experience from both established an entrepreneurial ventures including — EA Entertainment, Samasource, Afroes, and the Shuttleworth Foundation.   Please join me in welcoming Dan Morris, Chelsea Seale, Anne Shongwe, and Steve Vosloo!