Week 2: Kick-off

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09.09.2015

The work on your new project has started. First of all the roles ware defined as it follows:

Benji Pauly- Tech Steward

Ockje Sisselaar – Team Leader 

Tsvetelina Stamenova – Documentarian

Charlotte Stoopman – Production Manager

Alexandra Poláková – Client Services

Afterwards, the Team Leader (Ockje Sisselaar) clarified everybody’s tasks for the following week and discussed everybody`s duties trough the whole project.The Blog was launched and the work on it started.

On Thursday, the 10 september 2015, at 15’ o’clock there was a Skype meeting with Francois. Here the team members of client servies had a talk with Francois to get a little bit of insight of what IWF is, what the exact meaning of IWF is, what its role is ect. Here are some of the main points Francois had pointed out for us during the Skype meeting:

——The overall objective is to help a community thrive. For us IDE-C and the IWF, the power is in the people who already want to do something. BUT understand that we are not here to change the world, we are here to express ourselves and our concerns – and if that happens to change something, all for the better. This is how the IWF community should come together: For people with the same concern for water. IWF is not a organization that believes it is necessary to convince anyone because there is already a large number of individuals with a genuine interest about water. Our aim to get those people with this genuine interest to work together. Thus in short, our aim/job is to get these individuals to unite. to work together. to inspire the people with the same concerns about water. About the integrally-informed approach: The IWF audience taggert is for young people. The organization IWF likes to keep things short, thus not bore people with long and overloaded theory and knowledge. The IWF goal is not to build a philosophy around water, it’s to have concrete actions « in the context of » a long-term vision.The IWF wants to craft a longer-term vision for access to water, and long-term can only be understood if we care for the issue / if it’s part of our culture. If a individual or a group cares about something, they will invest the time to think about it before acting. The objective is not to change the world, but design the conditions for mind-sets to shift! Fracious words, how he feels about IWF: Confusiastic is a new word for me, but not a new emotion! There is something foundational about working on water, where failure might be occasional but success unavoidable as water is essential to life and our future. The evolutionary impulse will always look for a way emerge; may the opportunity to listen inward, express who we are and create concrete outcomes be a joyful journey in your Project Community! (I know it will be for me!) For those looking for security, know that each time you are setting out to do something that has never been done before, there is no expert to turn to, so you have to choose to be present, and at the end of the process you’ll be that expert!———— 

From the information we gathered from Francois, we are now able to proceed with our project. Next week we will provide you the next update about the next meeting and where we stand within this project.

Have a nice day guys!

Team BATCO.

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4 thoughts on “Week 2: Kick-off”

  1. It sounds like you are off to a great start. What are the next set of questions you think you need to ask Francois? How can you use YOUR networks of peers to test your ideas (since younger people are IWFs target audience!)

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    1. Hi Nancy,

      Francois is giving us a lot of input, with is AWESOME! However, we are being overloaded with information, so our aim at the moment is clarity, because we as a group can only do so much within our time scale.

      Yesterday (16-09-15) Marcel, Team leader in group: Team 5 Kings Bloggers, had a short Skype call with Francois. Feed-back we received was that there is one thing we should keep in mind – ‘If François Bruley had already known how to involve the younger generation, he would have done that already.’
      Thus it is our task to think of ways how young people can help the IWF (without boring them to death with theory). To get in contact with them, here we will use social media for.

      So right now we are brainstorming ways we can get younger people to help IWF, such as creating a APP (game about water ect. “BRAIN STILL COLLECTING IDEAS” 🙂

      Kind Regards,
      Ockje Sisselaar
      Team Leader

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  2. Even though it is very interesting, I am curious about how you would process to gather communities together, which is not an easy task. In order to raise awareness about the water conditions on earth you should focus on those who are passionate, those who can initiate change, those who are the most concerned: the youth. The key medium for inspiring those people that have the same water concerns as your NGO and connect them to work together, is to recognize how to attract the audience in the best possible rate. The young generation gets educated about environmental issues at university, an ideal place to distribute flyers, promote with presentations or create an app, in form of a game for instance, because that is how young people get informed nowadays. That might be ways to involve people to solve the need for fresh water in the world.

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  3. Excellent idea Helen on the app, as now a days everything is getting digitally. However you said ‘create an app’ to spread awareness. Well creating an app is not that simple. I have a better idea, maybe instead of creating an app try and get IWF to work with app organization and advertise the wastage of water there. For example companies producing popular app games could work with IWF. Advertising the wastage of water it in their app or even could start producing a water game that spreads awareness. BLUE MOOD the other group has a similar idea, creating an app to achieve donations.

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