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WBI Launches EVOKE: A Crash Course in Changing the World

EVOKE, a new online game, is a ten-week crash course in changing the world. The goal is to help empower people all over the world, especially young people in Africa, to come up with creative solutions to urgent social problems.

EVOKE is free to play and open to anyone, anywhere. Players will gain 21st century skills needed to become social innovators who shape the future.
 
The 'text book' for EVOKE is an online graphic novel. Set in the year 2020, the novel follows the efforts of a mysterious network of Africa’s best problem-solvers. 
 
Each week, as players unravel the mystery of the EVOKE network, they will form their own innovation networks: brainstorming creative solutions to real-world development challenges, learning more about what it takes to be a successful social innovator, and finding ways to make a difference in the world.
 
The game starts March 3, 2010 and ends on May 12, 2010. Participants who successfully complete ten game challenges in ten weeks will join the first graduating class of the EVOKE network and become the World Bank Institute Social Innovators - Class of 2010. 
  
Top players will also earn mentorships with experienced social innovators and business leaders from around the world, and scholarships to share their vision for the future at the upcoming EVOKE Summit in Washington DC.
 

EVOKE was developed by the World Bank Institute and directed by alternate reality game master Jane McGonigal.

Pre-register now for EVOKE at: www.urgentevoke.com 

Watch the game trailer at: http://vimeo.com/9094186

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