Author Archives: Futressa

Catalysts for Change: Still Going Strong

Dear Catalysts, At long last, we come together again to reflect on the Catalysts for Change game. For me, personally, it has been an experience that has continued to evolve as I move farther away from the actual game play.  … Continue reading

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Winners!! Of the Innovative Citizenship Award!!!!

Plasko_Kisic in Peru and Open in Oakland win the Innovative Citizenship award for touching on a very old issue that continues to have deep modern implications. Plasko_Kisic reminds us that denying one group the ability to fully express their identity and to exercise their own … Continue reading

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Winner!! of the Master Storyteller Award!

The Master Storyteller Award goes to 3 people who together arrived at a great idea around using a global library system for sharing hyperlocal stories about best practices. Well done! Magnusi in New York suggests we go hyperlocal to tell … Continue reading

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Under 1 hour left of game play!!!!

Hello all you Catalysts for Change! As we are nearing the end of this amazing process here are some short and sweet figures: We’ve had over 1,400 PLAYERS from over 50 COUNTRIES and you have contributed over 17,000 cards. SEVENTEEN … Continue reading

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1 hour left of game play!!

Hello all you Catalysts for Change! As we are nearing the end of this amazing process here are some short and sweet figures: We’ve had over 1,400 PLAYERS from over 50 COUNTRIES and you have contributed over 17,000 cards. SEVENTEEN … Continue reading

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12 hours left! How to stay productive.

In the first 36 hours of the game we played more than 14,000 cards!!! That is an impressive amount of ideas, concerns, and innovations have been passed around. Not only is that exciting, but we have also had engagement from all … Continue reading

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Where are the HEALTH innovations?

We’ve played many interesting cards thinking about what poverty means, how to financially innovate poverty alleviation, looking at eductions, governance, and other themes. But I don’t see much on basic health issues. nengak writes this card… (and death I might add) How … Continue reading

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Is the answer as simple as redistributing wealth through cash transfers?

Throughout the game there have been many cards played suggesting different ways to perhaps, redistribute wealth by giving poor communities or individuals money. (never mind the numbers are off, the point is valid) While others, in the same vain, suggest … Continue reading

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A friendship across borders has been built!

As we were designing Catalysts for Change it was a secret hope of mine that friendships might be built beyond these internet walls. And that these friendships could even lead to real world action. Well, a few 12 hours into … Continue reading

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Meet our 22 Global Game Guides!

We have gathered an amazing crew of 22 global game guides who are joining us from all over the globe. From Mexico to Argentina, from Nigeria to Kenya, from India to Russia… and BEYOND!  We are working to engage the … Continue reading

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