The WwWo - Global Families : Taming Globalization
 Posted on 22/05/2014 - 13:04
Idea Outline
Supplement individual local networks with individual global networks to help make people immune against local disaster strikes See

The Challenge
When disaster strikes, where do you turn to first, if you are in need of help? Who is going to support you when things go wrong? 1. You yourself 2. Your family 3. Friends, neighbours and relatives 4. Local assistance 5. Authorities 6. NGOs 7. God The most effective help resources are usually those nearest to you! This scheme works well when the only person in need of help is you yourself… But what with war, poverty, disease, droughts, floods, famines, epidemics, earthquakes and other natural or man-made disasters, WHICH WOULD ALSO STRIKE THOSE NEAR TO YOU ? Chances are that those on the top of your list are so busy helping and saving themselves, that they have no time or means help you. And number 7 requires a miracle.

The Solution

Major disasters tend to strike entire populations at once, like a tsunami rippling through the ocean. Nearby help resources are likely to be affected, overwhelmed and exhausted.

The only resources that are unaffected are those that are far off, beyond the disaster’s shock wave, but usually also beyond your own reach, unless you yourself are a very resourceful person.

The solution is to create yourself a “global family”: a network of very diverse people, located all around the globe, keeping an eye out for each other, and hopefully able to mount a rescue & aid mission when one of the global family members falls victim to such a calamity ?

The internet has opened a unique opportunity to assemble such global families. See how this can be accomplished on !

Target group and social impact
Target groups : the entire population of living creatures on Earth: humans, but also animal and plant life ! Social impact : this idea aspires to improve life in general, in just about all its aspects : social, economic, healthcare, knowledge dissemination, ecology, durability... even political, by offering a supplemental support network besides the social security measures that are in place. See how this can be accomplished on !

Competences of the applicant
Occupational health & safety physician Medical CIO / IT architect @ IDEWE : OH&S prevention at work Member of the Sectoral Committees for Social Security & Health @ Belgian Crossroads Bank of Social Security KSZ-BCSS : building an information society (social security, e-Gov, eHealth, privacy, research, public health) 5-lingual (Dutch, English, French, German, Afrikaans)

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Social Category
  • Civic Empowerment and Community Engagement
  • Economic Empowerment and Prosperity
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Health and Demographic Change
  • Knowledge Society and Education
  • Social Inclusion, Human Rights and Equality
  • Other

  • Tecnology Category
  • Geolocation
  • Mobile
  • Open Source
  • Social Software
  • Web/Internet
  • Other

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