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LBP – A community in self-empowerment (part 1)

Video content

0. Context question
How can we unleash the huge ressources and the social capital of the Living Bridges Planet community more and more?

1. Challenge
Foster the self-organisation and flow in the community!

2. Solution
Be the commons!
(excourse to the example of everyday commons: kids go sledging and ice skating, the structure of the space is self-organizing – how can we create spaces for facilitation, that function as simple like this?)

3. Conclusion
We have to grow the group awareness about
• self-empowerment
• social capital
• creative ressources

Part 2 will be about more concrete ideas for the self-regulating and -organizing SIA (Social Information Architecture)

Music source
Nadia’s Theme – by Topher Mohr and Alex Elena

In three words: People help people
Enjoy that song

/Willi, facilitation team
(This post is a personal view.)

Update 2014-03-11: Added the Birdy video


Next Level of Living Bridges Planet – Three Examples of Bridging Power

Peers help Peers!
Lately we realized that the Living Bridges Planet is on the threshold to a next stage: Unleashing the knowhow and energies in the community.

Three Examples of Bridging Power
We are watching great progress in the awareness of collaboration value. The skills are increasing and there is a critical mass which will result in more and more “Collaborative Productivity”. – The video shows three of latest examples of peer learning (eye level) and “bridging for support and collaboration”.

Our motto is becoming true more and more

Networking the Networks.
Connecting the Change.

… and everyone can be part. The energies of creativity and trust are out there. With a bit of intelligence, experience and the simple, free tools out there you can be part. Being a giver and a taker, a tutor and a mentor, a learner and a teacher. Go!

Video content – Peers help peers – examples

Example 1:
Coaching Crowdfunding for a Workshop in Cameroon
Example 2:
Coaching a Community Development in Nepal
Example 3:
Coaching a DIY Lab Launch (+ Event) in Cambodia

Creative Commons BY-NC-SA – LIVING BRIDGES Planet
Music is from, title: “Locally Sourced”.

Creating a minimal tool set for online collaboration

Hands-on – a practice to improve group success – easy to copy and adapt.

social foresight network

Background Fukushima Open Dialogue

  • Since the nuclear catastrophe at Fukushima following the Tsunami in 2011 (wikipedia) the situation is still very difficult – there are efforts now in October 2013 to ask for help of international experts
  • Living Bridges Planet network wants to be part of this process and facilitate building bridges
  • There is a facebook group Fukushima Open Dialogue – The Asia Institute and I found that (as usually in groups like this) the facebook platform is extremely limited in usability, when one needs to share knowledge – this gave me an impulse, to create a collaborative space on google docs [web address will be published, when the structure is a bit more mature; the graphics shows an image cutout of a slide for brainstorming]

How to transform a Facebook group into a collaborative ecosystem?

  • Facebook groups have very limited usability to organize knowledge flow and management

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