Edgard Gouveia Júnior
Co-Founder Elos Foundation, Warriors Without Weapons, Oasis Games, Play the Call
An early career in professional volleyball in Brazil, his native country, Edgard was soon exchanged for training at the University of Santos in Architecture and Urban Planning. Upon graduation, he and his colleagues co-founded the Elos Foundation, an architectural firm dedicated to community activism. Pursuing their social mandate, they founded the Warriors Without Weapons Program in 1999, a bi-annual five week training for young entrepreneurs to learn the tools of effective collaboration. He became a specialist in Cooperative Games and partner of Projeto Cooperação using the approach of games to build collaboration among teams in companies, communities and networks.
The strength of this methodology soon led Edgard and his colleagues to develop the Oasis Game , a three- to ten-day activism model. Edgard has been active internationally in teaching this process of this playful social methodology for the past fifteen years. For the past two years, Edgard has been actively engaged in the creation of a new project, Play The Call a Global Game that aims to activate and connect over two billion people in global activism projects through the creation of a new game.
Edgard continues to travel and lecture widely to spread the awareness of the Global Game “PlayTheCall” and teach the tools of “playing to save the world” in a way that is fast, free, fun and fantastic. He is both an Ashoka Fellow, a Berkana Fellow and TRIP Transformers Fellow.