After a well-deserved slow start of the day, the bravery module was launched by Edgard Gouveia, sharing his inspirational knowledge and experience with community work and collaborative games. His first step was to surface the group's expectations and make a list on flip chart. With this step out of the way, Edgard guided the group through a series of physical games that sparked reflection about collaboration, and how people usually act in the world.
Some of the feedback or reflection was related to the usual automatic behavior, reaction to commands, and strict goals that are impressed on individuals by society. Through the exercise, the group realized that doing things differently, acting with awareness and including others in process or decision making can lead to results where more people can enjoy and succeed. Participants were left puzzling how they act in the world and relate to others on the way to their dreams and goals.
The afternoon was an introduction to the Oasis Game of Elos Institute. Edgard reviewed the key concepts and steps through presenting stories of how building personal relationships with communities and offering an appreciative gaze can actually transform the both sides involved and support the community to feel empowered to become involved in their own transformation.
In the evening Harsh gave a presentation about international environmental law using three different study cases: protection of sacred areas in United States and India, whaling in Japan and international climate negotiation.