Games for the SDGs

Progress Namibia - Games for the SDGs
Progress Namibia partners with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, National Youth Council, and the National Youth Coalition on Climate Change, as well as the Namibian University of Science and Technology on 'Games for the SDGs'. This is a series of monthly games aimed at citizen awareness and active participation of and for the Sustainable Development Goals.

It started with the running a World Climate Simulation game in November 2016 in the run-up to the World Climate Summit in Marrakesh, where we thought it would be helpful for (particularly young) people to understand the complexity of the climate negotiation process. The game was a live simulation (through modeling) of how political decisions directly affected temperature rises and connected consequences (such as drought, famine, flooding, and so on). The game was a success, and the team decided to host one monthly in 2017 to engage interested citizens with sustainability and the SDGs.

By the end of 2017, we had run eight games in total. Our report 'Games for the SDGs: Lessons from a year of using simulation games and tools to create awareness and mobilisation on the Sustainable Development Goals in Namibia' is a short synopsis of each game, and the lessons learned from the process conducting the games over the year.

Thanks to the growing success of the games, and funding support from Hanns Seidel Foundation, we will be continuing the series into 2018.

If interested in joining a game, please contact Mr Reinhold Mangundu,