27 February 2017
with partners Hanns Seidel Foundation (Think Namibia
), Namibian Youth Coalition on Climate Change
, National Youth Council
, and the Namibia University of Science and Technology
hosted the first of what will be a series of games called 'Games for the SDGs'.
These games aim to provide a platform for Namibian citizens to come together to
learn about and discuss the Sustainable Development Goals freely and
informally, and even find ways in which we, as citizens, can contribute.
On Friday (24 February) we played our first game, called the Privilege Game. It
is a game that raises awareness around privilege in a society, and our own
empathy towards other people. The game speaks to inequality (SD Goal 10), but
is linked to pretty much all the other goals in one way or another.
Participants were given roles to identify with, roles that exist in Namibian
society, and were, during the game, given the chance to understand access and
privilege around their roles. Depth dialogues ensued after the game, after
which we discussed the link of the game and our heightened awareness to the
The game ran successfully, and we look forward to running a game a month as
part of the 'Games for the SGDs' series. All games will be hosted at the House
of Democracy, thanks to the Hanns Seidel Foundation's Climate Change Project.
The next game will take place on Friday, 31 March 2017, between 13:45 and
16:00, and will be a board game focusing on Flood Resilience. Come learn and
share with us, the last Friday afternoon of every month. Follow us on facebook
to find out when and what the next
game will be about.