Children play the Half the Sky mobile games in Kenya. | Credit: Ed Owles, Worldview.

Community Spotlights: Share Your Work on Games for Development with the Climatelinks Community!

By Climatelinks

This October, Climatelinks is focusing on games for development, and we would like to hear from you!

Games can take a variety of forms, from in-person tabletop games to web-based or mobile applications. No matter the platform, games can be useful tools for encouraging cooperation, refining decision-making, and creating a common understanding of development issues. And with mobile phone ownership on the rise worldwide, games can be developed to reach a wide range of audiences at any time. USAID’s current mobile apps catalogue features games related to health and education. Some organizations, such as the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, have developed extensive catalogues of climate-related games representing various topics and scenarios.

Have you experienced a fun or interesting climate or development game first-hand? Are you familiar with other Information Communications Technologies (ICTs) for development that may be interesting to the Climatelinks community? Send us a message at [email protected] with your resources by October 23 and we will share them via our blog, social media and monthly newsletter.

We look forward to receiving and sharing information about activities and resources developed by your organization or others that you look to for guidance as a development practitioner.

 

 
Strategic Objective
Integration
Topics
Climate Change Integration, Climate Science, Conflict and Governance, Education, Health, Partnership, Resilience, Training
Region
Global

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Climatelinks is a global knowledge portal for USAID staff, implementing partners, and the broader community working at the intersection of climate change and international development. The portal curates and archives technical guidance and knowledge related to USAID’s work to help countries mitigate and adapt to climate change. 

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