Games are a great way to rapidly gain learning and experience. They can help local officials and community leaders experience the impacts of climate change and other scenarios; understand the value of forecasts, insurance, and other tools; and enhance their overall understanding of risk reduction. See the resources below to learn how to use these games in your own community.
UN/ISDR and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) collaborated to produce an educational kit for children on preventing disasers. The kit includes the “Riskland” board game in which players learn about steps they can take to reduce disaster impacts by answering questions to advance along the board’s path. Source: UNISDR
- The Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre page on Games includes an extensive list of games for both youth and adults. The games are all easy to organise, engage participants both mentally and physically, and are designed to improve decision-making on risk and uncertainty.
- UNESCO collaborated with the RCRC Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC ) to develop a series of mobile phone-based games for youth. These include:
- Paying for Predictions game
- Ready! game – an innovative way to have focused conversations with communities around location-specific disaster preparedness and disaster risk reduction
- River Basin Game (WWF)