Awareness-raising games and tools

Game changers for change agents – Sustainable Development Goals in dialogue

climate game

Young people are aware of the enormous environmental, economic, and social challenges of our time. Nevertheless, they are often overwhelmed by their complexity and they usually lack the political experience needed to form a critical majority. This is where this game comes in. It supports students in looking at sustainability challenges through a systemic lens and recognizing conflicting goals and positive co-benefits.

Wake up, smell the coffee and play the game

Coffee is one of the most widely used beverages in the world, with around 10 billion kgs of coffee consumed in 2021. But what’s the story behind all these cups of coffee consumed day in, day out? How is coffee produced, processed, and distributed? Who are the players involved? And what does all of this mean for sustainable development? Our Lao Coffee Game takes you to a coffee-producing region in southern Laos and lets you be the players.

Academy 2030: playfully explore the 2030 Agenda

The UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development requires negotiations to balance different development priorities. Achieving one goal can have positive or negative effects on other goals, and interactions between goals are often complex. Focusing on SDGs 3, 15, and 16 (“Health”, “Land”, and “Conflict”) in Ethiopia and Kenya, the Academy 2030 platform offers entry points to understanding complex systems. Three modules – “Learn”, “Understand”, and “Apply” – enable users to delve into the topic, test their knowledge, develop their own ideas, and access selected data and information for their own analyses.

Let’s go DanaLand

The game “Let’s go DanaLand”, part of an interactive exhibit, enables visitors to learn more about sufficient lifestyles. It will be hosted by the Umwelt Arena in Spreitenbach from 1 September to 30 November 2016. Beginning in January 2017, the mobile exhibit will travel to different communities and schools.

Bougouni: A strategy game about sustainable development in the Sahel

The game Bougouni brings to life the challenges faced by developing countries. While playing it, students are encouraged to address various ecological, social, and economic issues. The prototype for Bougouni was jointly developed by CDE and partner organisations in Mali. Together with PHBern and éducation21, CDE has reworked the content of the game, making it suitable for use with high school-aged students.