The Irish Business Network Switzerland and the IEEE Power & Energy Society Switzerland are delighted to host a workshop to help our members better understand how each of us can contribute to reaching the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
Come play the 2030 SDGs Game!
When: Thursday evening January 30, 2020 18:30 – 22:00 (Registration opens 18:00)
Where: SDG Solution Space, Avenue de Sécheron 15, 1202 Genève
Format: Facilitated multi-player, card-based, simulation game with networking apéro
Register: CLICK Here to Register , Registration will be confirmed once payment is received.
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What is the 2030 SDGs Game?
It’s a facilitated multi-player, card-based game that simulates what the world could look like in 2030. During the game participants receive time and money to run projects and work towards achieving goals. What will be the outcome of the way you play the game? Will you create a prosperous, fair and sustainable world? Or will the world in 2030 be even more imbalanced than today?After the simulation we will have time to reflect and discuss what we experienced, what difference can we make and how we can connect the game world to our real world.
Where does the game come from?
The game was designed in Japan in 2016 where it has become a social phenomenon, the game has been played by over 100,000 people and counting, with events taking place daily in Japan. The game is now spreading around the world and was launched here in Switzerland at the SDG Solution Space in May.
Who can play the game?
Anyone can! Even if have no prior knowledge of the SDGs you can play this game. The game has been played by senior management of leading global companies, government officials, secondary school students, activists and everyone in between. The more diverse the game participants are, the more representative of society it is.
Why play the game?
Here is what previous game participants have to say…
“Our mindset has to change if we want to have a sustainable planet for the future generations. The 2030 SDGs Game is an easy way to get into the Sustainable Development Goals and understand the impact our own behaviour has on reaching the goals.” – Agile Coach and Trainer, Geneva
“Playing the SDGs game I realized how much the SDGs are interconnected and can only be achieved in a collective effort. While we all pursue our personal goals, we sometimes have to take a break and look again at the big picture.” – Programme Officer, United Nations Institute for Training and Research, Geneva
“We talk about the SDGs, but what can we actually do about them and how do we do it? Like many of today’s big issues, it all seems so big, complicated and impossible to do alone that it’s hard to get started. The SDGs Game is a great way of experiencing what it’s like just to get started on your bit of the puzzle and simultaneously work together to make a difference across the whole puzzle. It’s exciting, collaborative and eye opening. I highly recommend it!” – Programme Lead, Diabetes UK
Watch a brief overview of the game: https://youtu.be/1aKgVVBdf2M
We are grateful for the support of:
Supported by the IEEE Power and Energy Society, part of the IEEE Switzerland Section