Report of the webinar on Serious Games and Social Learning

On Thursday the 4th of July 2019, 15.00 – 16.30 CEST (GMT +2), the webinar From games to action: When and how can serious games stimulate learning and support decision making for natural resource management? took place. This interactive webinar featured various presentations by early career and senior researchers as well as a practitioner who have been using serious games to contribute to the solving of diverse challenges in different parts of the world.

  • Robert-Jan den Haan (University of Twente) will reflect on the application of serious games for river management in the Netherlands and results from a review on social learning outcomes of serious games
  • Sharlene Gomes (TU Delft) will reflect on the application of serious games for capacity building in groundwater management in Bangladesh
  • Bettina Koelle (Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre) will reflect on the use of serious games by the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre
  • Ilan Chabay  (Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies) will reflect on the application of serious games for transformative change

This webinar was organized by the Learning Community – one of the working groups of TIAS. The aim was to have closer look at what serious games are, what their potential is and how can be these used to support natural resource use and its up-take across different context.

The webinar recording, presentations and report are now available from our webinar page.