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Can Playing Online Games Improve Impact?


September 17th Washington DC Salon - RSVP Now

Games for Development

We all like to play games - and not just with NICRA. There is a growing recognition that "serious" games can increase engagement and understanding of development issues, particularly with youth. As Jennifer Lentfer says, the use of games in development can:
  1. Be a quicker and more effective way to engage communities,
  2. Result in more productive dialogue than with traditional engagement processes,
  3. Trigger independent actions at the community or individual level.
But are games, serious or not, really a better way to do development? Can online games engage and motivate better than in-person participatory processes? Or do they seem a flippant extravagance in the face of real suffering?

Please RSVP to join us at the next Technology Salon. We'll have four thought leaders to guide us in a discussion on when, how, and with whom we should use games in development: We’ll have hot coffee and catered breakfast for a morning rush, but seating is limited. So RSVP ASAP to be confirmed for attendance: once we reach our 30-person capacity there will be a waiting list.

  Games for Development
  September Technology Salon DC
  Tuesday, September 17th
  8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
  Washington, DC, 20005

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About the Technology Salon

subscribeThe Technology Salonâ„¢ is an intimate, informal, and in person, discussion between information and communication technology experts and international development professionals, with a focus on both:
  • technology's impact on donor-sponsored technical assistance delivery, and
  • private enterprise driven economic development, facilitated by technology.
Our meetings are lively conversations, not boring presentations. Attendance is capped at 30 people - and frank participation with ideas, opinions, and predictions is actively encouraged. 

It's also a great opportunity to meet others motivated to employ technology to solve vexing development problems. Join us today!

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