Don’t downplay the crisis, play the crisis

March 19, 2010 at 2:09 pm Leave a comment

By Peter Baeck

I  just read this interesting blog about EVOKE , a game developed by the World Bank Institute. The game allows players to play different crisis scenarios around the world. The players, primarily young people, will through the game be able to simulate different types of crisis’ in ten different areas, including hunger, poverty, and education. The aim of the network is to empower young people by giving them skills in networking and creativity, but also to simulate and come up with solutions to potential crisis’, so that when it happen,  people will know what to do, or at least they will have a network of people who will.

While reading the blog, i couldn’t help thinking ‘what if there had been an EVOKE simulation around the financial crisis?’ would it have helped us react in a better way,  would we have bailed out the bankers, or even better, could simulating the crisis help us prevent it?

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