17 May 2017 - 19 May 2017
Risk and Resilience researchers Piotr Magnuszewski and Junko Mochizuki will be attending DNC 2017, where they will be presenting an advanced prototype of the Water Energy Nexus game; this has been developed as part of the project "Simulation games as new methods for understanding stakeholder interaction and decision-making in complex systems".
Building on the increasingly 'action-oriented' research portfolio of the Risk and Resilience program, and within the thematic scope of the conference, Magnuszewski and Mochizuki have written a position paper which highlights the need for novel approaches in stakeholder engagement. Gaming allows for simulation of the complex challenges related to negotiation and collaboration, both across and within various sectors (i.e. private, government etc); this bridging between concepts and implementation is vital if a 'nexus approach' is to be successful.
Participants at DNC 2017 will be given the opportunity to actually play the game itself; this move away from the traditional conference format allows the participants to really engage with the complex policy issues at hand e.g. energy and good production, maintenance of wetland ecosystem services and trans-boundary basin management.
Magnuszewski will also be test-driving the game later this year in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, where he will also be providing employees from the African Development Bank with game facilitation training.
Aims of the 2017 Dresden Nexus Conference
DNC2017 aims to:
The program for this year can be viewed here.
Last edited: 12 May 2017
Magnuszewski P, Mochizuki J, Keating A, French A, Liu W, Mechler R, & Linnerooth-Bayer J (2017). Smart gaming for informing policy. In: IIASA Institutional Evaluation 2017, 27 February-1 March 2017, IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.
Mochizuki J (2016). Review of Serious Gaming Applications in Humanitarian Operations and Disaster Risk Management: State-of-the-Art and Future Directions for Research. In: IDRiM 2016 7th International Conference on Integrated Disaster Risk Management Disasters and Development: Towards a Risk Aware Society, October 1-3, 2016, Isfahan, Islamic Republic of Iran.
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