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Friday, June 24 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Games and Governance: Designing Games with International Organizations

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At the Engagement Lab, students, staff and faculty design games (digital and analog) for local social impact in the developing world. Learn about the challenges and opportunities of co-designing with development and humanitarian organizations, such as UNICEF and the Red Cross, in such a way that has immediate benefit to players and builds capacity for the organization. With special guests from UNDP Egypt.

Speakers
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Eric Gordon

Founder and Executive Director, The Engagement Lab @ Emerson College
Eric Gordon is a game designer and scholar focused on civic engagement, learning, and play. He is an associate professor at Emerson College and the founder and executive director of the Engagement Lab (http://elab.emerson.edu). He is also a faculty associate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. He is the author of two books: Net Locality: Why Location Matters in a Networked World (Blackwell 2011, with Adriana de... Read More →
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Gazbia Sorour

UNDP Egypt
Gazbia Sorour works in the United Nations Development Programme in Egypt with the Innovation for Development Team. She graduated from the American University in Cairo with a degree in Political Science and History. During her time in UNDP Egypt. She was one of the founders of the Innovation for Development Lab. She is responsible for several initiatives mainly focused on games for social change and design thinking. She has experience in community... Read More →
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Sherif El Tokali

UNDP Egypt
Sherif El Tokali is Assistant Resident Representative at the United Nations | Development Programme (UNDP) Egypt Country Office and the Innovation for | Development Team Leader. Tokali joined UNDP Egypt in 1991 and has been working | on promoting the Information and Communications Technology for Development | (ICT4D) Portfolio, leading to the formation of the EGYPT ICT4D Trust Fund in 2002 | and the implementation of several flagship ICT4D... Read More →


Friday June 24, 2016 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 105

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