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GCSP contributes to video game for peace practitioners

The GCSP is proud to contribute to a consortium of recognised international peacebuilding institutions working together to develop a computer game for peace practitioners from all over the world.

"It’s an honour to work on a project that aims at building a brighter future for people all over the world. This project should prove that serious games are an impactful, unmissable tool for peacebuilding."

GAF van Baalen, Game Director and co- owner of &amp;ranj

The game is expected to be launched in September 2016 and seeks to train local and international professionals in manoeuvring through complex, ever changing socio-political problems. 

A serious game can immerse the players in a compelling storyline. It provides a safe environment to experiment behaviour and practice competencies. 

The partners in this project are: the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD), the PeaceNexus Foundation, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC), the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), and the GCSP.

The game is being developed by the award-winning serious games developer &ranj, specializing in corporate training, education, communication and health.