Members of the association play a “serious game” developed for arboRise by the ForDev of the ETHZ. The aim? to better understand the stakes of our action in Guinea. By playing it is easier to put yourself in the shoes of the families participating in our project. By observing the other players, we also discover how others react differently to the same reality.
Because a game is also a way of resolving tensions that may arise during a change. Whether it is the construction of windmills in Switzerland or the creation of a protected nature reserve in a tropical country, the ecological transition brings about changes that disrupt the lives of the inhabitants. Any conflicts that arise can be resolved in court or behind bars. But these are win-lose outcomes that are not sustainable. It is preferable to seek an amicable settlement, through mediation for example. The serious games developed by the ComMod association are precisely mediation tools: they allow participants to
- take a step back from the context of the conflict
- become aware of the issues at stake for the other parties involved
- observe their ways of managing the situation
- test new ways of dealing with the situation and observe the effects on others
- invent solutions that work for everyone
What do we learn from the game?
- We have an impact on the land on the spot and it is important to choose land families that have enough land
- The conditions we offer through carbon credits must be more attractive than the income from cashew monocultures
- We must encourage co-management to encourage each village community to manage itself
- We will need to help spend the future income we generate wisely and fairly
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