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Terragon the Co-creation Game can help multiple stakeholders work in synchrony to find and implement effective climate change strategies.



In preparing for the effects of climate changes diverse organisations, communities and people from different backgrounds and industries need to come together. These multiple stakeholders may not know each other, often have tight agendas, and may not be fully aware of the context of the challenge. Therefore, it is difficult, costly, and time consuming to make them reach a point where they can work together in synchrony to design and coordinate the implementation of effective climate change strategies. Furthermore, many groups without knowing are trying to reach solutions for similar challenges locally and internationally.

Terragon the Co-creation Game is a platform that creates the right conditions for the emergence of collective creativity. The game removes the blockages that arise when working with strangers, saves considerable time of face-to-face meetings, and guides them through a co-creation process to find solutions to their real challenges. The outcome is more and better strategies in a shorter amount of time, heightened team spirit, and concrete results. In addition, the online platform allows local, regional and international players to participate, and the ability to share and build upon the co-created solutions for similar challenges.

Terragon the Co-creation Game has already helped solve societal issues in the Netherlands and can be adapted for the Climate Change Adaptation challenge.

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What actions do you propose?

The challenge of climate change adaptation require the ideas, thoughts, and commitment from a wide group of players from multiple disciplines and organisations. Not one person has the solutions. The collective does, under the right conditions.

Co-creation means creating together. It is about sharing knowledge, exchanging ideas, and working together towards a common goal. Terragon the Co-creation Game can be used by local and international partners to facilitate the definition of strategies for climate change adaptation as well as the coordination of the implementation of these strategies. Once the main platform is there, any game challenge can be created for different purposes. For example:

1) The game can be used to create and help coordinate institutional  partnerships. Moreover, it can be used to involve other stakeholders in the strategy definition, and implementation, as well as ensuring alignment of goals.

2) Likewise, the game can be used as a mechanism to connect research bodies to share and align research objectives.

3) The game can connect the organizations that are in charge of transmitting knowledge to the relevant stakeholders, and in times,  the stakeholders themselves can be connected to the game.

4) The game challenges to be solved by the collective can include: how to find financial possibilities for a certain adaptation.

Who will take these actions?

Ahead of the Game will adapt the current game for the Climate Change Adaptation challenge. We are open to collaborate with MIT or another institution or organization for this purpose.

At the beginning Ahead of the Game (and partners) can facilitate the first few games, and then we can develop a manual and a certification for additional facilitators of the game, which can be members of institutions and non-profit organizations all over the world. 

Where will these actions be taken?

The games can be facilitated remotely and/or at the location. 

What are other key benefits?

Terragon the Co-creation Game for Climate Change Adaptation will create a link among main stakeholders locally and internationally and can involve people at small and large scales.

It will help them devise better strategies and reach concensus. The game can also include the creation and follow-up of a template to help the stakeholders align goals, coordinate actions and follow progress.

What are the proposal’s costs?

To fully scale the current game platform and to adapt the storyline will cost approximately $150,000. Maintenance and server costs depend on the scale of the usage (number of challenges and users). 

However, minor adaptations to the current game and a small pilot game can be done for about $45,000

Time line

A full version of Terragon the Co-creation Game for Climate Change Adaptation can be ready in a maximum of 6 months.

Preparing the current version of the game for a small climate adaptation challenge can be done within one month.

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