Dr. Philipp Busch

Dr. Philipp Busch is a Social Innovation Consultant, Author and Experience Designer. In spring 2018 Busch finished his doctoral thesis on "Gamification in Development Cooperation". He teaches Gamification and Agile Methods at the University of Mainz, Germany and is a certified Scrum Master and Design Thinking Coach. He has worked for several years in the sector of international cooperation with a specific focus on Gamification, Serious Games and interactive digital learning scenarios. In 2020, Busch started his own company working in close cooperation with different actors of international cooperation such as the UN, Worldbank or GIZ in heterogeneous contexts, for instance Yemen, Egypt, Ghana, China and Afghanistan.

Gamifying Online Training for Reforestation in Afghanistan

Imagine yourself as a 13 year old girl named Ayla living in the mountains of Afghanistan without intact vegetation, facing existential problems due to climate change, desertification and erosion. You are concerned about the supply for your village, but it is hard for you to talk in front of the local dschirga, the gathering of the village that is mainly driven by men. What are your perspectives?

This session will give you insights about how gamified training activities were implemented in the challenging context of Afghanistan by the German development cooperation.

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