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Description of the game
Concepts of rainwater management strategies
Elements of the game
Basic procedures of the game
Adapting the rules of the game to players background
Cards in the game
with stakeholders (NBDC)
with scientists (CPWF)
with water practitioners (meta meta)
with communities (NBDC)
Welcome to the Happy Strategies game
The Happy Strategies game is a participatory communication tool to engage discussion and learning around integrated rainwater management. It can be adjusted to be played with very different players : it can serve as a quick rural appraisal tool for communities, as tool to enable exchange of knowledge between policy-makers and scientist or as a teaching tool.
The Happy Strategies game has developed as a tool for the Nile Basin Development Challenge (NBDC
), implemented by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) with a whole range of local partners. The program was funded by the Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF
This game is made available for you under a creative common license. Please check out the
Read a report on the game
read a report on its use by local communities in Ethiopia
For comments, suggestions or you want us to facilitate your game. Please, feel to contact us,
The game has been developed by Catherine Pfeifer, Peter Ballantyne, An Notenbaert and Simon Langan.
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