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.

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The Happy Strategies game has developed as a tool for the Nile Basin Development Challenge (NBDC http://nilebdc.org), 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 http://waterandfood.org/)

This game is made available for you under a creative common license. Please check out the terms of use.

Read a report on the game / read a report on its use by local communities in Ethiopia / see photos

For comments, suggestions or you want us to facilitate your game. Please, feel to contact us, pfeifer.catherine@gmail.com or p.ballantyne@cgiar.org .

The game has been developed by Catherine Pfeifer, Peter Ballantyne, An Notenbaert and Simon Langan.

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