ARC (Africa Risk Capacity)

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The ARC Game is a game wich presents in simplified manner issues connected to the investments and insurance in the context of a disaster. It presents the government perspective and the dilemmas members of the administration face when a disaster strikes. With disastrous problems such as famine, players might fight their way back to the road of development.


Facilitator explains the rules of the game.

Players make an investment decision.

The magnitude of the rainfall is decided by the roll of the die. Drought might result in the food deficit.

Facilitator presents the results of the game and then starts debriefing.


Cost effectiveness and impact of the African Risk Capacity (ARC).


Players understand responsibilities of planning in the face of a disaster.

Players have a chance to be part of the dynamic and engaging environment where they can evaluate the spectrum of choices related to managing drought risk.



Free for non-comercial purpose.

Number of players

more than 10 players

Number of moderators

1 moderator


1-2 hours


white dice 1 per player

blue dice 1 per team

red dice  1 per team

beans 3 per player

green round chips 6 per player



Technical requirements

computer with Powerpoint


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