The Climate and Gender game supports learning and dialogue on the different vulnerabilities of women and men facing climate variability and change, using examples of floods and droughts.


Facilitator starts with explaining the rules.

Players get gender markings.

Players in groups make the decisions regarding the crops.

The magnitude of the rain is decided by the roll of a dice.

Players explore the differences and inequalities between genders in a context of the climate change.


Gender. Risk. Decision-making.


Players discover how climate changes affect lives of farmers in Africa and how important gender roles can be on the road to success.


Players learn how climate changes affect different genders. Authors noticed how women  have more duties toward family and society than men, and thus players taking on female gender roles have harder start in game. It is often players with male gender roles that win the game, which shows how important equality can be.



Free for non-comercial purpose.

Number of players

more than 10 players

Number of moderators

1 moderator


30-60 minutes



3 cassavas


2 kilos of beans

enough necklaces for half players

enough bracelet for half players


prizes for winners


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