The game participants (24 people ideally) are divided into two six person groups. There are two game boards. Each game board represents a national economy; and on each board there are six players representing sectors acting in that economy.
Both public sector and private sector are represented. The public sector through government teams, the private sector through market economy teams. Next to economic growth, the public sector teams also have the goal to provide security and resilience.
During the game, the teams can expand their economies and build infrastructure and facilities on the game board, which produces new capital to invest for the next round of the game. The objective is to generate as much revenue as possible at the end of the game. The game is finished with a debrief that ties together and reflects upon the lessons of the game.
The world is becoming increasingly complex and this calls for appropriate tools on how to deal with the world’s commons. The National Security Challenge aims to provide players with insights into the dynamics at play and to stimulate reflection on collaboration between different players with different interests and perspectives. The National Security Challenge is a variation on the Perspectivity Climate Challenge, which is based on the tragedy of the commons.
What lessons do you remember best? Textbook texts or those where you experienced a problem yourself and had to think hard about it? The Perspectivity Challenge creates a lesson from experience in the social dynamics of complex issues. Each challenge puts its players in the shoes of key decision makers.
During the challenges, participants will face the issues that our world leaders are all too familiar with: growth spurts, limited resources, international negotiations, downturns and conflicts. They experience the impact of the choices of individuals as well as of groups. The Perspectivity Challenge triggers a unique learning experience that will leave the participants with an improved understanding of how a sustainable future could materialise.
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