Posted By admin on Jul 14, 2017
Where other games mainly focus on eliminating your enemies, Mission Zhobia is unique of its kind. A computer game to build peace. The game is an interactive simulation game that helps peacebuilding professionals to train the skills they need for complex peacebuilding missions.
Approximately 1.4 billion people live in countries that have suffered from conflict and it is in these countries where building lasting peace is the hardest to achieve. It is a major responsibility of the international community to help countries overcome conflict and fragmentation and put them back on a path of peace and freedom.
Mission Zhobia was developed with a consortium of training institutes, including UNITAR, USIP, ACCORD and GCSP and coordinated and co-financed by the PeaceNexus Foundation.
Mission Zhobia provides an interactive narrative with 23 possible outcomes, focusing on applying both knowledge and skills. The game addresses the player's empathetic ability and hard to train skills like conflict analysis. The only way to gain real peace is to empathise, understand and consider the perspectives of all parties involved before passing judgement.
As a Peacebuilder you work for a large, international organization, implementing a Rule of Law program. The overall objective is to establish independent, accountable and efficient justice institutions capable of addressing the justice needs of all the people of Zhobia. The skills acquired through this simulation are context and conflict analysis, stakeholder management, engaging actors, adapting to change and building trust.
Mision Zhobia is the perfect tool to prepare for challenges that peacebuilders will encounter in the real, complex world of peacebuilding. It provides a safe virtual environment in which they can experiment and experience dilemma’s from different perspectives without being confronted with the real world consequences..
The game is freely available for the whole world.
The game aims at creating awareness and trains local and international professionals in manoeuvring through complex, ever changing socio- political problems. Soft- skill topics like these aren’t easily captured in existing training methods like classroom training and e- learning.