Gamifying Public Service in Addis Ababa

Gamification AfricaThe German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ), a development agency of the German government, is sponsoring a gamification hackathon [PDF] next month in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Those with backgrounds in game design, coding, illustration, storytelling, or subject-matter expertise are all welcome, though applications are only being taken from citizens of African countries. For those accepted, GIZ will cover all travel expenses, accommodation, and meals.

The topics that participants may address during the event may include pretty much anything—such as healthcare, agriculture, sustainable development, education, art, or emergency management.

[via Tech Cabal]

Monopoly City of Lagos EditionBestman Games, the license-holder for localized versions of Monopoly in Africa, is partnering with international real-estate company, Lamudi, on the development of future game releases. The two companies announced that they will work together to incorporate local knowledge and real market data as Bestman rolls out Monopoly in 48 countries.

[via The Guardian]

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