UNDP promotes a contest for innovative digital games in Brazil

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) will receive proposals for the creation of digital games by October 13 that will address issues such as transparency, social participation and corruption prevention. The contest will select a project that will receive financial support of up to US $5,000.

The game should be in the public interest and be related to the following themes: encouraging children, adolescents and young people to reflect on ethical behavior, and the importance of monitoring public policies and budgets for a more peaceful society, fair and inclusive; fostering transparency and participatory citizenship in all powers and all spheres of government.

Other suggested topics include the creation of a solidarity ecosystem, mutual collaboration, social cohesion to improve effectiveness in solving problems that require collective action and can promote transparency/corruption prevention; combating and preventing corruption as a crucial element for sustainable development; fostering the culture of integrity and responsibility.

The game must include Android, iOS and HTML5 language platforms. The winner – individual, legal entity or group of people – must be available to participate in the celebration ceremony of the initiative, on December 9, in Brasília (DF). National transfer, accommodation, and meals will be borne by UNDP.

“We want to promote debate and awareness on the topic and disseminate relevant information using far-reaching playful tools to reach diverse audiences,” explains UNDP program officer Moema Freire.

The themes chosen are inspired by SDG 16, which seeks to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development. Gambling is a tool that can promote debate on the creation of ethically healthy environments that stimulate the collective construction of social transformation tools and the participation of society in promoting actions in the areas of integrity and transparency.

The final result will be released on October 30. The full notice is available here in the “Announcements” section (available in Portuguese).