UNESCO-HK / UNEP-DHI Eco-challenge 2015

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On 31 January, UNESCO HK Association with HK Digital Game-based Learning Association and other HK-based and international organizations held a workshop for their annual Eco Challenge for Water and Environment, using the platform developed by UNEP-DHI, Aqua Republica.

The platform uses a virtual game model that simulates management of water, land, natural resource and development. As a key part of the workshop, we ran a session for the students to help them understand the complexity of water resources and the challenges associated with management and development. This year, the theme was specific to the environment of Singapore.

This year, over 450 students signed up for the Eco Challenge, and 130 students attended the workshop. Aside from HK, 12 other countries in and around Asia signed up for the challenge. Over February and March, students will compete locally and the winners will proceed to attend the international competition in Korea in April.

Good luck to our Hong Kong participants!

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More photos here.