Game of PeaceApr 1, 2015
Working together to win is a formula of success discovered by 60 Abkhaz and Georgian teenagers who already a new computer game "Peace Park". On 1 April 2015, the non-governmental organization “Elva Community Engagement” presented this new virtual communication space for the youth divided by conflict.
Niels Scott, Head of UNDP in Georgia, and Boris Iarochevitch, Deputy Head of the European Union Delegation to Georgia, addressed the participants of the event – representatives of the Government of Georgia, civil society and international organizations, as well as young people engaged in testing of a new game.
Peace Park is an imaginary online area, where players have to work together to make the stay of the park visitors happy and peaceful. Peace Park is developed by the Georgian game developers, in close consultation with the local and international experts in conflict resolution and online gaming. Testing of the game and information sessions for youth were organized is Tbilisi, Zugdidi, Kutaisi, Gali, Sukhumi and Ochamchire. The game is accessible online at: http://peacepark.elva.org/
COBERM is a joint EU-UNDP initiative which creates a space for testing innovative approaches to confidence building and opens new channels for communication and productive exchange across conflict divides. Since 2010, COBERM has supported 130 initiatives, including for youth summer camps, peace journalism, healthcare programmes, and joint programmes for Abkhaz, Georgian and Ossetian farmers, scholars, researchers and writers.Peace Park - a new online game for the youth divided by conflict.
Sophie Tchitchinadze, UNDP Georgia, +995 599 196907, Sophie.Tchitchinadze@undp.org
Tamar Mikadze, European Union Delegation to Georgia, +995 32 2943763,Tamriko.Mikadze@eeas.europa.eu