Due to a series of workshops across Egypt, we extracted the current needs of youth. Based on these findings we designed a simulation game that tackles the challenge of how to reach peaceful coexistence among the different parts of Egypt's society. The Simulation Game allowed the participants to think out of the box and outline an Egyptian society, which managed to overcome today’s social conflicts. Afterwards we merged the ideas and recommendations of 10 Workshops from different governorates into one common and shared vision.
The main goal of this project was to set a starting point to find common ground and to rebuild trust among different parts of the Egyptian society. All workshops, during which the simulation game was applied, had a heterogeneous group of participants, in order to include a variety of opinions into the vision. Accordingly many participants put themselves in the shoes of others during the simulation game. Due to this change of perspective, the participants were inspired to recognize their mutual interests and positions. Based on this experience they were ready to discuss and formulate a common and shared vision for Egypt.
Furthermore this vision is supposed to serve as a milestone to continuously think about a transformation of the Status Quo. Therefore we prepared a basis for actors from different sectors to easier identify opportunities for mutual reinforcement and thereby synergies that allow to join forces. In an enhanced cross-sectoral cooperation we see a key element for further development.
A Vision for Egypt 2025 (SET III) is the most recent project out of a series which started in 2012. It builds on the accomplishments, as well as on the lessons learned from previous years. Previously we promoted the innovative learning tool of Simulation Games in 10 major governorates, which led to the establishment of the “Simulation Gamers Club – Egypt” [“Nadi el Mohaa’kah”] at the end of 2014.
This year we created a Vision for Egypt with the input of approximately 230 youth from all over Egypt. Therefore we developed together with our local trainers an adequate simulation game,