Details of the organization
University of Informatics Sciences
Civil society entities

Information about the project
The University of Informatics Sciences (UCI) prioritizes among its lines of development the creation of video games for the country in partnership with the Animation Studios of the ICAIC. These videogames should highlight the values of Cuban nationality, as well as carry an educational message, without neglecting the way of game so that it remains entertaining. One such way is through the Video Game Development Marathon Pachamam Game Jam, when the community was invited to produce games that educate users on climate change and what are the various environmental impacts and solutions. It was coordinated with the FAO office in Cuba. It is necessary to develop games in different areas that allow a change of mentality in society in order to achieve support for this emerging ICT field and to avoid perception of the video games as something harmful, but as an important element in the formation and entertainment of children and young people. As part of the training of students who are linked to the center through their professional practice at the University and to achieve motivation and study by young people in the development of video games was created in 2015 the Pachamama Game Jam. The event is conceived through an environment in which the creativity of the participants will be enhanced; besides promoting the personal and collective development of a videogame community that was emerging.
National implementation: Cuba
Completed from 22/03/2015 to 21/10/2018
University of Information Sciences, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Ministry of Higher Education, Ecological group "Cubanos en la Red", Union of Informatics of Cuba, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, The United Nations Development Programme, The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund

WSIS information
      * E-environment
  • Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
  • Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources
  • Goal 15: Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss
  • Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
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  • Programme
  • Training initiative