Margot Steenbergen

Learning Coordinator

I am a Learning Coordinator at the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, based in the UK. Have worked in the field of adaptation for about 10 years now. I lead the Interaction Team at the Climate Centre - and am the focal person for serious games.

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Serious Climate Games: An Introduction

Climate games provide a way to facilitate learning in an interesting, engaging and memorable way. This article provides a brief outline of different climate games and resources available.  

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Session 1: Introduction

Session 1: Introduction

 An introduction to Y-Adapt ending in a creative competition where teams present real-life examples of youth-led adaptations from around the world.

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Session 2: Climate change challenge

Session 2: Climate change challenge

A playful session that demonstrates weather compared to climate, leading into an energetic game that teaches about the greenhouse effect, global warming and climate change. 

 

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Session 3: Map the hazard

Session 3: Map the hazard

Critical thinking challenge to map out extreme weather and its impacts. Voting determines the most frequent and impactful hazards in the local community. 

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Session 4: See the system

Session 4: See the system

A card game to see how people, places and things (resources) fit into systems, followed by an activity to systematically brainstorm and prioritise community resources.

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Session 5: Act to adapt

Session 5: Act to adapt

A giant board game that gets youth to prioritise resources in their community which are vulnerable to extreme weather. Youth negotiate to take individual or collective actions to adapt resources.

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Margot is a member of the following Themes, Networks or Projects

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Y-Adapt

Y-Adapt is a curriculum for young people that helps them to both understand climate change and to take practical action to adapt to the changing climate in their community.
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Climate Knowledge Brokers

The Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group is a growing alliance of around 400 leading global, regional and national knowledge brokers specialising in climate and development information.
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Drylands Resource Guide

This guide highlights research and learning for climate change hotspots, with annotations from ASSAR academics to guide you to the most relevant and useful information for your work.
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Capacity Development

To improve the capacity of research and training institutions in developing countries to support climate change adaptation and mitigation action.
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Climate Adaptation Learning Resources

Training modules on climate analysis, vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning.
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