Organization: World Bank Group
- Lead facilitator: Pablo Suarez
- Lead facilitator: Janot Mendler de Suarez
- Co-facilitator: Abigail Baca, World Bank
- Co-facilitator: Yann Kerblat, World Bank
- Co-facilitator: Rick Murnane, GFDRR
Communication—especially between national disaster management authorities and at-risk communities—is often challenging, especially when there is a gap in reaching the “last mile”. The overall goal of this interactive role-play simulation exercise was to highlight advantages of effective early warning systems for communicating urban flood risks to the general public/civil society but also to examine decision-making tradeoffs that frequently shapes these. The serious game is helpful to explore the role of early warning systems and the lack of “last mile” access to risk communication channels. If given the choice to invest in communication tools or in more early warning sensors, monitoring and modeling, what could be the direct consequences for at-risk communities?
The serious game session was sponsored by the World Bank’s Urban Flood Community of Practice (UFCOP), and was followed by a follow-up partnership discussion. For more information, or if you are interested in joining the Urban Flood Community of Practice (UFCOP), feel free to contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org