Virtual Side Event


Decade of Action, SDGs and Building Sustainability through Educational Games, and Hands-on Activities

Online Event: 14th July, 2021,

07:30 - 09:00 AM (New York Time)/

05:00 - 06:30 PM (New Delhi Time)



Why are games important and we develop, study games for learning? How does research into games help us better to design games that help everyone to change our self and things around us for better sustainable development? We know role of games in our life but not able to utilize the power of games for Sustainability, and SDGs. Thus, discussion on educational games and hands-on activities for SDGs learning, and building sustainable living in the present pandemic time is very crucial for everyone. HLPF 2021 forum theme states that “Sustainable and resilient recovery from the pandemic that promotes the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development: Therefore, through games and hands-on activities building an inclusive and effective path for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda in the context of the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development” with SDGs 3, 8, 10, 12, 13.

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  • Academic and research institutions 

  • Government agencies, organizations

  • Civil society organizations, Social Enterprises 

  • Individuals, Game Designer

We are working on educational Games for Learning Sustainability Concepts, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by Youth and Community for couple of years and presented our work at the TECH 2017, 2018 UNESCO MGIEP Global conference, UNESCO ESD 2021. We designed, developed games, hands-on activities for understanding difficult concepts related to sustainable development in an interactive way. Games are unique with their rules, choices, consequences, constraints, good educational games force players to form theories and develop computational thinking. We discuss use of games in school, and after school program for students and youth in different settings as informal education for building sustainability concepts. Games foster collaboration, problem-solving, behavior change, and computational thinking (21st Century Skills). Our focus on how can games introduce various topics (learning experience - climate change, water cycle, energy, waste management), and improvement in learning through games playing. HRDEF inculcate, motivates students for science, technology, engineering, arts and design, mathematics (STEAM) for 21st Century Sustainable living through intelligent interactive learning systems. HRDEF committed to establish processes aimed at educating for sustainable development (ESD), management of environment, water, energy, waste, climate change, and transport issues through involving children, youth, and elders using ICT. HRDEF conduct workshops for teachers, students, community members, and after-school program on the above, participants played Board games on water, energy, disasters, Card game on medicinal plants learning (healthy living), technology supported games, Apps on SDGs, COVID-19, hands-on activities, quiz, model making, projects and other creative forms of expressions increased players motivation towards science, SDGs, and sustainability. Thus, through ESD we are providing transforming learning environments, building capacity of educators, and empowering youth on a local level.


Chris ‘Wombat’ Crowell, Game Designer and Creative Director, Crowell Interactive

Dr. Vinnie Jauhari, Director Education Advocacy, Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt Ltd.

Vignesh Mukund, Learning experience designer, Games for Learning,  UNESCO MGIEP

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Harela - Nature Conservation


Online Event: 28th July, 2021,

Harela signifies prayers for good harvest, and seeds are sow during this festival to conserve soil, traditional, and agriculture values.

Local and Traditional ways for Nature conservation, 

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