Date: June 28, 2023
Future Earth Coasts (FEC) and the PACPATH project have successfully launched their collaborative open day activity, ‘Get the Grade,’ at the Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2023 (SRI 2023) in Panama.
‘Get the Grade’ at SRI 2023 provided participants with a unique opportunity to explore the complexities of natural resources and water management, fostering collaboration among diverse stakeholders. Through role-playing, negotiations, and partnership formation, the teams aimed to improve their report card grades for a fictitious basin. These grades were based on six fundamental river basin values, including ecological factors, water quality and quantity, social and cultural aspects, health and nutrition considerations, management and governance practices, and economic dimensions.
The engaging sustainability game offered participants a captivating and immersive experience, igniting discussions and propelling the discourse on basin health and sustainability. Participants expressed their views following the ‘Get the Grade’ game that ‘Get the Grade’ highlighted the wide-reaching impact of management decisions. They also recognized the crucial importance of engaging diverse stakeholders in natural resource management.