Paying for Predictions

Photo by Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, 2014 – Africa Zone Training


In this participatory activity, players become humanitarian workers, who are facing changing risks. They must make individual and collective decisions, with consequences.

Learning objectives

To experience the impacts of climate change, to understand the value of forecasts and to enhance the understanding of climate smart disaster risk reduction.

Intended audience

Disaster managers/ volunteers/ branch officers/meteorological service authorities, donors, etc.

Playspace requirements

Large room with tables and chairs, depending on the number of players.


This game was developed with support from the American Red Cross (International Services Team), and from a research grant to the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centref rom the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN Action Lab Innovaton Fund).

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For this game is needed:

Participants: 6-100
Facilitator skill: ***/***
Minutes for gameplay: 30 - 60 min