• Africa Games Week
  • Professionals from across the globe


    Games for Change empowers game creators and social innovators to drive impact through digital games. Games for Change (G4C) based in New York, hosts multiple events and activations across the world throughout the year that bring together all facets of the video game and immersive media industries.

    Gaming is a rapidly growing and evolving field, driven by emerging technologies that are transforming the way we collaborate and communicate with each other. Through a variety of special initiatives and programs, G4C is fostering communities of practice for people of all ages  to collaboratively design the future of gaming, today.

    Games for Change Africa is the most recent addition to the G4C family, formally launched at African Games Week in February 2022. The creation of an African G4C chapter aims to bring together everyone interested in using games to drive social, learning, and business goals across the continent.

    Games for Change Africa is overseen by Sea Monster Entertainment.

    DEC 22

    Conference Program

    DAY 1


    10:30 The Ecosystem of Serious Games: Glenn Gillis, Sea Monster, South Africa
    11:00 Competitive Masterclass: Serious Games Design Sprint : Hosted by Walid Midani, DigitalMania, Tunisia
    14:00 Confessions: Business Challenges of the Serious Games Industry by Lebo Lekoma, Sea Monster, South Africa
    14:30 Workshop: Game Design for Investors by Eyram Tawia, Leti Arts, Ghana
    16:30 Interactive Session: Highlights of Day 1 with speakers of the day & the audience

    DAY 2


    10:00 Keynote: Let’s Change the Game Together: Women in Gaming by Franziska Elsaesser, Google, USA
    10:30 Documentary Screening: “Ampe: Leap into the Sky, Black Girl” directed by Claudia Owusu, Ghana/USA & Ife Oluwamuyide, Nigeria/USA
    11:00 Honouring Legacy Through Games with Nyambura M. Waruingi, Akoia, Kenya
    11:30 Showcase: Old Stories, New Paths with Dean Gichukie, Quikk API, Kenya
    12:00 Talk: Games Reimagined with Bethlehem Anteneh, EnterAfrica, Goethe Institut, Ethiopia
    12:30 Play Session: Technology for Social Good with Marlon Parker, R-Labs, South Africa
    14:00 Case Study: Serious Games – Local perspective with Dagmawi Bedilu Degefe, Efuye Gela, Ethiopia
    14:30 Panel: Maintaining Integrity with Tim Flusk, WITS, Alice Tokelo Seremane, VEGA, South Africa, Jennifer Lufau, Afrogameuses, France
    15:00 Talk: The Annotation Game – Solving The Cancer Puzzle by Joni van der Leeuw, Dutch Cancer Institute, Netherlands
    15:30 Interview: Empathy and Gaming with Sumarie Roodt, NOOSi Health, Nicole Biondi, Culture Hero, South Africa
    16:00 Pitching Competition: Serious Game Design Sprint Final moderated by Walid Midani, DigitalMania, Tunisia
    17:00 Awards Ceremony – Games for Change Africa: Looking Forward with speakers of the day


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