Agricultural Transformation in Practice: A Gamified Experience

Agricultural transformation in practice: A gamified experience for COP26


5th November 2021 9:00am UTC+0 (Glasgow GMT) | 8:00pm UTC +11 (AEDT)

Climate resilient transformation of food and livelihood systems is a goal that drives many initiatives. But what actually is transformation? What does it look like in terms of on the ground, practical actions?

Equipped with cutting edge insights from Australian research and innovation in international development, you will work in teams to steer a coastal food system through the disruptions of climate change. You’ll make practical decisions about how to spend your finite resources across multiple harvest cycles to best build your system’s resilience against a series of unknown climate events. You’ll see the consequences of your decisions played out and will finish by reflecting on what works and what doesn’t on the path to climate resilient transformation.

This is a hybrid event and can be joined both virtually and in person.


To provoke and inform gameplay we will kick off with some inspiration from Dr Veronica Doerr, Research Program Manager for Climate Change at ACIAR, before presenting a showcase of leading Australian innovations in the agricultural transformation space. This will include pre recorded presentations from the following Australian researchers:

  • James Butler, CSIRO
  • Minh Nguyen, CSIRO
  • Michaela Cosijn, CSIRO
  • Dorin Gupta, University of Melbourne
  • Christine King, University of the Sunshine Coast


Who should join?

This event is targeted at senior researchers and executives working in the agriculture or global development sectors. It is a dynamic and interactive experience that provides a unique forum to collaborate, network and dialogue with diverse contemporaries interested in agricultural transformation.

This event supports the following international initiatives:


This event is hosted by ACIAR, with game designed by ThinkPlace in collaboration with ACIAR and Australian researchers.

Register via Eventbrite here.