As part of UNAOC’s Media and Information Literacy initiatives, UNAOC has been developing a series of projects aiming at the use of ICT, gamified apps, and videogaming platforms as strategic ways of building peaceful understanding among individuals from different cultural and religious backgrounds.
A week long PEACEapp workshop took place in Algeciras, Spain, where un-documented youth, young refugees, and youth from the host city of Algeciras worked together creating digital games on relevant social issues to their lives as a platform for encouraging and facilitating intercultural dialogue.
PEACEapp is a global competition organized by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the United Nations Development Program in collaboration with Build Up to promote digital games and gamified apps as venues for cultural dialogue and conflict management. Additional partners of PEACEapp include GamesForChange and the Institute for Economics and Peace.
Developed in partnership with MIT Education Arcade, createUNAOC aimed to create new spaces for intercultural dialogue through technology.