Playing for More than a High Score: How social gaming can improve young people’s lives

Are innovative social impact games effective in bringing about positive changes in attitudes and behavior? What differentiates them from other forms of information dissemination? How do such games fit with other international development activities meant to empower girls and young people more broadly? Two social impact gaming experts will address these topics, and Mariam Adil will offer a preview of her recently launched game to bust myths around menstrual health and hygiene.


Sherry Youssef - Technical Team Leader DFID-Funded AWEF (Arab Women’s Enterprise Fund) Programme, DAI Europe and youth, gender and workforce advisor.

Mariam Adil - Founder of Gaming Revolution for International Development, designer of the social impact game, MoHiM, operations analyst at the World Bank, and Elliott School International Development Studies graduate (2015)

Moderater: Nicole Goldin - Professorial Lecturer at GW, consulting Lead Economist at the World Bank, and non-resident Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies