About

"Raik Shino" (‘What do you think?’ in Sudanese Arabic) is an online dialogue platform that provides a forum for people to creatively interact and discuss the future of Sudan through a gamified dialogue process.

The idea was developed by the Joint Conflict Reduction Programme (JCRP)/UNDP Sudan in collaboration with a game developing company, Serious Games Interactive. Raik Shino was chosen as one amongst four winning proposals for the UNDP Technology for Citizen Engagement Challenge in April 2015 and is developed with support from the UNDP Innovation Facility.

Partners

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations' global development network. UNDP works to eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities through the sustainable development of nations. The aim of UNDP's programmatic interventions in Sudan is to facilitate peaceful transition from recovery to development and to advance human development, in line with Sudanese national priorities.

Serious Games Interactive (SGI) is an award-winning research-based company headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. Since 2006, SGI has set a new standard for what can be expected from games used for serious purposes. SGI focuses on serious games development including programming, animation, game design and graphics.

European Union (EU) is a unique economic and political partnership between 28 European countries. The EU was created in the aftermath of the Second World War to avoid conflict in the European continent. The first steps in the 50s were to foster economic cooperation which grew into regional cooperation and integration in all areas of life. Today, the European Union has a common foreign policy and is one of the major global development and humanitarian donors in the world. In Sudan, the European Union funds more than 60 projects in the areas of food security and rural development, human rights and democracy, education and health, relief aid and capacity building. Politically, the European Union supports peace, democratic transition and protection of human rights in Sudan.