UNESCO-MGIEP “Digital Games for Peace Challenge 2021

Deadline: 7 June 2021, 11:59 PM IST


Applications are now open for the #DigitalGamesForPeace challenge. It is a contest for youths between the (ages of 18-35) from South and Southeast Asia who are game designers, game developers, or researchers in the areas of peacebuilding, prevention of violent extremism, or intercultural dialogue – to submit their applications for a chance to generate creative ideas, design and develop game-changing projects on applying games for peacebuilding. So, if you are someone whose career or background meets the challenge criteria, apply for this amazing opportunity.

Brief details


Eligible regions: South and Southeast Asia

Number of shortlist: 51

Phases of the challenge


  • Successful applicants will have the opportunity to lead a UN project.
  • The program will significantly enhance participants’ capacities on intercultural dialogue, social and emotional learning, game-based methodologies.
  • After the project, they will have additional skills to ignite sustainable peace in your respective community.
  • They will meet and work with a unique group of young game-changers from South and Southeast Asia.
  • Additionally, they will be part of a select group of individuals who will gain the opportunity to meet and exchange with practitioners from the above fields.


Youths wishing to apply must:

  • Fall in the age category of 18 and 35.
  • Be nationals from or have a residence in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Pakistan or Sri Lanka.
  • Possess experience in one or more of the following areas: social and emotional learning (SEL), the prevention of violent extremism (PVE), or (video) gaming.
  • Enjoy good research and writing skills.
  • Be able to work and receive training in English.

How To Apply

Applicants may apply online by following the instructions & submitting their applications at the link below.

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