Officers of Otago session in Kampala

Officers of Otago demonstrates the benefits of longterm decision making and the drawbacks of strategy motivated by short term gain alone. The game encourages “flexible and forward-looking decision-making” (FFDM). FFDM is a resiliency framework for government officials in unstable political scenarios that are easily disrupted by social, environmental, and political factors.

Officers of Otago was designed for East African district ministers, debuting in Kampala, Uganda in 2013. It has been played in Uganda, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Vietnam, and the Philippines through the Red Cross Climate Centre, the UK Overseas Development Initiative, and the African Climate Change Resilience Alliance (ACCRA).