IncLudo is a project aimed to build capacities of organizations on diversity and inclusivity through a Gaming platform. It has been observed that organizations with diverse personnel and inclusive environment recognizes and appreciates different perspectives and backgrounds. This approach not only makes them innovative by understanding diverse needs of society, but also helps in providing efficient solutions and services for the growth of the organization. In this competing world, organizations that want to succeed in their core area of specialization need leaders, managers and decision-makers who are more sensitive towards diversity and possess principles of inclusivity.
Under this project, user-friendly tools in the form of interactive digital games and role-play exercises will be developed for organizational leaders, management teams, and other decision makers on the issue. In the process, workshops and survey will be conducted with the organizations to get their inputs on diversity and inclusiveness, which will feed in as research for the program. This approach will help in building a holistic understanding of diversity and importance of inclusive environment at the workplace. The intervention will help in recognizing various challenges and bottle-necks that exists within an organization and sensitize about the importance of inclusivity at workplace.
The IncLudo project is a collaborative project of ZMQ Development (Delhi) and the CRI (SCIRE Association, Paris), supported by the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR). The project is three years long. In the year (2016), we dreamed up many game designs, and tested 12 prototypes with out target audiences in India. In the second year (2017), we selected 4 of the designs and produced games to be used within workshops with target organizations. The third and final year (2018) is dedicated to running workshops with these organizations and monitoring what changes to policy and company culture will result.
IncLudo is imbued philosophy of openness: open source, open data, and open process. Not only are the tools themselves free to use, modify, and redistribute, but all information gathered in the action are available to the public for analysis and discussion.