Method or activity in detail

EPIZ – Globales Lernen in Berlin
Mailing List
Name of the method
Poultry Exports to Ghana
Short description
The simulation game is about the export of chicken and ist meat from Ghana into other countries. The participants will play a role within a complex international conflict and try to convince the government of their interests.
Target audiences
16-18 years
Minimum number of participants
Maximum number of participants

Introduction to globalisation processes, raising awareness for the ecological and social effects of the export of meat worldwide and to which degree different interests and perspectives need to be taken into consideration.

Global Reference - Choose SDG's
1 No poverty, 2 Zero Hunger, 8 Decent work and economic growth, 12 Responsible consumption and production
  • Step 1: Introduction into the game, giving the participants an idea of the context.
  • Step 2: Distributing the roles and finding the groups, getting familiar with the roles.
  • Step 3: Finding out the strategy, clear out with which groups to connect or to ask for a cooperation with.
  • Step 4: Talk with the different groups about possible cooperations and try to convince the government of your own interests. The group of the government meets the different groups and clears out which interests they pay most attention on.
  • Step 5: Conference: every group clears out in their interests to the others and the government listens to everyone and can ask questions.
  • Step 6: The government will make a decision and tell the rest of the group.
  • Step 7: Everyone leaves their role and comes back into reality.
  • Step 8: The participants explain how it felt to play the role and if it was possible for them to fullfill their goal/ their interests.
  • Step 9: Reality check: clearing out which topics of the simulation game are true and putting everything in a real global context and dimension, clearing out what action options everyone has referring the poultry export

Asking the participants what they learned, what they liked and what they didn’t like. It’s possible to ask them in the whole group or to distribute evaluation sheets to them so that everyone can fill out for him/herself anonymously.

Adaption for other target audiences

The simulation game is applicable for students from the 8th or 9th grade and can also be played with adults. It can be applied in school context, for teachers, for multipliers and many more.

Additional document
Additional remarks