“I liked very much the teambuilding and how it went. This is an enjoyable experience and an extraordinary journey done together with people interested in environmental issues. I like taking part in such projects worth contributing to. The games that were organized were quite interesting. I consider that games are a good way of learning and getting to know your team members. The project should be organized more often and bring together more people. It should start more enthusiastically. It was good!”
MEGA Impact Championship is the annual national initiative of MEGA aimed at stimulating cooperation among organizations and companies to resolve real environmental and social issues with gamification, citizen science, and practical learning for participants.
Innovation of the Championship is the application of gamification and storytelling for stimulating participants to create as much positive environmental and social impact as possible within a limited timeframe.
The above is achieved through the use of MEGA Game: The Game with Impact, where the participants learn from video trainings, accomplish missions, overcome challenges, report on their results, and collect experience points, skill badges, and achievements.
Levels of Gameplay
You assemble your team and register it for the Championship in MEGA Game. If your team is selected, you are invited to the Launch Ceremony, where you learn about the upcoming missions and meet other teams.
Level I: Onboarding
Your team prepares for the Championship, watches video trainings, practices accomplishing first missions, obtains first rewards, and gains valuable knowledge and skills in the topic of the current edition of the Championship.
Level II: Semi-finals
Your team takes on the first challenge and creates its first positive environmental and social value on the field. If your team succeeds, you proceed to the Finals. If not, you wait till the Closing and Award Ceremony.
Level III: Finals
Your team brings together all the knowledge, skills, and resources accumulated so far to accomplish the Final Challenge. This is where you attempt to produce as much positive impact as you can in a short period of time.
Closing and Award Ceremony
You are invited to the final event of the Championship, where you celebrate the environmental and social value your team and other teams have created. You are also awarded depending on your team’s results, as well as get the opportunity to exchange the accumulated experience points to real prizes.
The topic of MEGA Impact Championship varies each year. This is done to address the most pressing environmental and social issue appearing on the national and global agenda at that year.
Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity
In 2016 the focus was on the protection of forest ecosystem services, reforestation, and biodiversity conservation in Moldova.
Water Resources and Drinking Water Supply
In 2015 the topic was about the protection of natural water resources and supply of clean drinking water in rural communities in Moldova.
Results and Impact
Until now two editions of MEGA Impact Championship have been organized: in 2015 and 2016. Their combined results and environmental and social impact are the following:
“It was great to visit the Codru Nature Reserve for the first time. Dragos, the guide, was very good and professional. It was interesting to listen to him.The teambuilding delivered by Iulian was interactive and worth participating into.I made contacts with many active, inspirational people, and I obtained a high-quality networking experience. The exchange of experience and positive mood was great. I liked the landscape, the natural environment, and the paper castles we had built.”
Participant of MEGA Impact Championship 2016
The next (third) edition of MEGA Impact Championship is planned to take place in 2018. There is a break between the second and third editions of one year, because in 2017 we focused on implementing the Codru Quest study.
The next edition of the Championship will include one week of intensive activities related to e-learning, scientific research, and conservation fieldwork. Once again it will be based on the concept of gamification and conservation of biodiversity, and will include trainings and missions on different aspects of Biology, Ecology, and Environment Protection.
If you are interested in the third edition of MEGA Impact Championship and would like to be part of its Organizing Team, subscribe below to receive updates and notifications, when the application process will be officially open.
Are you interested in the concept of MEGA Impact Championship? Do you desire to develop your knowledge and skills in environmental project management? Would you like to contribute to the creation of positive environmental and social impact?
Yes? Yes… YES!
Then apply to become part of the Organizing Team of MEGA Impact Championship 2018!
We are looking for amazing people, who:
Are passionate about environmental science and nature conservation
Have already worked as part of a project team
Are able and willing to dedicate 10-15 hours per week for teamwork for the Championship
If you are interested in this challenging but exciting opportunity and are eligible for it, subscribe below to receive updates and notifications, when the application process will be officially open.
Moldovan Environmental Governance Academy (MEGA) is the social entrepreneurial organization focused on delivering services of gamification, serious game development, gamified trainings and courses, and e-learning with environmental and social value.
The core product of MEGA is MEGA Game: The Game with Impact. It is the unique gamification system, where creating positive impact becomes a habit. MEGA Game represents a web platform with elements of gamification that connects individuals with Green Tech companies and environmental organizations and educates them on different aspects of nature conservation and sustainable development through practical real-world tasks and e-learning trainings linked to each task.