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Egyptian game designers visit Emerson

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Game designers from Egypt visited Emerson's Engagement Lab March 8-14. Back row: Stephen Walter, Rob Sabal, Paul Mihailidis, and Tony Pinder. Center row: Mona Shokrof, Donna Heiland, Sherif Eltokali, Gazbia Sorour, Hamed Elmaghlawy. Front row: Eric Gordon, Heba Farghaly, and Ayman Aboulmagd. 

A delegation of game designers from Egypt visited Emerson’s Engagement Lab during spring break, March 8–14, to participate in several workshops to aid in developing games to help alleviate societal problems.

The five designers first connected with Emerson last fall when Engagement Lab Executive Director Eric Gordon visited Cairo for a talk facilitated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which the Engagement Lab has worked with on several global initiatives.

Senior administrators from UNDP’s Innovation Office in Cairo joined the game designers on their week-long trip to Boston.

“Since Eric Gordon’s visit last fall, our Egyptian partners have become increasingly interested in developing a long-term partnership with Emerson,” said Anthony Pinder, assistant vice president of internationalization and global engagement. “With this in mind, the Office of Internationalization and Global Engagement will work with the Engagement Lab to discuss next steps and future program possibilities.”