About the game
Aimed at 17–23-year-old students, Wake Up – The Lao Coffee Game combines interactive, face-to-face role play with digital gaming trajectories. In their roles as actors in the coffee value chain, students have to negotiate with other actors, defend their interests, and make decisions within a highly dynamic macroeconomic context. Through the interplay of their own decisions, those of other actors, and events beyond their control, they experience the multi-dimensionality, contextuality, and complexity of working towards sustainable development goals. Only by working together do the students (as council members) have the chance to shape the coffee sector and create a sustainable environment for people, nature, and the economy.