Africa’s first-ever Green Games Summit set for Nairobi in February 2024

April 23, 2024

Africa’s First Green Games Summit set for Nairobi

On the weekend of February 24th, leaders from the video games industry, the UN and government representatives will meet in Nairobi for the inaugural Green Games Summit. 

The Summit takes place just before the 6th session of the UN Environment Assembly at the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters, which will see Heads of State and Government and more 100 Ministers from across the world gather in Nairobi. With 3.4 billion players across the world, the Green Games Summit aims to harness the power of gaming to meet the needs of environmental sustainability.

Organised by the UNEP-facilitated Playing for the Planet Alliance and the Pan Africa Gaming Group (PAGG), the summit  underscores the commitment of the growing industry commitments to environmental stewardship. 

The two day session will showcase projects such as the Green Game Jam, which this year will see 78 different games aiming to get 1 million people to take action in the real world. It will also highlight some of the best-in-class studios making games in Africa including Usiku Games, Internet of Elephants and Mekon from Kenya and Sea Monster from South Africa.

Held at the Nairobi Game Development Centre, speakers at the Summit include Trista Patterson, PhD, Director of Sustainability at Microsoft Xbox; Joshua Aslan, Senior Manager Environment & Climate Strategy at Sony Interactive Entertainment; Mathias Gredal Nørvig, CEO of SYBO and co-author of "Gaming For Good"; Jake Manion, Group Creative Director at PAGG and Lebo Lekoma from Sea Monster in South Africa. The full agenda is available to see here.

Come join us in person and online to:

  • Get to know a medium that reaches 3.4 billion people across the globe.
  • Learn about the successes of the first sector-wide alliance crated in the games industry.
  • Gain insights into how the games industry takes real-world action for the environment.
  • Get inspired to think about new ways to engage with games and other sectors.

Make sure to RSVP here.