MEGA (the complete name: Moldovan Environmental Governance Academy) is a social entrepreneurial organisation working as a collaborative platform for experimenting with innovative projects and solutions to the most pressing environmental and social issues in the world.
In its social business activity, MEGA specializes on the approach and technology of gamification in nature conservation and sustainable development. Specifically, it delivers services of project gamification, serious game development, and gamified education with environmental and social value.
The purpose of MEGA is to change how nature conservation and sustainable development are done these days. Instead of working with symptoms of environmental and social issues (planting trees, cleaning up waste dumps, etc., which we also do as part of various MEGA projects), we target the roots of these issues and mobilize resources (ideas, solutions, talents, etc.) needed for resolving them. In such way, we serve as collaboration-enabling platform with a set of modern information technologies (gamification, e-learning, and other) necessary for systemic changes in environment protection and sustainable development.
A sustainable future, where every person and organisation contributes to nature conservation and sustainable development through creation of positive environmental and social impact in a collaborative, innovative, enjoyable, and fun way anywhere in the world.
Connecting people for a sustainable future.
PASSION: We exist to serve the Nature and people
COOPERATION: We believe in the power of communities
SUSTAINABILITY: We act sustainably in everything we do
EXCELLENCE: We strive for excellence in all our endeavours
FUN: We do serious work in a fun way
LEADERSHIP: We lead by example
TEAMWORK: We make it MEGA TOGETHER!
MEGA Awards and Recognitions
Promising Project Award 2013 Challenge Pacesetter 2014 CBC 2014 National Top 5 Winner
GIST Tech-i 2014 Semi-finalist Powerful Answers Award Semi-finalist UNECE Ideas4Change 2015 Finalist
Climate Launchpad 2015 National Winner European Youth Award 2015 Semi-finalist Energy Globe World Award 2019 Winner (Youth)
MEGA in Mass Media
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MEGA Game: The Game with Impact has been our organisation’s most ambitious and most successful experiment in combining information technologies and gamification with the domain of nature conservation and sustainable development. It had been running for four years, from 2015 until 2019, and resulted in a number of successful outcomes that are described below.
MEGA Game was essentially a map-based project management platform with elements of gamification and e-learning designed specifically for environmental organisations and individual environmentalists. The platform helped them to connect with each other and to manage environmental projects and fieldwork collaboratively within a global community. In this way, we were fulfilling our mission of connecting people for a sustainable future.
MEGA Game was aimed at improving efficiency and effectiveness of project management and collaboration between organisations and individuals, while also addressing the issue of information asymmetries in the environmental and sustainability sector. The platform allowed environmental organizations (called Mission Providers) to connect with volunteers (called Green Agents), engage and educate them on various environmental topics, research existing environmental issues, manage their projects, monitor progress, display positive impact achieved, and report to stakeholders. All this is was done in a collaborative space and in a fun, engaging, and motivating way due to elements of gamification integrated into the platform.
The key advantages and innovative aspects of MEGA Game included:
During the four years of its development and delivery, MEGA Game has achieved the following outcomes:
Overall, the collaboration of environmental organisations and individual environmentalists on MEGA Game has resulted in 8 environmental issues researched and documented, 2 tools to visualize environmental data created, 1720 trees planted, 10 parks and green spaces cleaned from waste, 6 tonnes of waste removed from ecosystems, 14 new environment-related jobs created, and 4 new environmental initiatives and organizations established as a follow-up of the projects realized on the MEGA Game platform.
Function: CEO and Research & Development Coordinator
Function: Projects Coordinator
Function: Strategy Adviser