MINNland Simulation

  • Posted on: 28 June 2016
  • By: BetteBenson
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

For the last 10 years, "MINNland," a developing, landlocked country along the equator, has been building its dairy industry from the ground up. Great strides have been made, but stakeholders are still facing a number of challenges: product quality, government policy, smallholder productivity, private sector investment and malnutrition, to name a few. How can these problems be addressed?

We’ll leave that up to you.

On Wednesday, August 10th take a walk in the shoes of a MINNland dairy value chain stakeholder at MINN’s first-ever simulation event, held in partnership with the Minnesota Public Health Association Global Health Committee.
What’s a simulation? A role-playing activity that gives us a glimpse of a complex situation with differing viewpoints. It calls us to exercise important skills: negotiation, diplomacy and problem-solving.

When you arrive at the event, you’ll receive your role description – someone who has a vested interest in the scenario outlined above. Staying in your role, you will interact with other players to find a joint solution for MINNland’s dairy industry challenges. After the simulation, we will have a group discussion. This portion of the event will include a guest from Land O’Lakes International Development, who will bring real-life lessons from a dairy program currently being implemented in Rwanda.

When: August 10th from 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Saint Catherine University, St. Paul Campus, 2004 Randolph Ave
Coeur de Catherine Building - Rooms 361 & 362
Parking is permitted in all lots on campus after 5:00pm unless otherwise specified.

RSVP: Help us prepare for the right headcount. Please RSVP by Sunday, August 7. In the days leading up to the event, confirmed participants will receive a 1-page briefing document including background information of the scenario.

Please email [email protected] for any questions, comments, or suggestions.