• In the "game" of development

    GRID -

    GAMING REVOLUTION FOR INSPIRING DEVELOPMENT

  • WE HAVE MOVED TO A NEW HOME

    www.gamingfordev.com

  • WHAT WE DO

    Games for Social Change

    The Clintons believe in GRID, do you?

    GRID is a social venture that aims at leveraging the power of games to inspire behaviour change. Under GRID we identify social issues that are deeply rooted in information gaps and sticky behaviours and then make games that can raise awareness and inspire people to change their behaviours for the better.

     

     

     

     

     

  • THE GRID TEAM

    We are a bunch of young(ish) game developers that have one thing in common, a desire to make social change fun.

    Mariam Adil

    Founder and Director

     

    Mariam has a vision: To gamify behaviour change for the better.

     

    Mariam has been called a problem-solver, a leader and sometimes a role model but she sees herself more as an innovator. She aspires to find new ways to solve difficult problems and a good challenge usually takes her from a big fat grin to a focused frown back to a big fat grin.

    Mariam Adil believes in the power of young people, especially women, and has a vision of a world where empowered girls are not a minority but a norm. Her favourite quote this year is "Why can't "run like a girl" mean win the race?"

    In addition to her roles and responsibilities as an Operations Analyst with the World Bank, Mariam is working towards mainstreaming games as development solutions through GRID.

     

    She has presented GRID in front of President Clinton, the World Bank President, famous authors and innovators and a Tedx audience!

    She is the FAME in our Fun and gAMEs.

      

     

    Mariam talks to OID

    Mariam and Kiran at CGIU

    mailto:mariam.adil@gamingfordev.com

    Rizwan Nusrat

    CEO + Director

    The guy who keeps things in motion!

     

    Rizwan runs the show in the country office in Islamabad. He makes sure that each GRID game goes from idea to app as smoothly as possible.

     

    With an MBA in marketing and a passion for business development, Rizwan Nusrat has an extensive experience with product development and specialises in devising strategy and ensuring an effective execution of the plan.

     

    He has managed marketing campaigns for several of the company's launches and finds the innovation and creativity involved in his work to be a key driving strength in his career.

     

    Rizwan and Taimoor's SingleClick

    mailto:rizwan.nusrat@gamingfordev.com

    Taimoor ul Hassan

    CTO + Tech Lead

    The brains behind the code!

     

    Taimoor is the guy who oversees the coding of the game; Everything from deciding what platform to host the game on, to shooting away bugs, Taimoor actually makes coding fun!

     

    He has a diverse industry experience of online retail, customer experience design and research and human-computer interactions. He possesses skills to design and manage customer models for attracting and retaining customers using dynamic contextualization and augmented reality. He has had the experience of working with the world’s top clients including a few Fortune 500 companies and now offers his diverse skills to GRID.

     

    mailto:taimoor.ul.hassan@gamingfordev.com

    Maryam Bilal

    Creative Content Specialist

    The art that makes GRID fly!

     

    Theme song: Colors of the Wind

    Maryam pursued her passion for arts and its application through formal education and as a hobby dabbling in a variety of traditional and digital media. Following her laurels as a Punjab University gold medalist, she advanced her career as a freelance artist designing for various organizations such as the school of leadership karachi for their annual "junior leaders conference" and " young leaders conference" etc. She has to her credit two educational novels, the former, "biotechnology for kids" and latter, "out of this world".

     

    Maryam is the mastermind behind the artwork that defines the originality and creativity of GRID products.

     

    Maryam's Artwork

    mailto:maryam.arqam@gamingfordev.com

    Kiran Javaid

    Project Manager

    The sounding-board!

     

    An International Development Professional, Kiran brings the meaning to our content. With a background in quantitative analysis, she also helps us think about the different ways in which we can measure the impact of GRID games. There are many Skype calls where she and Mariam geek out on RCT techniques!

     

    She has collaborated with various international organizations like the World Bank, UNICEF, Open Society Foundations and International Growth Center.

     

     

    Kiran's "Ordinary Efforts"

    mailto:kiran.javaid@gamingfordev.com

    Jackie Munoz

    Director

  • EXTENDED TEAM

    We are backed by a team of experienced software development professionals with an extensive technical skill set from working for leading global companies including amazon, eBay, Virgin and some of the most happening startups based out of London and US. Key skills include:

     

    Skill Set:

      • Android development, PHP, CSS, Java, Html, AJAX, OOP, API's, MySQL
      • iOS Development, Xcode, XML, Objective C, SOAP, Eclipse, SQlite, OAuth, iBecon, Webservices, Cross Platform, Unity 3d
      • Strong in Object - oriented design/analysis, Classic design patterns, J2EE patterns;
      • Extensive experience in Web Services Development using Codeigniter(PHP), Restlet(Java), webpy(Python).
      • Strong Web development skills. Experience in web based data reporting system, Framework development for Internet application. 
      • Hands on experience on various eCommerce frameworks such as Magento, Venda, eBay, Adobe Omniture. 
      • Knowledge of Python, Perl, JavaScript, Jquery, HTML, DHTML, XML, CSS. 


    We are also supported by an extended team of Content Experts including Caroline Daniel Bailey and Jackie Munoz.  

     

    OUR MENTORS

    • Dr. Sean Roberts, Elliott School, GWU
    • Michael Trucano, World Bank
    • Shwetelena Sabarwal, World Bank
    • Hammad Khwaja, Google
    • Nazmul Chaudhury, World Bank
  • GRID PRESS COVERAGE

    The Buzz on Games

    Social-good gaming will only reach its potential when women do too..

    For entrepreneurial grad students, startups are a work in progress

    At Clinton Global Initiative University, A Laboratory for the Big Ideas

    College Students Make Commitments and Headlines for CGI U 2015

    President Clinton, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton Conclude Eighth Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting with 700 New Student Commitments to Action

    Interview with Mariam and Kiran

    Using Video Games to Teach Development Skills

  • GAMIFYING BEHAVIOR CHANGE

    Fighting Stereotypes

    STEM Learning

    Eliminating Open Defecation

    Early Childhood Development

  • GAME PLAN 2030

    “Global poverty is a powder keg that could be ignited by our indifference.” President Clinton

    There are more than one billion people living under $1.25 a day and almost the same number playing video games worldwide.The challenge of poverty is massive and so is the potential of video games.

     

    The goal of ending poverty cannot be accomplished without development practitioners better understanding the dynamics of effective poverty alleviation. Like doctors, development practitioners cannot afford to make mistakes because each development project impacts thousands of lives. Games offer a safe environment to simulate the effects of policies and understand the trade-offs involved in the decision-making process.

      

    More on GRID

     

  • NEWS

    GRID WINS GWUPSTART BEST FOR-PROFIT SOCIAL VENTURE PRIZE!

     

    GRID WINS GWU - PSGC AWARD FOR WIPING STEREOTYPES WITH FLOC!

     

    GRID SHARES THE STAGE WITH PRESIDENT CLINTON AT CGIU 2015!! WATCH VIDEO

     

    GRID LAUNCHES "STEREOWIPED"!! 

    UN PEACEAPP COMPETITION HONORABLE MENTION

     

    GRID COMPLETES ITS FIRST GAME "RANDOMANIA" !!! WATCH DEMO

     

    GRID GETS SELECTED FOR CGIU 2014 ANNUAL MEETING!!!

     

    GRID ENTERS PARTNERSHIP WITH GENERATION A FOR MUSIC CREATION FOR ITS FIRST GAME!!

      

  • CONTACT US

  • GRID MEETS THE CLINTONS

  • Our Mantra

    “TELL ME, & I WILL FORGET;

    SHOW ME, & I MAY REMEMBER;

    INVOLVE ME, & I WILL UNDERSTAND”

    CONFUCIUS

  • OUR COLLABORATIONS

    Pilot Game with World Bank "RANDOMANIA"
     

     

    Partnership with FLOC - For Love of Children FLOC to launch StereoWiped
     

     

    Partnership with Ordinary Efforts for StereoWiped for the homeless

    Mission: Gaming our way to 2030!!