29 November 2022 | 16.30 - 18.30 hrs
07 - 08 January 2023 |09.00 - 18.00 hrs
Gender equality across industries project (GEAI) is funded by the U.S. Consulate General, with the vision to raise public awareness in the "gender equality" issues, which have been existing across many fields and sectors in Vietnam. The project for 2021-2022 has been approved to focus on 4 industries: Press & Media, Non-profits, Retails & Beauty & Education.
Gaming has been selected to be our next industry. Gender equality is the 5th goal among UN's 17 sustainable development goals by 2030, and this matter has been long discussed as a “subtle and entrenched” issue within the Gaming industry across the globe.
Vietnam is a known outsourcing market for the Gaming industry and belongs to the largest game distribution market in the world: Asia Pacific. And games are replacing movies as culture-setting dominators. According to Forbes (2020), women make up 46% of gamers but only 16% of Executive Teams among the 14 global gaming companies, and only 24% working in the industry, an unusually low figure compared to other creative and cultural sectors, and other sectors nested under Tech industry. However, the concerning part of this industry is the unconscious gender stereotypes and sexual attraction built within the game design (how the male and female avatars typically look). The Economist (2020) mentioned there are rules for how much skin a female avatar can show, and female game designers in the world often discussed the unnecessary sexual details, and that this industry is designed for very straight people. Therefore, with more investments from foreign game companies into the country, more degrees are being delivered by universities, as it is becoming more a popular and attractive industry to work for, GEAI will choose Gaming for a training in gender inclusiveness in game design, targeting to deliver to the mid-career game designers and team leaders. At GEAI, we do not stop only at women empowerment, but rather focus on gender equality and diversity. It covers any gender minority presenting in a certain industry, regardless if they are men, women, or LGBTQ+.
Co-founder For Good Vietnam Network
Director - ICS Center
Employer Branding - NCSOFT Vietnam Visual Studio
Academy Head - MAAC Vietnam
Communications Lead - Gameloft Vietnam
Recruitment Team Leader - Sparx*- A Virtuos Studio
Head of Business - Global Market - Wolffun Game
Saturday - 7 January 2023
Sunday - 8 January 2023
The project time lasts for 4 weeks after the intensive training days, when you will team up with other passionate individuals to work on a selected project. Upon the completion of the second training day, each team will develop an action plan together, and have 8 weeks to reach their setting goals.
Has it been a challenging journey for everyone? Any fruitful result have you achieved? What does gender equality mean for you, and how is the current situation in your industry? Inspire others to be the champion of change like you too.
Who will be the ideal candidate to join this outstanding training program? Who can apply to join this special-designed training in the field of gender equity, diversity and inclusion at workplace?
It will be face to face at The American Center. However, training method might be changed to hybrid or online depend on the unforeseen circumstances, such as pandemic, disaster, etc.
Yes, this is compulsory to evaluate your passion and authenticity. We just want to see the sparkles in your eyes and why you care about this matter.
A short 2-minute self-recorded video speaking in Vietnamese (or English), answering the 3 questions from the application form will do the work. Relax, be confident, and wear a smile ^^
Remember to set the video access so we don’t have to request for the permission later (to save time). Your video is confidential and not stored by GEAI. We do not need the access later once the final result is out.
The program offers the same foundation of knowledge and frameworks for every industry. However, the examples, case studies, guest speakers, and content would be more relevant to the chosen industry. You can apply even if you work indirectly with the stakeholders from this industry, or have past experiences dealing with them. Remember, this is about an equitable work environment and opportunities for everyone, so the knowledge foundation and practical frameworks would always be suitable for anyone that cares.
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