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May 2016

It’s what you do AND how you think: bringing an improvisational mindset to disaster response

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Over 7 years, Viv McWaters worked with member of World Vision’s Regional Disaster Management Team (RDMT) in SE Asia to help prepare them for the unexpected. The RDMT was set up to provide surge capacity in the event of disasters, hence many of the members were unfamiliar with disaster response. Applied improvisation was used as a means of giving them an improvisational mindset that would help them cope with the chaos and uncertainty of disaster response.

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Finding Community Resilience After Disaster Using Heroic Improvisation Games

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The workshop focused on how to help Super-Typhoon Haiyan survivors to view their recent experience through a heroic lens and self-assess how ready they would be for the next disaster.

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