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Welcome to Impact360’s blog: The 360. Here you will find our thoughts about how researchers and practitioners can build stronger connections, integrate their approaches, and solve problems together to reduce the impacts of natural hazards and disasters. We also share Impact360 Alliance news, events, and announcements, as well as profiles about people working for and with Impact360.

Learning How to Use Miro With the Help of Tutorials

Learning How to Use Miro With the Help of Tutorials

Our team at Impact360 Alliance has virtual meetings quite frequently. We arrange our thoughts on various subjects, plan workshops, and develop tools for inclusive problem-solving. During these meetings, we have regularly used Miro to help us as we think through ideas...

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Testing Toolkit360 Using a Cohort Leads to New Discoveries

Testing Toolkit360 Using a Cohort Leads to New Discoveries

In June, Impact360 Alliance launched our first Toolkit360 Testing Cohort. A group of 11 natural hazards and disaster researchers and practitioners will meet once a month until September to use and critique our inclusive problem-solving tools.  We created a cohort for...

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New Member Perk: Free Toolkit Planning Workshop

New Member Perk: Free Toolkit Planning Workshop

Impact360 recently introduced Toolkit360, a set of 12 tools for facilitating inclusive problem-solving between researchers and practitioners working to reduce natural hazards impacts and disaster risk. Now, we're offering all of our members a free Toolkit360 Planning...

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Why Understanding and Mapping Empathy is Important

Why Understanding and Mapping Empathy is Important

During disasters, it is often stated that “we are all in this together.” This statement is incredibly accurate, as a crisis like COVID-19 has affected our very way of life and requires collaboration on so many levels. It is essential that we understand one another...

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Researchers and Practitioners Can Reduce Disasters By Choice

Researchers and Practitioners Can Reduce Disasters By Choice

I had the pleasure of reading Ilan Kelman’s new book “Disaster By Choice” recently in preparation for our webinar with him. My conversation with Ilan and our other guest Bijay Kumar was fascinating and absolutely worth watching. But don’t stop at watching the webinar....

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Do You Need Help Finding the Right Researcher or Practitioner?

Do You Need Help Finding the Right Researcher or Practitioner?

Building capable teams to solve wicked problems on natural hazards and disasters takes work. I've worked on plenty of projects where I heard someone say "the same ten people." They're referring to the challenge of not having the same people on the team each time you...

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Researchers and practitioners sharing collective knowledge in meeting

Impact360 believes in the power of the collective knowledge and experience of researchers and practitioners.

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