Master that Disaster

Note: we recommend that you facilitate this game after having experienced it yourself. 


In this participatory activity, players become subsistence farmers, who face changing risks. They must make individual and collective decisions, with consequences.

Learning objectives

To understand the value of social protection in dealing with recurrent crises and shocks and with climate change.

Intended audience

Disaster managers, policy makers, donors

Playspace requirements

Large room with tables and chairs


This game was developed in partnership with the Unitied Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, building on a disaster risk financing game created for the World Bank DRFI programme.

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For this game is needed:

Participants: Multiples of 7
Facilitator skill: ***/***
Minutes for gameplay: 30 - 60 min