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Participation and the Facilitator

The Role of the Facilitator

The role of the facilitator is extremely important. Even the best-planned approaches can fail if the facilitator fails to enable everyone to contribute. Who is the...

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Power and Participation

Power and Participation

In thinking about how stakeholders are engaged in processes that aim to enhance adaptive capacity and promote social learning I could not let go of the significance of...

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Stakeholder Analysis

This background article provides an introduction to stakeholder analysis.

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Stakeholder Identification

Stakeholder Identification Exercises

Chapati/ Institutional Diagramming

The aim of this exercise is to enable people to identify the institutions and individuals that have a legitimate...

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ADx Methods

Forecasting, scenarios, and hope (Postma, Liebl 2005 p. 166)

Decision making models can be categorised by many dimensions such as qualitative-quantitative,...

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Center For Environment and Development for Arab Region and Europe, Egypt

Center For Environment and Development for Arab Region and Europe, CEDARE, led by its Executive Director, Dr.

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Robust Decision-Making

Under deep uncertainty, decision-makers need to select robust rather than best options. However, when the future is characterised by uncertainty, a focus on best options may carry significant risks.

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Goals

Some tools are used to achieve a particular goal. In this section, the tools have been classified according to three goals.

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ORCHID

Opportunities and Risks of Climate Change and Disasters (ORCHID) 

Developed by IDS, this tool is designed to be a light touch screening process for donors, development organisations and...

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BACLIAT vulnerability assessment

UKCIP BACLIAT

BACLIAT vulnerability assessment

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Module: Climate risk communication

Brief background

This module aims at building capacity for the development and implementation of climate risk communication strategies in the context of developing countries. It draws on...

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DRR and Climate Change

Disaster Risk Reduction and climate change: A brief explainer

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Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) is a non-profit organization supporting the advancement of safer communities and sustainable development, through implementing programs and projects th

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Designing Metrics for Adaptation

Metrics to measure progress in achieving targets for adaptation can be designed in different ways. They could be either expressed as financial commitments, linked with development targets and...

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ACCCA experiences: Risk communication, social learning and storyboard exercise

Lessons learned from ACCCA workshop in Cape Town

- The risks communicated by communities are usually 'peripheral' in that they often point to issues that are exacerbated by climate change as the...

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Defining the Community's Role in Disaster Mitigation

This is a briefing paper by Practical Answers (technical advice service of Practical Action). It outlines how and why communities must participate in disaster mitigation.

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Participatory Processes

What are participatory processes?

"Participation is a way of viewing the world and acting in it. It is about a commitment to help create the conditions which lead to significant empowerment of...

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Content of the communication: risk

We now need to give some thought to the content of the messages about climate risks that we wish to communicate. This is where we face the challenge of conveying meaning between people with...

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XLRM Conceptual Diagram (Lempert et. al., 2003)

XLRM framework

RAND corporation has been developing a tool to carry out robust decision making as an example of computational multi-scenario simulation.

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Methodology of Mali NCAP Project

Developing a seasonal calendar

Both of the case studies in this project used a combination of participatory engagement with the different communities and modelling...

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Lyambai project workshop strengths and weaknesses

Identified strengths The workshop succeeded in bringing together a wide cross-section of community stakeholders in a single forum to discuss issues that are of common interest but which to...
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Communities of Practice

weADAPT is about planting the seed and nurturing the growth of a new community of practice: a group of people collecting around a shared concern and interested in how we adapt to climate change,...

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Sub-Module 3.2 - Learning by example

There are several different modes of learning which would be grouped under the umbrella theme of learning by example, and these are suited to different types of decision making. The table below,...

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Lessons learned in the field: thinking about the content for risk communication

'Awareness was necessary before implementing any adaptive measures, as there was a general lack of information on climate risk in the community', Nepal ACCCA Pilot Action.

Learned lessons...

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