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Vulnerability Bibliography

Below are a few papers which we have found particularly useful in thinking about vulnerability to climate change. We hope you find the references useful! If you have any suggestions for other...

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Palestinian Agricultural Development Organaization

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Share VA info

If/when you and your colleagues have conducted a vulnerability assessment in the area(s) you are working, it would be great to share it with other weADAPT users, so that we can learn from and...

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Vulnerability assessment

This module explores first a series of frameworks used to assess vulnerability, showing how the definition and interpretation of vulnerability has evolved over time. It also introduces the steps...

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Barriers to Participation

Obstacles to participation

There is no doubt that stakeholder approaches based on genuine participation can be very effective and useful but participation is generally not quick and easy....

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Benefits of Participation

Participatory initiatives are likely to be sustainable as they build on local capacity, the participants have 'ownership' of them and they are more likely to be compatible with long term...
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Bangladesh: Policy Recommendations

Summary of recommendations for Bangladesh

This work forms part of a Policy Briefing on Climate Change in Bangladesh produced by Practical Action in 2008. Other sections of the report can be seen...

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Sri Lanka: Adaptation

Adaptation: Responding to the threat of Climate Change Adaptation must focus on the needs of the people most affected by climate change impacts and aim to secure their livelihoods and reduce the...
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What is Social Learning?

'Social' learning is thought to occur through the sharing of knowledge between individuals, groups and organisations in society through interactions, particularly in novel environments and...

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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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Participation Methods

How is it done?

There is a general suite of methodologies and tools that can be combined and applied in a situation specific manner with some being more participatory than others.

One way...

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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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Economics adaptation Tanzania

The development partners group, with support from UK (DFID) Government, are funding this study on the ‘Economics of Climate Change in the United Republic of Tanzania’. The...

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ADx Tool Compendium

This page lists a selection of tools documented in earlier projects and meetings, which are highly related to the concepts of climate change adaptation.

Expert meetings on Tools

The...

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STAR-AgroEnergy

Funded under the EU FP7 Research Potential theme (Unlocking the potentials of the EU's Convergence regions and Outermost regions) the University of Foggia will target its research towards Agro-...

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CIRCE Foundation Paper Principles

Principles of Adaptation

Here are 10 general principles of adaptation distilled from our current thinking, as outlined above, that form the basis for developing and implementing processes to...

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ADx User Guide

A background to the further development of Climate ADx

The Climate Adaptation Options Explorer was conceived as a decision support tool to screen adaptation options and...

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ESCWA-Sida

Arab Region PRELIMINARY Domain

1st RCA4 test simulation; mean annual temperature (1989-91)

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Case studies goals

Awareness raising

ORCHID: Mainstreaming Adaptation In Development Investments In the Water Sector In China

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Summary:

ORCHID is designed to be a light touch...

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Lessons learned from NCAP

Lessons learned from the NCAP project

Some of the main lessons learned from the NCAP project are:

Climate change is not the sole challenge that vulnerable communities in developing countries...
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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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CRiSTAL

CRiSTAL is a project-planning tool that helps users design activities that support climate adaptation (i.e.,adaptation to climate variability and change) at the community level. 

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Gender Roles and Vulnerability to Climate Change

Gender Roles and Vulnerability to Climate Change

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