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Title

Strengthening the livelihood security among poor communities that are vulnerable to natural disasters

Partner Practical Action

Date of submission 01/11/2007

Description

Practical Action Action pledge

Practical Action is seeking to strengthen livelihood security among poor communities that are vulnerable to natural disasters through a number of awareness raising and knowledge sharing activities:

  • Documenting and publishing useful experiences from work on community-based adaptation in South Asia;
  • Producing and disseminating audio-visual material that could help enhance the knowledge and skills necessary to adapt to climate change;
  • In the future we intend to build upon Practical Action's current experience in using participatory video to help capture local knowledge in a manner that is owned by and shared with communities;
  • Undertaking projects in order to establish best practice;
  • Work to develop of an analytical framework to guide planning and analysis of adaptation.
Action pledge updates 
01/09/2008

Practical Action Action pledge 1st update

 

01/04/2009

Practical Action Action pledge 2nd update

01/09/2009

Practical Action 3rd update: Communicating climate risks

This update was provided as a contribution to and is summarised in the Nairobi work programme publication "Action Pledges: Making a difference on the ground. A synthesis of outcomes, good practices, lessons learned, and future challenges and opportunities".  Practical Action also contributed substantially to Chapter 6 "Scaling up community-based adaptation actions."

Further information

Practical Action Adaptating to Climate Change
http://practicalaction.org/?id=climatechange_adaptation

Practical Answers
Technical information for development
http://practicalaction.org/practicalanswers

Increasing the resilience of poor communities to cope with the impact of climate change
Project summary
(scroll down for information on the recent community-based adaptation workshop)
http://practicalaction.org/?id=climatechange_resilience

Regional focus Asia and the Pacific
Sector Education and training
Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Water resources
Adaptation delivery activity Capacity building
Communications and awareness-raising
Disaster risk reduction
Pilot adaptation programmes/projects
NWP work area Adaptation planning and practices
Target group Communities
Practitioners

Organizations, institutions and private sector companies at all levels and in a wide range of sectors can become engaged with the NWP by becoming a partner and making Action Pledges. Information about how organizations can become engaged with work on adaptation under the NWP can be found here.