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

Partner Practical Action

Date of submission 01/11/2007


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 

Practical Action Action pledge 1st update



Practical Action Action pledge 2nd update


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

Practical Answers
Technical information for development

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)

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

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.