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1. Participatory Monitoring, Evaluation, Reflection & Learning (PMERL) for Community-based Adaptation: A Manual for Local Practitioners
2. Integrating climate change adaptation and DRR e-learning module
3. CARE Vietnam's visioning approach
4. CARE Nepal's governance tool for utilizing natural resources
5. CARE's Climate Vulnerability Capacity Assessment (CVCA) handbook
Participatory Monitoring, Evaluation, Reflection & Learning (PMERL) for Community-based Adaptation: A Manual for Local Practitioners
Developed by CARE in partnership with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
The PMERL Manual (English) supports a methodology that can help measure, monitor and evaluate changes in local adaptive capacity within vulnerable communities for better decision-making on Community-based Adaptation (CBA). By presenting a participatory methodology for developing and monitoring against CBA indicators, it provides a new platform for local stakeholders to articulate their own needs, which is a fundamental part of building and strengthening adaptive capacity. The PMERL methodology also responds to the need for continuous feedback and joint learning and communication in order for CBA to be flexible in light of the challenge of uncertainty. When monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is carried out in a participatory fashion it enables an ongoing dialogue with and within communities as part of the promoted continuous learning and reflection process. This manual is also available in Spanish.
e-Learning modules on integrating Climate Change Adaptation in Disaster Risk Reduction
THE TOOL: The e-Learning modules are brought to you by the Strengthening Community-based Disaster Risk Management in Asia (SCDRM+) Project. The e-Learning modules form part of a comprehensive regional learning curriculum for key government, civil society and community representatives from the SCDRM+ project countries. The learning curriculum incorporates self-directed learning using an e-Learning package, as well as targeted classroom training.PLEASE NOTE that these are a 'work-in-progress' with revisions on an ongoing basis. Return to this page regulary to check for updates.
UPDATED June 5, 2012
- Pre-Self Evaluation
- Module 1: Concepts in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation
- Module 2: Understanding vulnerability
- Module 3: Introduction to disaster risk reduction
- Module 4: Introduction to climate change adaptation
- Module 5: Guiding principles for integrating adaptation in disaster risk reduction
The Visioning Approach: CARE Vietnam Tool (applied in Community Watershed Management Planning)
The visioning approach is used as a strategic tool to support coordinated, equitable and relevant planning for communities. In other words, it helps to identify what needs to be changed in a community or watershed as well as supporting the creation of a vision and a plan of how to reach a desired future. The approach can be used for long-term and community-based watershed management planning, environmental planning for natural resource dependant people and planning of business development, collaborative groups and livelihood strategies, to name just a few examples. These plans can in turn be integrated into the Socio-Economic Development Plan of communes, districts and provinces.
Governance in Utilization of Natural Resource: Tools from CARE Nepal
CARE's approach to climate change adaptation is grounded in the knowledge that people must be empowered to transform and secure their rights and livelihoods. It also recognizes the critical role that local and national institutions, as well as public policies, play in shaping people's adaptive capacity. The CVCA methodology helps us to understand the implications of climate change for the lives and livelihoods of the people we serve. By combining local knowledge with scientific data, the process builds people's understanding about climate risks and adaptation strategies. It provides a framework for dialogue within communities, as well as between communities and other stakeholders. The results provide a solid foundation for the identification of practical strategies to facilitate community-based adaptation to climate change.