A community-level tool that integrates climate change into a wider participatory vulnerability analysis.

By combining local knowledge with scientific data, the CVCA 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 (e.g. local and national government agencies). The results provide a solid foundation for the identification of practical strategies to facilitate community-based adaptation to climate change.

Building on 10 years of experience using the CVCA, the CARE team working on a revised version to better integrate gender and consideration of ecosystems. The new CVCA will be available by September 2019. In the meantime, you can use the 2009 version available below.

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Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis Handbook