MAINSTREAMING CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION IN AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION
SLIDE – Aims of the assessment
The aims of the assessment are
To identify and prioritise current and future risks (including unknown
risks) that the communities will need to reduce.
To empower the community by raising their awareness of their own
situation, their vulnerabilities and capacities
To build capacity for the community to be able to adapt to current
and future hazards, stresses and shocks.
To collect baseline information against which risk and vulnerability
reduction, adaptive capacity and resilience can be measured (M&E).
VCA is both a tool and a process. It should be participatory. The community or
group are facilitated to analyse their own vulnerabilities, identify their own
capacities and develop and implement plans which utilise these capacities to
reduce their vulnerabilities to hazards, stresses and shocks. The process should
A Training Manual on Use of Climate Information and Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment for
Agricultural Extension Staff in Zimbabwe