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Integrating climate change and urban risks into the VCA. Ensure effective participatory analysis and enhanced community action

Extreme climate variability and rapid, unplanned urbanization are magnifying risks to the most vulnerable people. These changing risk patterns, compounded by poverty, epidemics and demographic shifts, can exacerbate the vulnerability of communities.    This document includes:  Introduction  Core principles of VCA process Climate change impacts and how to adress themin the VCA process Vulnerabilty and capacity assesment in urban …

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Community-based food security work in Rwanda: A Rwandan Red Cross experience

For the Rwandan Red Cross (RRC), the starting point for support was severe food insecurity experienced in Bugesara and Umutara provinces in 1999. Subsequently, the RRC launched a national-level vulnerability and capacity assessment (VCA) to identify the main types and areas of vulnerability throughout the country. This information was intended to help the RRC to …

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Working in partnership in the Americas: Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (VCA) at community level in Central America

In 2004, two members of the ProVention Consortium, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (International Federation) and the Organization of American States (OAS) began implementing the first phase of VCA at community level in Central America financed by ProVention. The objective of the project was to develop and implement a VCA …

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Cultivating hope in Syria

Since 2006, local communities in the northeast of Syria have been facing severe drought, due  to high temperatures and low rainfall. The drought has led to desertification, as the dry conditions and sandstorms have swallowed up arable land and vegetation. This has had a particular effect on Bedouin communities, who live outside the cities in …

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VCA training guide

The purpose of this training guide is to provide VCA facilitators with the necessary tools to train those who will be implementing the actual VCA. It is designed to enable volunteers with little or no experience of community-based participatory information gathering to complete a successful VCA, under supervision. Published in 2008.

VCA toolbox

This toolbox provides a detailed explanation on how to undertake the research part of a VCA. It will help you to choose the right tools to suit your purpose and describes when and how to use them and what to do with the information collected. Published in 2007.

What is a VCA?

This booklet is a new edition of VCA: a Federation Guide and shows some of the progress made in the use of VCA since the guide was first published in 1999. It illustrates how programmes can be better integrated with other projects so that they support each other. It also demonstrates how, through closer involvement …

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A practical step by step guide VCA for Red Cross Red Crescent practitioners and volunteers

The VCA is a key element of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (International Federation) disaster management systems. With support from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO), the VCA methodology was updated in early 2007 and many National Societies worldwide are …

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