Participatory analysis of climate change vulnerability and adaptive capacity

Involving communities in building climate resilience in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger

This report provides a brief overview of the learning from participatory climate vulnerability and capacity analysis (CVCA) processes conducted in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, and summarises the lessons for climate resilience programming in the Sahel and beyond.

The report is published as part of the project development phase of the Building Resilience Without Borders in the Sahel (BRWB) project delivered by CARE, RBM, SNV and TREE AID under the Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) programme funded by DFID. The BRWB project aims to support vulnerable women and men in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger to adapt to climate extremes.

The report argues that building climate resilience requires context-specific solutions. The project therefore uses CVCA as a critical first step to engage local stakeholders in dialogue around climate risks, vulnerability and existing adaptive capacity, and to inform prioritisation of activities in particular at community and commune levels. This report presents case studies of findings from a CVCA process in communes in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger and demonstrates how these findings will be used to ensure that the BRWB project design is relevant and appropriate for the particular context of the Sahel and the specific areas targeted by the project.

Also available in French as: Analyse participative de la vulnérabilité climatique et de la capacité d’adaptation au changement climatique: Engager les communautés de base dans la construction de la résilience climatique au Burkina Faso, au Mali et au Niger

  • Countries: Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger
  • Co-authors: CARE, RBM, SNV, TREE AID
  • Published: August 2014

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