Planning for resilience: a practitioner's manual to support community based adaptation to climate change

Planning for resilience: a practitioner's manual to support community based adaptation to climate change

CARE’s Community Based Adaptation (CBA) approach supports communities and local authorities to understand the challenges they face and to take appropriate actions that result in climate resilient development. Planning is an essential element of CBA, and involves analysing, identifying and prioritising action to enable managing the risks and uncertainties assosicated with a changing climate. CBA planning provides a forum and opportunity for multi-stakeholder learning and dialogue and building strong partnerships. It also intends to influence local development plans and aims for sustainability and replication through government ownership.

Drawing on numerous other guides and sources as well as field experience from the Integrated Community Based Adaptation in the Mekong (ICAM) project, funded by the Australian Government, this manual provides clear and detailed step-by-step guidance on how to undertake participatory, gender responsive community based adaptation planning. It also provides a range of up-to-date participatory tools and resources that will help in conducting the CBA planning process.

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