A Field Guide to Community Based Adaptation Chapter Resources

A Field Guide to Community-Based Adaptation is a field guide where each chapter is a field assignment for field staff to carry out with a community in order to develop a real on-the-ground project. Each chapter is therefore one step in the process of assessing community need, designing and funding a project, launching the project alongside the community, and handing the project over to the community at grant’s end.

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Field Assignment 1, Chapter 1

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Field Guide 1 Ten Seed Needs Assessment

Participatory Needs Assessment Workshop Lesson Plan

Example Template of Field Assignment 1: Facilitating a Participatory Needs Assessment.

Recommended Resources

Chatty, D., Baas, S. and Fleig, A. Participatory Processes towards Co-Management of Natural Resources in Pastoral Areas of the Middle East. Module II – Introducing Participatory Approaches Methods and Tools, FAO.

Dayal, R., van Wijk, C. and Mukherjee, N. Methodology For Participatory Assessments With Communities Institutions And Policy Makers, World Bank.

Jayakaran, R. Ten Seed Technique, World Vision International.

Theis, J. and Grady, H. Participatory Rapid Appraisal for Community Development, IIED.

UNDP Bureau of Development Policy. Designing Climate Change Adaptation Initiatives: A UNDP Toolkit for Practitioners, UNDP.

United Nations Development Programme. Gender, Climate Change and Community-Based Adaptation: A Guidebook for Designing and Implementing Gender-Sensitive Community-Based Adaptation Programmes and Projects, UNDP.

 

Field Assignment 2, Chapter 2: Facilitating a Participatory Capacity and Vulnerability assessment.

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Field Guide 2 Participatory Capacity and Vulnerability Assessment

Participatory Capacity and Vulnerability Assessment Workshop Lesson Plan

Example Template of Field Assignment 2: Results from facilitating a Participatory Capacity and Vulnerability Assessment Workshop

Example Template of Field Assignment 2: Revised Project Outline

Recommended Resources

Chatty, D., Baas, S. and Fleig, A. Participatory Processes towards Co-Management of Natural Resources in Pastoral Areas of the Middle East. Module II – Introducing Participatory Approaches Methods and Tools, FAO.

Dayal, R., van Wijk, C. and Mukherjee, N. Methodology For Participatory Assessments With Communities Institutions And Policy Makers, World Bank.

Theis, J. and Grady, H. Participatory Rapid Appraisal for Community Development, IIED.

CARE. Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis Handbook. CARE.

Krantz, L. The Sustainable Livelihood Approach to Poverty Reduction, SIDA.

Regmi, B., Morcrette, A., Paudyal, A., Bastakoti, R. and Pradhan, S. Participatory Tools and Techniques for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Exploring Adaptation Options, Livelihoods and Forestry Programme.

 

Field Assignment 3, Chapter 3: Investigating and compiling Scientific Climate Change Data.

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Example of Field Assignment 3: Researching Scientific Climate Change Information

Recommended Resources

CARE. Community-Based Adaptation Toolkit, CARE.

IISD: CRiSTAL, a decision-support tool to help users design climate adaptation activities at the community level.
http://www.iisd.org/cristaltool/download.aspx

 Field Assignment 4, Chapter 4

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Example of Field Assignment 4: Incorporating Scientific Climate Change Information into the Project.

Recommended Resources

CARE. Community-Based Adaptation Toolkit, CARE.

UNDP. Designing Climate Change Adaptation Initiatives: A UNDP Toolkit for Practitioners,UNDP.

 

Field Assignment 5, Chapter 5

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Example of Field Assignment 5: The Program and Activity solution List

Recommended Resources

50 Programs for Community Basd Adaptation, DRR and Development

Center for Sustainable Development website

 

Field Assignment 6, Chapter 6

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Example of Field Assignment 6 Logframe 1

Example of Field Assignment 6 Logframe 2

Example of Field Assignment 6 Logframe 3

Example of Field Assignment 6 Budget

Example of Field Assignment 6 Schedule

Example of Field Assignment 6 Fact Sheet

 

Field Assignment 7, Chapter 7

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Example of Field Assignment 7: Forming a Community project Management Committee

Recommended Resources

Stalker, L. Why some Village water and sanitation committees are better than others, World Bank Water and Sanitation Program-South Asia.

FARM-Africa. The Key Steps in Establishing Participatory Forest Management – A field manual to guide practitioners in Ethiopia, FARM-Africa Ethiopia.

Bonita, M. and Payuan, E. Village Forestry Handbook, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

V&A Programme. Vulnerability and Adaptation Experiences from Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh: Community Based Institutions, V&A Program.>

 

Field Assignment 8, Chapter 8

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Example of Field Assignment 8: Sustainability: Capacity Building for Community Takeover

Recommended Resources

Cash, D., Clark, W., Alcock, F., Dixon, N., Eckley, N., Guston, D. Jager, J. and Mitchell, B. Knowledge systems for sustainable development, Proceedings of the National Academy Of Sciences of the United States Of America.

FARM-Africa. The Key Steps in Establishing Participatory Forest Management – A field manual to guide practitioners in Ethiopia, FARM-Africa Ethiopia.

IFAD. Good Practices in Participatory Mapping, IFAD. http://www.ifad.org/pub/map/PM_web.pdf

IIED. Participatory Learning and Action 54: Mapping for change: practice, technologies and communication, IIED.

CARE. Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis Handbook. CARE.

Regmi, B., Morcrette, A., Paudyal, A., Bastakoti, R. and Pradhan, S. Participatory Tools and Techniques for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Exploring Adaptation Options, Livelihoods and Forestry Programme.

 

Field Assignment 9, Chapter 9

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Example of Field Assignment 9: Impact: Milestones into the Future

Recommended Resources

Jain, S. and Polman, W. Training module on participatory community monitoring and evaluation, FAO.

CARE. Framework of Milestones and Indicators for Community Based Adaptation. CARE.

NGO Programme Karnataka-Tamil Nadu. Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation: Field Experiences, Intercooperation.

Mathie, A. and Foster, M. Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation: A Manual for Village Organizers, Coady International Institute, St. Francis Xavier University.

 

Field Assignment 10, Chapter 10

Recommended Resources

Example Field Guide, How-to Card and Workshop Lesson Plan: Agricultural Soil and Water Management for Sloping Land