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V2R framework (2016 version)

The updated From Vulnerability to Resilience (V2R) framework (2016 version). This guides Practical Action's

Colin McQuistan; Katherine Pasteur, 2016

Delivering Early Warning Systems for the Poorest: From flood-vulnerable to flood-resilient communities

Floods are the most common cause of weather-related disasters globally, causing billions of dollars’ worth of damage and the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives. Flood early warning systems can significantly reduce the devastating impacts of floods on lives and livelihoods for the poorest and most vulnerable. To do so, they must be ‘end-to-end’, combining risk knowledge, risk monitoring,...

Jodi Sugden, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2016

From Risk to Resilience: A systems approach to building long-term, adaptive wellbeing for the most vulnerable

This policy brief updates Practical Action's thinking and approach to building resilience for the most vulnerable - From Vulnerability to Resilience (V2R). Using the experiences gained from the Zurich Global Flood Resilience Programme and our interactions with alliance partners, we have updated the V2R framework to be used by practitioners when developing resilience-building programmes and...

Katherine Pasteur; Colin McQuistan, Published by Practical Action Publishing 2016

Flood Early Warning System in Practice: Experiences of Nepal

Flood Early Warning System (EWS) is one of the key programmes implemented by Practical Action in Nepal since 2002. We have realised, there is a need of EWS in South Asia regional scale as the disasters are not limited within the political boundary. To make this happen, there is a need for strategic coordination and collaboration between and among the nations, and advancement of

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Gehendra Gurung, Published by Print Communication Pvt. Ltd. 2016

Adaptive management for resilient communities: Development in a volatile environment

Short-term projects and linear management approaches are often unsuitable for achieving resilient development in the face of volatile complexity. Adaptive management combined with longer-term project funding has the potential to deliver more appropriate development outcomes.

Jodi Sugden, 2016

Mainstreaming the use of climate data by smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe: Monitoring and Evaluation Challenges

A poster produced for the CBA9 conference which illustrates our community based climate change and adaptation work in Zimbabwe.

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2015

Community based conflict reduction and peace building in Kebkabiya, North Darfur

A poster produced for the CBA9 conference which illustrates our community based climate change and adaptation work in Sudan.

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2015

Technical report on economic impact of landslides in Nepal

Technical report on Economic Impact Assessment of Sindhupalchowk landslides in Nepal in August 2014. This study examines the socio-economic effects of landslides to the particular locality. Landslide has more broader and indirect impacts, which are difficult to calculate and sometimes almost impossible. Therefore, the aim of this study is to bring such broader impacts in discussion and pave the...

Alpine Consultancy (P.) Ltd.; Practical Action South Asia, Published by Practical Action, Nepal 2015

V2R+ : From Vulnerability to Resilience: Capitalizing on Public Investments Site selection for effective monitoring and evaluation of adaptation in Bangladesh

A poster produced for the CBA9 conference which illustrates our community based climate change and adaptation work in Bangladesh.

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2015

Mainstreaming Livelihood Centred Disaster Risk Reduction (LCDRR): Using monitoring and evaluation data for policy influencing in Zimbabwe

A poster produced for the CBA9 conference which illustrates our community based climate change and adaptation work in Zimbabwe

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2015

IIASA Nepal visit

IIASA research organisation visited the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance project work in Nepal in 2015. This video showcases what they found and the impacts the work is having on flood-prone communities.

IIASA, Published by Practical Action 2015

Beyond Response and Recovery: An introduction to the Zurich flood resilience program

This issue brief provides an overview of the global challenges caused by flooding and how we are tackling them through the work of the Zurich flood resilience alliance.

Zurich Insurance Group Ltd, Published by Zurich Insurance Group Ltd 2015

Risk Nexus

Urgent case for recovery: what we can learn from the August 2014 Karnali River floods in Nepal

Practical Action South Asia; ISET International; ISET Nepal; Zurich Insurance Group Ltd, Published by Zurich Insurance Group Ltd 2015

Video Proyecto Aliados ante inundaciones en español

Partners Against Flooding project in Peru. Part of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance programme.

Soluciones Prácticas, Published by Practical Action, Latin America 2015

Options Analysis for a Regional Climate Change Programme to Deliver More Effective Climate Services, Early Warning and Disaster Risk Reduction

This report provides an Options Analysis for a South Asia regional programme on climate services for risk reduction and economic growth. It is the fourth output of a scoping project, which has reviewed evidence on climate services, early warning systems and disaster risk reduction in selected countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Burma. It considers four options for DFID...

S. Wade; S. Lester; K. Prasad; G. Vellingiri; KR. Viswanathan; Becky Clements; D. Lumbroso, Published by Evidence on Demand 2015

Why Technology Justice is Critical for the Climate Negotiations: delivering on loss and damage

In Paris in December 2015, national governments as parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will meet to negotiate a new climate agreement. One of the catalysts for success in these negotiations will be the issue of technology and particularly technology transfer. Practical Action makes the case for Technology Justice to be a central principle in the new...

Colin McQuistan, Published by Practical Action Publishing 2015

Evidence Review: Options Analysis For A Regional Climate Change Programme To Deliver More Effective Climate Services, Early Warning And Disaster Risk Reduction

This report provides a literature review of the current state of climate services in South Asia, user needs, and current and future capacity to produce and deliver timely, accurate and relevant climate information and services. The evidence review focuses on climate services in the five sectors that align with the priority areas identified under the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS...

G. Vellingiri; K. Prasad; S. Wade; D. Lumbroso; T. Oakley; KR. Viswanathan; Sumit Dugar; L. Dashora; R. Sogani; M. Joshi; S.H.M. Fakhruddin; M. Hanif; Becky Clements, Published by Evidence on Demand 2015

Stakeholder Analysis: Options Analysis For A Regional Climate Change Programme To Deliver More Effective Climate Services, Early Warning And Disaster Risk Reduction

Building on the findings of the Evidence Review, this report begins by providing a detailed mapping of users and their requirements for climate information and services across priority sectors (section 2.1), a description of priorities cited by stakeholders and potential intervention options to meet these (section 2.2), as well as a country gap analysis (section 2.3) and an assessment of those...

Becky Clements; D. Lumbroso; K. Prasad; G. Vellingiri; KR. Viswanathan; S. Wade; M. Joshi; M. Hanif; Sumit Dugar; L. Dashora, Published by Evidence on Demand 2015

Can flood resilience be measured?

Increased severe flooding globally has focused attention on finding practical ways to improve flood risk management. As part of this effort, Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) launched a global flood resilience program in 2013. This finding highlights a key challenge for any resilience-building efforts: if resilience cannot be empirically verified, how do you empirically measure whether a community...

Zurich Insurance Group Ltd, Published by Zurich Insurance Group Ltd 2015

The 2014 Karnali River Floods in Western Nepal: Making Community Based Early Warning Systems Work When Data Is Lacking

Implementing Community Based Flood Early Warning System (EWS) in developing countries like Nepal is challenging. Complex topography and geology combined with a sparse network of river and rainfall gauges and little predictive meteorological capacity both nationally and regionally dramatically constrain EWS options. This paper provides a synopsis of the hydrological and meteorological conditions...

Sumit Dugar, Published by Practical Action, Nepal 2015

 

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