Thematic Areas

PVA - Vulnerability Analysis

PVA - Vulnerability Analysis

To support community members to work together to analyse their vulnerabilities and make an action plan.

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PVA 1 - What is participatory vulnerability analy…

Participatory vulnerability analysis (PVA) works towards reducing vulnerability of individuals and communities. It is best seen n…

PVA 2 - Carry out scoping & preparation

Scoping To establish the focus of the PVA, consult the communities and other key actors.Is PVA needed/useful?Preliminary scoping …

PVA 3 - Organise focus groups

PVA takes place through focus group discussion supported by the use of participatory tools. A standard way of doing this is to ha…

PVA 4 - Identify who is at risk

Understand how hazards have hit a community and individuals in the past.Look at recurring patterns, trends and changes over time.…

PVA 5 - Understand why people are vulnerable (dra…

What are causes and effects of a hazard? How are they linked? How do they interrelate? Possible tools: problem trees, concept map…

PVA 6 - Discuss what has been done so far (draft)

Discuss and identify any actions that have been taken so far to address priority causes of vulnerability. What resources were use…

PVA 7 - Develop a plan and act on it (draft)

Developing the planDefine priority actions for the plan. Be aware of power dynamics and ensure that all groups are heard and can …

PVA 8 - Provincial / national / international-lev…

PVA work does not stop at the community or district level. Addressing the causes of vulnerability also requires action at provinc…

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