Thematic Areas

PVA - Vulnerability Analysis

PVA 4 - Identify who is at risk

PVA 4 - Identify who is at risk

  1. Understand how hazards have hit a community and individuals in the past.
  2. Look at recurring patterns, trends and changes over time.
  3. Discuss how people coped – discussions may highlight the use of traditional practices as coping mechanisms.
    • Possible tools: stories, interviews.
  4. Discuss criteria of vulnerability. When can someone be defined as “most vulnerable”? Identify the most vulnerable groups.



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Tools in this toolbox

Daily activity chart

To help participants to analyse how their time is used each day.The processDraw a daily timetable from sunrise to sunset.Ask part…


To present local information, problems and opportunities in a clear, visual way. A basic map of a local area can be overlaid with…


To explore the history of an individual, community or organisation. The characteristics of a river (its changing width, current a…

Seasonal calendar

To help participants to analyse the distribution of agricultural work / crops / illnesses / etc. over the year.Cross referencing …

Social map

This is a bird’s eye view of a village that shows the demographic details and the social infrastructure available for the people …


To track changes or document the history of a community or organisation.By capturing the chronology of events as perceived and …

Transect walk

A transect walk is a systematic walk along a defined path (transect) across a community to explore conditions by observing, askin…