Why this website?
Changing climate patterns, extreme weather events and resulting disasters are severely challenging poor communities all over the world. To support them in dealing with climate change, Bread for all, HEKS and Brot für die Welt together with FAKT have developed and applied the tool Participatory Assessment of Climate and Disaster Risks (PACDR). This website aims to facilitate the use of the tool for current as well as for new users and to contribute to a growing network of PACDR users and trainers– with the overarching goal of firmly establishing climate risk assessments in the planning of projects and activities for all areas and sectors affected by climate change.
What you can do here
The PACDR tool is an HVCA – Hazard Vulnerability Capacity Assessment Tool, designed to conduct community assessments of hazards, vulnerabilities and local coping strategies in a participatory way to provide a basis for the development of more effective and sustainable adaptation strategies. The analysis is done together with local stakeholders in rural and urban communities. Documents on this website will enable you to plan and carry out community-based climate and disaster risk analyses. They will also help you to conduct training workshops (ToT – train-the-trainer) on how to use the PACDR tool.
Since 2008 climate analyses and training workshops have been organized in numerous countries by international, national and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs). After 10 years of practical implementation and constant improvement of the PACDR tool, we would like to share the tool and our experiences with a wider public. In this section you can find out more about how the process around PACDR evolved in different countries.
Who we are
We are a group of PACDR developers and practitioners from the participating organizations who regularly exchange experiences and work together to further improve the PACDR tool. If you are interested to join the group, please let us know.