How to use the tool

I am planning a project

A PACDR analysis should be conducted when planning a new phase of a development project. It can also help to identify blind spots in an ongoing activity. Here you will find documents that help you to conduct an analysis. A PACDR analysis can take anything from four days up to several weeks, depending on people’s availability and intensity of the process (either all modules in several days or spread over several weeks).

 

Think about the following issues before you conduct an analysis:

  • Adapt the PACDR tool to your needs: You can use all or part of the modules and combine them with other tools that you are already working with.
  • Experienced trainers: Working with trainers who have experience in conducting such an analysis can be crucial for the success of your climate risk analysis.
  • Learning from others: Try to find out the results from other analyses or invite people from the region who have already conducted climate risk analyses or assessments.
  • Looking at scale: PACDR analyses of different communities and districts can be combined and used for advocacy to claim for more action on climate change adaptation.

The following documents will help you to conduct a PACDR analysis as part of your project planning. There are templates and examples that you can adapt according to your needs. Note that some of the documents are also available in other languages (Portuguese, Malagasy, Indonesian, etc.).

Documents for download What for? Language
Templates for note taking

This template guides the documentation of the PACDR process and each exercise by note takers. The reporting templates cover the key aspects of each exercise and help note takers produce exercise reports for the community and for the facilitation team and supporting organizations.

Example Analysis Report

To get an idea how an analysis report can look like, please go to our country information.

Draft Memorandum of Understanding

It is helpful to sign a memorandum of understanding between a donor and a local partner organization to support the follow-up

I want to organize a training

As an organization working in more than one location, you may wish your members or partners to conduct PACDR analyses on a wider scale. In this case, it makes sense to facilitate a training workshop to teach them the use of PACDR. We have conducted such trainings in most countries where we have also done PACDR analyses. These settings differ from an assessment in a community and therefore we use a version of the PACDR exercises specifically designed for training purposes.

 

With the help of the following documents you will be able to implement a PACDR and climate change training for civil society representatives as well as interested government officials. Note that some of the documents are also available in other languages (Portuguese, Malagasy, Indonesian, etc.).

 

Documents for download What for? Language
Templates for note taking

This template guides the documentation of the PACDR process and each exercise by note takers. The reporting templates cover the key aspects of each exercise and help note takers produce exercise reports for the community and for the facilitation team and supporting organizations.

Example Training Report

For an idea on what a training report can look like, go to our country information

Draft Memorandum of Understanding

It is helpful to sign a memorandum of understanding between a donor and a local partner organization to support the follow-up

Draft Road Map

Helps to remember every step on the way for your PACDR training

Draft Invitation

An important step of the preparations of the training

Draft Participant List

A list where all participants can sign to show that they were participating in the training

Draft Pre-Questionnaire

Should be filled in by the participants on the first day to know more about their level of knowledge and their expectations

Draft Evaluation-Questionnaire

Should be filled in by the participants on the last day as an evaluation

Draft Evaluation of the Pre-Questionnaire

Can be used to evaluate the filled in pre-questionnaires

Draft Analysis of Evaluation-Questionnaire

Can be used to analyze the filled in evaluation questionnaires

Draft Example of Field Visit Instructions

This document should be handed out before the field visit to instruct the participants on key questions

Draft Registration from Follow-up Workshop

Can be used to register as a future participant in a follow-up workshop

Draft Follow-up Questionnaire on PACDR

Can be used to find out if a follow-up workshop is desirable