Sept 2009, Kathmandu

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Surakshit Samudaya II: Building Disaster Resilient Communities, Nepal

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  1. 1. Sept 2009, Kathmandu Surakshit Samudaya II Building Disaster Resilient Communities, Nepal Participatory Vulnerability Analysis (PVA) Training Report ActionAid Nepal DIPECHO Project Publication PROJECT AT A GLANCE Training on PVA for ActionAid and Practical Action DIPECHO Team Project Area: Participatory Vulnerability Analysis (PVA) This participatory process facilitates to enhance Banke training is a core activity to capacitate capacity of communities to mitigate hazards and Sunsari project team in facilitating the disaster risk risks. Action Aid DIPECHO Project has taken PVA Udayapur reduction initiatives in the field so as to as an ongoing process rather than one time ensure effective and efficient project event. While the product s of PVA is used by Partner NGOs: BEE Group implementation. members of Reflect centres and DMC, it is also UPCA Nepal shared with local government for effective PVA is a powerful and dynamic participatory NP Nepal planning and targeted response during disasters. tool applied for understanding and analyzing Co-Action Nepal vulnerabilities of the communities. While Training on Participatory Vulnerability Analysis Beneficiaries: opening the eyes of the disaster vulnerable (PVA) was organized to the project staffs of 13,854 people communities to the root causes of their ActionAid partners during 17-21 August, 2009 in conditions, PVA also motivates the people to Sunsari and to partners and staff of Practical Budget: think in terms of reducing their Action DIPECHO project during 25-29 August Euro 377,095 vulnerabilities, make appropriate plans to 2009 in Nepalgunj. Mr. Ram Prasad Bhattarai achieve their mission of reducing was the lead facilitator and Dhruba Thapalia was Start Date: vulnerabilities. the co-facilitator for the second training event. 01 July 2009 Duration: 15 months Training Objective and methodologies For more details, contact: Training Objective Training Methodology ActionAid Nepal Ph: 01-4436477  Understand basic The training was facilitated Fax: 01-4419718 principles of Participatory through vanities of Vulnerability Analysis methodology including  Understand community’s lecturer, brain storming, vulnerability context , group discussions, case “Anyone faced with the causes and effects, and studies, field demonstration prospect of eating an and practical application of capacity to reduce the elephant would be daunted. effects PVA tools and role plays. A Too big! Where to start! But faced with manageable  Enhance capacity to PVA whole day was devoted for pieces the prospect appears field application in the the field level application more comprehensible. So community was done for a day long. with vulnerability – faced  Facilitate community for Overall, training provided with such a complex concept making action plan to there seems little prospect special attention to make mitigate their participatory learning of addressing it. But if vulnerabilities among the participants, analysed as a participatory process, community and facilitators. some specific solutions will become apparent for any particular context.” Roger Yates, PVA is a participatory methodological approach which allows for the creative, innovative and combined use of participatory tools like PRA and PLA. It is a multi stakeholder, multi step analytical and multi level engagement framework. The PVA is concerned with identifying and Former Head of IECT, AAI understanding the nature of threats and hazards that poor people face in their daily lives, their level of (PVA - a step by step guide for exposure to these threats and hazards, which constitute their vulnerabilities, the causes of these field staff, AAI publication) vulnerabilities, their dimensions as well as the impact of poverty and the denial of rights.
  2. 2. Surakshit Samudaya II: Building Disaster Resilient Communities, Nepal Participants PVA TRAINING FOR ACTIONAID DIPECHO PROJECT TEAM Mr. Dillu Ram Ghimire, BEE Ms. Krishna Raut, NP Mr. Bidhyananda Meheta, UPCA Mr. Ramnibas Yadav, BEE Ms. Nirmala Budhathoki, NP Ms. Anita Gupta, UPCA Mr. Makbul Ahmad Mukeri, BEE Ms. Sarita K. Chaudhari, NP Mr. Alam Miya, UPCA Ms. Ajita Godiya, BEE Ms. Manmaya Niraula, UPCA Ms. Radha K. Urau, UPCA Ms. Ram Kumari Harijan, BEE Mr. Shivahari Khatiwada, UPCA Ms. Ranjana Yadav, UPCA Ms. Shanti Devi Mourya, BEE Mr. Devnarayan Sharma, UPCA Ms. Parbati Limbu, UPCA Ms. Hasina Bano Mukeri, BEE Ms. Rita Chaudhari, UPCA Mr. Yash Prasad Subba Mr. Binod Godiya, BEE Ms. Kamali Chaudhari, UPCA Ms. Khadga K. Magar, UPCA Mr. Arjun Kumar Katuwal, NP Mr. Khyam Bdr. Dhahal, UPCA Ms. Pratima Shrestha, AAN PVA TRAINING FOR PRACTICAL ACTION DIPECHO TEAM Mr. Pankaj Koirala, SAHAMATI Ms. Sunita Km. Yadav, CSDR Ms. Anita Chaurdhary, RKJS Mr. Bishal Bidari, SAHAMATI Mr. Vinaya Raj Tripathi, CSDR Ms. Chhalkumari Chau, RKJS Mr. Mukti Adhikari, SAHAMATI Mr. Shiv Prasad, CSDR Mr. Bhesnarayan Tharu, RKJS Ms. Bimala Upadhyaya, SAHAMATI Ms. Gouri Bohara, CSDR Mr. Ramkishore Tharu, RKJS Mr. Atma Ram Tiwari, SAHAMATI Ms. Krishna KC, CSDR Mr. Subhas Chand, RKJS Mr. Loknarayan Pokharel, CSDR Mr. Sagar Gautam, RKJS Mr. Anup Gopal Phaiju, PA Mr. Jameel Ahmed Khan, CSDR Ms. Pratima Gaire, RKJS Mr. Debnarayan Bej, PA (under revision) Mr. Israt Ali, CSDR Mr. Hiralal Tharu, RKJS Mr. Shyam Jnavaly, AAN Training procedure and outcome Five days long training initiated discussion, semi-structured with introduction of participants, interviews, time line, trends analysis, training objectives and participants seasonal semi-structured interviews, expectation collection. The daily seasonal calendar, livelihood review and evaluation was carried analysis, venn diagram, problem out throughout training period. tree, and cause and effect analysis. The fourth day was devoted on In the first day, topics covered were practical works on PVA field understanding o f disaster application in project areas dividing terminologies, vulnerability, four groups. In the last day, formats vulnerability and right based for screening PWD was oriented.; approach, climate change, poverty also the presentation and feedback vulnerability and power relations. on field experience was done. Second and third day were devoted in PVA process, application of PVA, The five days training ended with and things to remember while final evaluation. In overall, doing PVA. The main tools participants were found satisfied on discussed for PVA were the contents, training methodology vulnerability, hazard , social and and delivery and opined that the resource mapping, focus group training achieved its objectives. ActionAid and Practical Action in Nepal has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding on strategic partnership and collaboration in the DIPECHO V project, wherein Practical Action will provide technical and material support to establish community based early warning systems in AA project areas while AA will extend technical and resource support towards providing community mobilization and empowerment techniques through Participatory Vulnerability Analysis. This report covers the PVA training provided by AAN to Practical Action team to build their understanding on PVA process and tools.