The integration of climate change adaptation and adaptive capacity issues within development processes is now a central issue for development policy and practice. Climate Change adaptation is a dynamic field of activity, with lessons emerging all the time. Community based adaptation plan is prepared at local level by involving multi-stakeholder team including the vulnerable communities.

Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) seeks to contribute to gender equality and women’s empowerment.

In the face of persistent rural poverty, an incomplete agrarian transition, the predominance of small and marginal farms and a growing feminisation of agriculture, this paper argues for a new institutional approach to poverty reduction, agricultural revival and social empowerment.

This programme evaluation report describes the processes of the 2009 Community-Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) programme as a community-driven approach, including partner training in methodology, engagement in community mobilisation, community hazard mapping, and community designed plans to reduce their disaster risks.

This report is the summary of a project implemented in Orissa, India which aims to carry out a resilience process at community level in order to bring local priorities and capacities of disaster prone vulnerable communities to disaster risk reduction programming.

The focus of this special issue is communitybased adaptation to climate change. Its publication is timed to coincide with the forthcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 15) to be held in December, in Copenhagen, Denmark, and events surrounding it.

A participatory assessment of the conditions for strengthening the technology

This document presents the achievements of the CDRF project, to enhance community resilience. In particular, it refers to the community owned and managed funding mechanism piloted and evolving to resource innovative solutions by grassroots women

These guidelines are an outcome of CDRF pilot initiative started in 8 states in India.

Sanitation is central to the larger development agenda. Without the huge health and economic benefits from improved sanitation