VCA is expected to provide: - Baseline assessment information that can become the entry point to an emergency needs assessment following disaster. - Community understanding of its own environment in relation to known risks and hazards. - Community realization of its own capacities to cope with the risks and hazards. - Community and local authority agreement on actions needed to prevent or reduce the effects of risks. - Relevant projects in prevention, preparedness and risk reduction.
This publication provides the conceptual framework for a Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment. A VCA disaster risk assessment method concerns the structured and meaningful collection, analysis and systematization of information on a given community’s vulnerability to hazards.
Adaptable to local contexts.
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