Bhavana Rao attended ASSAR Botswana's national Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (VRA) training workshop in August, as a recipient of an ASSAR Small Opportunities Grant. Here she reports back on her cross-learning experience.
This VRA report focuses on the Onesi Constituency landscape contributing to ASSAR’s work on understanding local level vulnerability and potential adaptation responses by engaging diverse stakeholders and supporting Research-into-Use processes.
In November 2015, ASSAR’s researchers from the University of Botswana, University of Cape Town, University of Namibia and Oxfam conducted a two-day Vulnerability Risk Assessment (VRA) in order to bring stakeholder groups closer to ASSAR’s work.
The VRA methodology has been implemented by Oxfam and its partners in twelve countries and by other aid and research organizations, such as the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the University of Cape Town and the University of Botswana.
Oxfam's Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (VRA) tool develops a holistic, landscape-wide understanding of vulnerability and links up actors across various levels of governance to jointly identify and analyse root causes.