This tool is an introductory resource for staff of development and humanitarian organizations working with people whose lives and rights are threatened by disasters and climate change. It is aimed at program management, advisory and technical staff of development and humanitarian organizations, and seeks to strengthen staff understanding of the basic approaches and principles that can be applied to disaster risk reduction and
climate change adaptation initiatives. It also provides practical guidance on how to integrate disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation into the program cycle, different sectors and a range of contexts. This guide includes examples from practitioners’ experiences that illustrate good practice and learning, and suggests tools and resources that practitioners find useful.
The guide is a product of the Emergency Capacity Building (ECB) Project agencies, which include CARE International, Catholic Relief Services, Mercy Corps, Oxfam, Save the Children and World Vision International.