SADC Regional Vulnerability Assessment & Analysis News Quarterly Newsletter Vol 1, July 2014
News in Brief
Angola: A livelihood zones report, covering 13 such zones has been developed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development with the support of SADC,
FEWSNET, USAID, and DFID. Seychelles: Focused training in disaster management on natural hazards, in particular tropical cyclones took place in June.
South Africa: A draft strategic plan for development of the South African VAC has been developed, outlining development of provincial VACs as a cornerstone.
Climate change: Preparations ongoing for regional conference on using NVAC data to influence policy and long term planning to take place in Seychelles.
Market Assessments: SADC/Oxfam course held in Lesotho to participants’ satisfaction, see also page next column. M&E: A review undertaken in April and May found many NVACs have the M&E skills required, while time can be a challenge, see page two. Nutrition integration: A nutrition integration exercise was carried out in Lesotho, using household questionnaires and focus group discussions. Urban assessments: In May a specialised consultant started work on refining tools for regional urban assessments, a first draft has been sent for comments to all VACs as of July.