Child-friendly participatory research tools (PLA 60)

Tips for trainers: Field-based action research on community-based adaptation to climate change needs to engage with all different sections of communities. Children form a significant group that is often overlooked by research and practice at community level, in part because of a lack of appropriate action research tools. In this short piece, we describe some tools for child-friendly participatory research that were used in the Philippines.

Participatory Learning and Action (PLA, formerly PLA Notes) is the world's leading series on participatory learning and action approaches and methods. PLA publishes articles on participation aimed at practitioners, researchers, academics and activists. All articles are peer-reviewed by an international editorial board. See:

Article in: PLA 60. Guest-edited by: Hannah Reid, Mozaharul Alam, Rachel Berger, Terry Cannon and Angela Milligan.

Keywords: CBA, climate change, adaptation, participation, DRR, disaster risk reduction.

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IIED code:
Dec 2009 - IIED 
Source pub:
Participatory Learning and Action 60: Community-based adaptation to climate 
Community-Based Adaptation, Climate change, Adaptation, Participation, Disaster risk reduction 
Journal article 
English - also in Arabic