Quito : a week of training on analysis vulnerability and capacity

MARCH 2018 – This month, as we do every two to three months, all the team gathered in Quito to spend 7 days of intense work. This time has been used to share methodology of workshop, point of views regarding the project and get more training. And when part of the team benefits from a training, we do our best to transmit it to the rest of us during those gathering.

Analysis Vulnerability and Capacity (AVC)

This time, the coast received, during the month of January, a training on AVC Analisis de Vulnerabilidades y Capacidades from CARE which is a methodology developed by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. In March, we passed it on to the rest of the team.

The aim of this activity is to deliver to the community a report on what are the difficulties of their area and how it can be fixed. To do so, the organization works with the community gathering information about the history of the place, the recurrent situation (such as inundation) and the physical particularity of the place. The following steps is to analyse everything to get to the mains difficulties and classify them so that the community can organize itself to improve part of it and present a petition to the relevant institution to fix the other part. In the end, all the work stays with the community.

The meeting between all EU AID Volunteers reinforced the idea of a TEAM.

To make it easier, I coordinate the activity and implemented it with my colleagues that had received the training. It was a real pleasure for me to organize the training as I knew the team will have the possibility of using it in their work. They showed a real interest in learning and applying the methodology in Sangolqui where the leader had asked us to work.