Vulnerability assessment of urban marginalised communities: a pilot study in Bangalore slum areas
Recognising that Climate Change most adversely affects marginalized communities, INECC felt that it was necessary to have a better understanding of the
vulnerability of these communities to climate change as well as develop and prepare adequate resilience to the impacts of climate change. The problems and the solutions will be different for different eco-regions. With this background in mind, CED and INECC embarked on a pilot study to test the relevance of the known parameters of urban vulnerability to situation on the ground, and relate it to people’s perception of the issues involved, and then develop preliminary initiatives for intervention on vulnerability and resilience, which is in line with what people consider as important and urgent.
Thus, the study listens to the normal day-to-day concerns and responses of marginalized population, particularly women and how they cope with the various issues they face. This pilot study preludes a much wider study that would hopefully include greater participation from the various stakeholders
working on urban issues within communities.