Monitoring & evaluation to enhance adaptation and reduce disaster risk

Submitted by Stephanie Ferguson | published 9th Feb 2017 | last updated 22nd Jun 2020
PLACARD webinar: Monitoring & evaluation to enhance adaptation & reduce disaster risk
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Climate change is exacerbating disaster risk, increasing vulnerability and eroding resilience. An increasing emphasis on adapting systems and better managing disaster risks places greater attention on proactive, rather than reactive, approaches.

This requires an understanding of the factors that contribute to adaptation processes in practice; we need to understand what works (or not), in which contexts and why. Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) can play a critical role in improving this understanding by providing the evidence and experience that can improve future practice. M&E can help to avoid costly maladaptation and learn more quickly how the most catastrophic impacts of climate change can be avoided.


This webinar consists of three short presentations from DG ECHO (Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations), the BRACED (Building resilience and adaptation to climate extremes and disasters) programme and the European Topic Centre on Climate Change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation, followed by a discussion.

It examined some of the lessons learned from M&E emerging from CCA and DRR evaluation processes, and considered how we can ensure that learning can inform practice in both fields.

Read the initial discussion on the PLACARD website:

Host and presenters


  • Dr Eleni Karali:

  • Laura Schmidt:

  • Paula Silva Villanueva: