Sunday, 15 February 2015 00:00

Following the three succesful rounds of the HEA 101 training course that was given to stakeholders in involved in food security, risk and vulnerability management and livelihoods assessment, Wahenga is pleased to announce that it will be presenting another course in Cape Town from 28th to the 30th April 2015 (the last day is a half-day). If you do not live in Cape Town, this is a splendid opportunity to tack a long-weekend holiday visit to the Mother City just after the course is over (and just before winter!).

The course is aimed at managers and technical staff and shows how the HEA analysis works; it does not goe into details about how data are collected, etc.

The course will cost R6300 per participant and runs for two and a half days. The venue and further details will be announced soon.

Monday, 09 February 2015 00:00

The South African Vulnerability Assessment Committee (SAVAC) and the Limpopo Provincial Vulnerability Assessment Committee (LimVAC), led by the National and Provincial Departments of Agriculture, respectively, are engaging in the first ever assessments in South Africa that use the Household Economy Approach as part of their data and analysis. The method being used by the SAVAC combines HEA with a randomly-sampled statistical approach for describing food security status called the Food Security Continuum, which was developed by the University of Pretoria.

Wahenga has been chosen to provide technical support to the SAVAC through its consultants and with its training modules. The field assessment teams have been prepared for the arduous work of collecting information on livelihoods in 54 villages and 324 interviews. This important assessment will provide details on the livelihoods of rural households in four livelihood zones in the province.

Watch the Wahenga News page for more details on the work!

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 16:44

Charles Rethman and I have attended an excellent meeting of the vulnerability assessment technical core group in Southern Africa. We are impressed by the high level of technical discussions and the organisation and preparation of the meeting.