In Focus

As disaster losses mount, Sri Lanka develops tool to track them

Amantha Perera

Right now, "there is no uniform system to calculate losses, which is hampering disaster planning measures"

BRACED Updates

Planting the seeds of resilience

Bill Gelfeld, CRS

How can certified seeds help tackle climate change?

Monitoring and evaluation in a local context

Susannah Fisher, IIED

How can BRACED projects measure changes in households' level of resilience?

News

Kenya close to ending drought crises, says local scientist award ...

Katy Migiro

Droughts regularly decimate herds across Africa, forcing destitute families to abandon their nomadic lifestyle and settle in remote, dusty towns where they fall deeper into poverty

Efficient cookstoves save trees - and chickens - in Kenya

Moraa Obiria

A wood-saving stove that doubles as a chicken brooder is raising incomes and cutting deforestation in Laikipia County

Don't count on technology to save you in a disaster - researchers

Megan Rowling

Technology like drones and smartphones are no substitute for sound infrastructure in delivering aid

Protecting the environment in Senegal? There's an app for that

Emmanuelle Landais

By building environmental apps, students learn about technology and the environment

Flood-prone Bangladesh plans to keep food safe in home silos

Syful Islam

Latest floods have caused acute food shortages in some areas, with household food stocks damaged and food production hampered

Catfish spawn climate solution for Kenya's dryland farmers

Isaiah Esipisu

Farmers are breeding catfish in "home dams" that capture rainwater, helping them cope with water scarcity

Reality of Resilience

Senegal floods 2016

  • Last Updated: 15/08/2016
  • Senegal

Nepal floods 2016

  • Last Updated: 10/08/2016
  • Nepal

Kenya Floods 2016

  • Last Updated: 06/05/2016
  • Kenya

Resources

Report Living with climate change in Myanmar: How can communication help?

Anna Colquhoun, Henning Goransson Sandberg and Muk Yin Haung Nyoi

A look at how people in Myanmar are living with climate change and dealing with changes in the weather

Report Can flexible humanitarian spending help protect development gains?

Katie Peters, Dr Paul Venton, Florence Pichon and Lindsey Jones

A look at the extent to which flexible humanitarian finance, applied with resilience in mind, keeps development on track

Guide iDE guidelines for Multiple Use Water Systems

iDE

iDE developed these guidelines as a resource for other organisations developing their own Multiple Use Water Systems.

Report Planning for climate compatible development in Ethiopia

Robi Redda, CDKN; Rachel Roland, CIDT

This Working Paper highlights some of the results in Ethiopia’s priority thematic areas for climate change planning: building a knowledge and evidence base; governance and institutional arrangements; ...

Guide An introduction to the role of the BRACED Knowledge Manager

Knowledge Manager

The Knowledge Manager: Learning about resilience through the BRACED programme

Guide About Reality of Resilience: learning from climate extremes

Knowledge Manager

Reality of Resilience facilitates the generation, collection and dissemination of real-world examples of resilience interventions during floods and droughts. How does it work?

Events

October

17

UN conference on housing and sustainable urban development

Quito, Ecuador

This conference will reinvigorate the global commitment to sustainable urbanization.

November

07

UN climate negotiations, Marrakesh

Marrakesh, Morocco

The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the UNFCCC

About BRACED

BRACED is helping people become more resilient to climate extremes in South and Southeast Asia and in the African Sahel and its neighbouring countries. To improve the integration of disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation methods into development approaches, BRACED seeks to influence policies and practices at the local, national and international level

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Internal Learning Lounge

The internal Learning Lounge offers BRACED partners the opportunity to have discussions on specific topics, connect to peers, share learning, ask for advice and network. Please note that you can only register and access the Learning Lounge if you are a BRACED partner.

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Blogs

Rebuilding after Typhoon Haiyan

"While we can’t stop the next disaster from happening, we can help people prepare for it."


Sowing the seeds of resilience in southern Africa’s epic drought

With the seeds planted for climate resilience, small-scale farmers can lift themselves out of poverty


For climate migrants, dignity matters as much as safety

Displacement can bring benefits when it helps overcome caste and social prejudices


"Life hacking": Building resilience through innovation

Finding simple solutions to otherwise complicated problems


Video

Forum theatre: acting out challenges

An introduction to improvisational theatre at the BRACED 2016 Annual Learning Event in Dakar

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