In Focus

Solar water pumps up incomes for Nepal's quake-hit farmers

Adela Suliman

Solar irrigation is boosting Nepalese farmers' jobs, income and community spirit.

BRACED Updates

How can we measure resilience? Mobile phones – and the right questions...

Lindsey Jones, ODI

Phone surveys and efforts to ask people what they think makes them resilient may change some old ideas

Trainings, role play help Burkina Faso villagers prepare for disasters

Rose Somda, Christian Aid

“They teach me that when a disaster arrives, we have to first help those who are more vulnerable and affected.”

News

Without city jobs, tech-savvy Kenyan youth head back to the farm

Caroline Wambui

In a country with a high unemployment rate, young people are rediscovering that farming can pay

Wild crops could save chickpeas from being blitzed, scientists say

Thin Lei Win

"They (wild crops) may be our most potent weapon against climate change."

Drought-hit Cape Town learns resilience lessons the hard way

Megan Rowling

Restrictions on water use in Cape Town are "going be a part of what we term the new normal", says one city councillor

Don't give up on tackling disaster risk in war zones - U.N.

Michael Taylor

Conflict-torn countries may lack functioning governments, but pockets can be identified to work with communities to reduce risks of disasters

Keep it human and visual, says U.N. guide to talking climate

Zoe Tabary

"Climate change can feel distant and intangible, and yet it's never been more important to make sure the science around it is heard and understood."

Less water, no soil, more fodder: Kenya farmers beat drought

Justus Wanzala

To guarantee livestock fodder even when pastures are dry, Kenyan farmers are switching to a soil-less culture technology.

Resources

Case Study Climate services for resilience: the changing roles of NGOs in Bur

Blane Harvey and Roop Singh

This study sheds light on the role of climate information and climate information services in bolstering resilience in Burkina Faso

Case Study Climate services for resilience: the changing roles of NGOs in Eth

Logan Cochrane and Roop Singh

This study sheds light on the role of climate information and climate information services in bolstering resilience in Ethiopia

Guide The Resilience Dashboard

Lindsey Jones

The Resilience Dashboard allows anyone to explore insights from BRACED's Rapid Response Research project in Myanmar

Report New methods in resilience measurement

Lindsey Jones

Early insights from a mobile phone panel survey in Myanmar using subjective tools

Report Violence against women and girls and resilience

Virginie Le Masson, Colette Benoudji, Sandra Sotelo Reyes and Giselle Bernard

Links, impacts and perspectives from the Chadian context

Report Resilience solutions: exploring social protection linkages to fore

Cecilia Costella, Catalina Jaime, Julie Arrighi, Erin Coughlan de Perez, Pablo Suarez and Maarten van Aalst

This brief explores one aspect of how social protection can support better climate risk management and increase climate resilience by anticipating and dealing with shocks before they happen

Reality of Resilience

2016 in review: BRACED in the context of climate shocks and stresses

  • Last Updated: 06/09/2017
  • Uganda, Sudan, South Sudan, Senegal, Niger, Nepal, Mauritania, Myanmar, Mali, Kenya, Ethiopia, Chad, Burkina Faso

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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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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Shaking up farming in Nepal

Climate-smart agriculture and vegetable cooperatives are boosting incomes in weather-hit Nepal

Blogs

Could tackling climate change help bring peace to South Sudan?

Climate adaptation efforts can help restore a dialogue between clans.


Tackle floods to beat crime in Senegal

Improving drainage and cleaning up urban areas is reducing flood risk - and crime.


Climate and conflict, bedfellows of disaster?

"It's impossible to build climate resilience without understanding conflict dynamics."


Even as global temperatures rise, climate ambition falls

It already appears that some developed countries are on track to overshoot their Paris emissions targets


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