In Focus

Shaking up farming in rural Nepal

Zoe Tabary

Farmers in rural Nepal are plagued by extreme poverty resulting from recurring disasters like droughts, floods and earthquakes. How can they build resilience to climate extremes, and take advantage of economic opportunities?

BRACED Updates

Understanding flood resilience in rural South Sudan

Max Gibson and Eric Kramak, IMPACT Initiatives

The BRACED programme in South Sudan investigates local resilience strategies in the face of flooding.

Planting resilience with tree seedlings

Dansira Dembele, IRD/BRACED

IRD is helping Malian women acquire tree seedlings that will thrive in the country's semi-arid climate.

News

New ways to lower investment risk seek to propel climate action

Laurie Goering

How do you boot-strap limited government funds into big cash? Find clever ways to lower the risk for private investors

As droughts worsen, Kenyan herders revive ancient grazing system

Anthony Langat

Can traditional "Dedha" councils effectively manage disputes and keep the community's cattle alive?

Traditional irrigation keeps water flowing in drought-hit India

Amarjyoti Borah

In Assam, century-old irrigation canals are being rehabilitated to deal with India's worsening drought

How to survive crop failure? Swap with the neighbours

Kagondu Njagi

What to do if only one crop survives? Trade the surplus

Senegal's farmers adopt new tool to boost harvests: mobile phones

Emmanuelle Landais

When birds and clouds are no longer an accurate indicator of rain, text messages can step in

Can new global goals transform the world’s poorest countries?

Zoe Tabary

Governments should seize the opportunity to come up with a fresh approach to development, experts say

Reality of Resilience

Kenya Floods 2016

  • Last Updated: 06/05/2016
  • Kenya

Kenya Floods 2015

  • Last Updated: 22/11/2015
  • Kenya

Hurricane Patricia 2015 - Mexico

  • Last Updated: 16/11/2015

Resources

Report Measuring subjective household resilience: insights from Tanzania

Lindsey Jones and Emma Samman

Could using a subjective approach to measuring household resilience be useful? This paper offers insights from a survey carried out in Tanzania.

Case Study Access to water and land in Niger

Food and Agriculture Organisation

Women and men in rural Niger meet regularly to discuss the challenges they face in their daily lives, make decisions together and take collective action.

Case Study Increasing people’s resilience through social protection

Martina Ulrichs

Social protection programmes and systems can contribute to building the anticipatory, adaptive and absorptive capacity of vulnerable people who are exposed to climate shocks and disasters.

Report Cultivating climate resilience: the Shea value chain

Sara Venturini, Anna Haworth, Nadine Coudel, Elisa Jiménez Alonso and Catherine Simonet

Shea, as both a commodity and a tree, has the potential to boost climate resilience for communities. This Working Paper looks at how Burkina Faso is benefitting.

Guide Climate adaptation funds

Ced Hesse, IIED

To be effective, climate finance must reach and be prioritised by the communities that need it most and be used to fund solutions that work on the ground.

Report Understanding patterns of climate-resilient development

Catherine Simonet and Guy Jobbins

This working paper explores the current development pattern of Senegal from geographical and economic perspectives, and its impact on climate vulnerability, as part of the Pathways to Resilience in ...

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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Blogs

Four challenges facing Mali amid efforts to rebuild

Following a recent field visit to central Mali, Camilla Toulmin reports back on local struggles and new initiatives driving change.


How can we translate global resilience policies into action?

Unless we succeed in building the resilience of disaster-affected people, the wider aims of the 2015 global policy frameworks will not be achieved.


How climate change could affect African migration patterns

Will worsening climate conditions drive the poorest from their homes? That's not clear, at least in Malawi


How to align your Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning framework to a ...

Monitoring systems should reflect the reality of regions where they operate, and be flexible.


Video

BRACED voices in Burkina Faso and Ethiopia

This short video presents initial perceptions of the main concepts, goals, challenges and opportunities of partners from BRACED Burkina Faso and Ethiopia.

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