In Focus

Men sweeping? Women inheriting? Rural Kenya shakes up gender roles

Caroline Wambui

As farmers face greater climate change threats, loosening gender restrictions and getting men and women talking can help them stand up to the pressures

BRACED Updates

Wajir county opens GIS lab to support rangeland and water planning

Claire Bedelian

Data collected will inform the location of water points

Promoting community initiatives and decisions making, an effective ...

Modibo Kane Ballo and Albert Dembele

Institutional anchoring has established transparency when funded projects are implemented


In rain-short Niger, wasps deployed in war on crop-munching worm

Sebastien Malo

As a millet-destroying worm thrives in drier conditions, farmers learn how to breed wasps that can control the pest damaging their food supplies and incomes

Kenya issues smart ID cards to protect fishing and forests

Hannah McNeish

Cards aim to make it easier to identify those illegally cutting mangrove forests or poaching fish along Kenya's coast

Kenyan farmers mix tradition with tech to protect drying Mara River

Kagondu Njagi

New technology aims to help governments - and farmers - get an idea what might lie ahead for river levels

Bugs and biogas: Kenyan farmers get creative to fight 'devil's' cactus

Caroline Wambui

Farmers are fighting back against the prickly pear, a non-native, invasive plant which destroys the grass that feeds their animals

Protect coastal, island communities now as seas rise, scientists urge

Laurie Goering

Some areas that once flooded only every 100 years or so could face annual flooding by 2050 unless strong protective measures are put in place

From Indonesia to Gabon, countries turn to nature to cut climate risks

Laurie Goering

"There is a wealth of evidence ... that if we restore, protect and enhance ecosystems, they will lower human vulnerability to climate change"


Report Livestock Markets in the Sahel

Catherine Simonet, Martial Sy, Stéphanie Brunelin and Lucie Royer

This report focuses on Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso, and aims to inform governments, regional institutions and technical and financial partners about current livestock market dynamics in the Sahelian ...

Report Early outcomes of climate finance in Kenya

Florence Crick, Achiba Gargule and Omeno Suji

This report explores whether public investments made by government-led climate funds in Kenya are building climate resilience that responds to locally determined priorities.

Report Climate change, conflict and security scan

Katie Peters, Leigh Mayhew, Olena Borodyna, Hannah Measures, Kristina Petrova, Christie Nicoson, Pernilla Nordqvist and Laura E.R. Peters

In the third climate change, conflict and security scan, covering the period from December 2018 to March 2019, we show that this quadrimester has witnessed the release of an astonishing array of new ...

Report Fostering Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural Value Chains

Margherita Calderone, Ilaria Firmian and Sebastien Subsol

This study uses examples from the BRACED and ASAP programmes across sub-Saharan Africa, and reviews evidence on initiatives that invest in climate-resilient infrastructure to support smallholder ...

Guide Using mobile phone surveys to track resilience

Johannes von Engelhardt, Lindsey Jones

A how-to guide on using mobile phone surveys to track resilience and post-disaster recovery

Report Delivering climate resilience programmes - synopsis

Aimee Neaverson, Catherine Gould, Ashlee Teakle, Sophie Andrews, Saisha Singh, Sakshee Singh, Moussa Na Abou and Katie Peters

The case studies in this compendium form part of a wider research project undertaken by the Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) Knowledge Manager to explore ...

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


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


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.


From camel to cup

From Camel to Cup' explores the importance of camels and camel milk in drought ridden regions, and the under-reported medicinal and vital health benefits of camel milk


As climate risks rise, insurance needed to protect development

Less than 5 percent of disaster losses are covered by insurance in poorer countries, versus 50 percent in rich nations

Disasters happen to real people – and it's complicated

Age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and many more factors must be considered if people are to become resilient to climate extremes

NGOs are shaking up climate services in Africa. Should we be worried?

A concern is around the long-term viability of hard-fought development gains

The paradox of water development in Kenya's drylands

In Kenya's Wajir county, the emphasis on water development is happening at the expense of good water governance

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