In Focus

Learning from nature to increase resilience

Getrude Lungahi, Mercy Corps

By replicating productivity patterns that exist naturally in the environment, permaculture offers an alternative to chemicals in agriculture.

BRACED Updates

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.

An alternative to deforestation in Mali: Integrated solar cooking ...

Dansira Dembele, IRD/BRACED

Groups of women in rural Mali are being trained to use solar cooking technology.

News

With social media, "we could have saved more lives"

Amantha Perera

Sri Lanka’s deadly landslide and torrential rain point to weaknesses in sharing disaster updates

UN aid summit urged to invest more in avoiding costly disasters

Megan Rowling

"People are realising more and more that it also makes good economic sense to take risks into account", BRACED debate says

Tea tree success launches women's battle for cash in arid Kenya

Caroline Wambui

Men weren't interested in tea tree - until the money began rolling in. What happened next?

Ethiopian women get down to business of beating climate change

Fasika Tadesse

A BRACED project in Ethiopia aims to enable local women to become more economically stable and independent

In a trial, charity to give poor Kenyans cash for 10 years

Lin Taylor

What would happen if poor villages were given cash for the next decade, no strings attached?

Kenya in a froth as drought spurs switch to "camelcinos"

Hannah McNeish

When it's too dry for dairy cows, what do you do? Switch to camel milk

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

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 ...

Report Climate resilience and financial services: Lessons from Ethiopia,

Anna Haworth, Camille Frandon-Martinez, Virginie Fayolle and Catherine Simonet

This working paper provides a high-level overview of the context and structure of the financial services sector in three BRACED countries; Ethiopia, Mali and Myanmar.

Report Banking on resilience: Building capacities through financial servi

Anna Haworth, Camille Frandon-Martinez, Virginie Fayolle and Emily Wilkinson

Financial inclusion has the potential to help vulnerable groups in developing countries become more resilient to climate extremes and global warming.

Events

May

31

Webinar: Realities of drought in Ethiopia

Join this IP-led webinar on how Ethiopia's El Nino-driven drought in 2015 affected households.

June

14

Webinar: Adaptive management for complex problems

Development is increasingly dealing with complex problems such as climate change and conflict. Blueprint project plans don’t tend to work in such situations – solutions are more likely to emerge ...

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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Blogs

Why is there a funding blind spot for disasters in fragile states?

Building peace and stability in conflict-affected states is the highest of hanging fruits


Let’s move out of the Middle Ages in financing disaster response

It’s time to put away the begging bowl and turn to insurance


It's time for the rich to learn from the poor

When it comes to sharing knowledge about how to adapt to climate change, the poorest countries have the most to offer


Building resilience through improvisation

The ability to be flexible, make quick decisions and be creative can increase resilience in the face of disasters.


Video

Dealing with disaster risk

Interview with Margareta Wahlström, Former Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction

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