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In fuel-short Mali, farmers find money in saving tree stumps

Soumaila Diarra

A method to regrow and partially cut trees is spreading in West Africa as a way of sustainably producing fuel - and income

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

News

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"

Damage to land feeds migration and conflict - UN official

Laurie Goering

As everything from climate change to deforestation leaves less usable land, threats - and opportunities - are growing, says the U.N.'s anti-desertification chief

As students map the weather, an Indian village bests its water woes

Roli Srivastava

A weather station monitored by students - part of a range of water-smart innovations - has turned around a parched village

Resources

Report When rising temperatures do not lead to rising tempers

Aoife McCullough, Leigh Mayhew, Sarah Opitz-Stapleton, Agali Abouka, Djibrilla Mohamed Botto

This report explores the complex and tangled links between climate variability/change and the proliferation of armed networks operating in northern Niger.

Case Study Building Resilience for All: Intersectional approaches Kenya

Emma Lovell, Gertrude Lung'ahi

This note provides insights from the BRACED report ‘Building resilience for all: intersectional approaches for reducing vulnerability to natural hazards in Nepal and Kenya’, which highlights ...

Guide A how-to guide for subjective evaluations of resilience

Lindsey Jones

This how-to guide outlines what subjective evaluations of resilience are and how self-evaluations of resilience can be collected in a robust way.

Report Climate change, conflict and security scan: analysis of current th

Katie Peters, Leigh Mayhew

In the second climate change, conflict and security scan, we summarise the latest developments on Twitter, in the blogosphere, and in grey and academic literature over the period from August to ...

Report Routes to Resilience: Insights from BRACED to BRACED-X

Lucy Faulkner, Paula Silva Villanueva

After four years of implementation, this report presents a synthesis of the Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) project annual reports, and evidence from four...

Report Linking financial services and social protection for resilience

Cecilia Costella, Lena Weingartner

This brief aims to inform policy by helping fill knowledge gaps on both the potential and the limitations of developing links between cash-based assistance and financial inclusion interventions to ...

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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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

Blogs

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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