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Cooperation to curb Asia’s climate risks still too rare – scientists

Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio

Asia's mountain nations face similar climate risks but political and logistical problems stop information sharing, officials say

BRACED Updates

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.”

Burkina Faso’s farmers get weather information at their fingertips

Emna-Zina Thabet, Welthungerhilfe

With increasingly erratic weather patterns, it has become urgent for farmers to know when to sow or what seeds to use.

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Warming will put millions more at flood risk in next 20 years

Alex Whiting

In Asia, the numbers at risk will more than double to 156 million, up from 70 million

In Kenya, struggling potato growers ink a new deal

Kagondu Njagi

To deal with climate pressures, farmers are turning to growing contracts to earn more money and get better seed

Scientists to map quake-prone Asian region

Michael Taylor

"This particular area has never been (mapped) before in anything close to this scale."

Resilience in 2017: Five communities looking after their own future

Adela Suliman

Communities are at the frontline of social change, uniting in a common cause to benefit the wider population

From Fijian child to Kenyan 'evangelist': Five climate heroes of 2017

Zoe Tabary

Action to address worsening climate threats has gathered pace globally, from business boardrooms to city mayors' offices to kitchen dining tables.

Rising humidity can worsen impact of higher temperatures - study

Rina Chandran

High wet-bulb readings - which reflect the combined effects of heat and humidity - could prevail for 100-250 days a year in some parts

Resources

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

Case Study Reality of Resilience: 2016–17 drought in East Africa

Roop Singh

The 2016–2017 drought across the Horn of Africa has contributed to failed harvests, extensive livestock deaths and food insecurity. This paper reveal lessons on using forecasts to trigger early action...

Report Community stories of resilience in ASEAN

ASEAN

This report highlights good practice in resilience building across ASEAN.

Report Routes to resilience: lessons from monitoring BRACED year 2

Paula Silva Villanueva and Victoria Sword-Daniels

This paper shares insights, reflections and lessons learnt from designing, implementing and reporting against the BRACED Monitoring and Evaluation framework.

Report Routes to resilience: insights from BRACED year 2

Paula Silva Villanueva and Victoria Sword-Daniels

Two years into the implementation of BRACED, this report collates and synthesises evidence from BRACED projects, to understand how projects are building resilience.

Report Crisis modifiers

Katie Peters and Florence Pichon

A solution for a more flexible development-humanitarian system?

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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How to ensure food security in times of climate change

Climate change is likely to disrupt food production in many regions. How can we mitigate its impact?

Blogs

“I don’t sleep well”: Extreme weather threatens Nepal’s farmers

Erratic rainfall and rising temperatures are destroying people’s livelihoods and claiming lives.


A tale of two floods: Nepalese villagers move from fear to resilience

A village's recovery and resilience in the face of flooding have peaked the interest of communities throughout the district


Can the world agree on how to handle 'climate migrants'?

Calls grow for new global compacts on migration and refugees to recognise people uprooted by the effects of climate change


Stay or go? People under climate pressure must be able to choose

We may not be able to attribute migration directly to our changing climate, but we still need to act


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