In Focus

Climate change could cross key threshold in a decade - scientists

Laurie Goering

"We need to get ready to deal with surprise," says one University of Oxford scientist

BRACED Updates

Planting the seeds of resilience

Bill Gelfeld, CRS

How can certified seeds help tackle climate change?

Monitoring and evaluation in a local context

Susannah Fisher, IIED

How can BRACED projects measure changes in households' level of resilience?

News

To fight hunger, Somali farmers turn to Ugandan roots

Kagondu Njagi

Could growing cassava and sweet potato help Somali families become more resilient to drought?

Millions of Nigeriens to benefit from farming boost - U.S. aid agency

Kieran Guilbert

Niger gets $437 million to improve water access, upgrade roads and develop its markets

Water innovation helps Bangladeshi women dodge snakes, shortages

Rafiqul Islam

A simple water collection system is making life easier - and safer - for a tribal community in southeast Bangladesh

Hidden data: the new weapon that could beat hunger

Laurie Goering

Could bringing together information sources from satellites to village surveys trigger innovation to solve hunger?

Extreme flooding predicted to hit Mali's Inner Niger Delta

Megan Rowling

Flooding in 2016 could be the highest in 50 years, but a web-based forecasting system is alerting people in advance

Irrigation on rise in Africa as farmers face erratic weather

Justus Wanzala

Interest in irrigation is surging but better women's land rights, access to clean energy, loans and training are needed

Reality of Resilience

Senegal floods 2016

  • Last Updated: 15/08/2016
  • Senegal

Nepal floods 2016

  • Last Updated: 10/08/2016
  • Nepal

Kenya Floods 2016

  • Last Updated: 06/05/2016
  • Kenya

Resources

Podcast Burkina Faso's climate extremes

Nicola Kelly, Christian Aid

In the desert expanses of northern Burkina Faso, thigh-height flooding and dried-up wells are having a severe impact on the livelihoods of desert communities.

Report Uganda faces key policy choices in fight against climate change

Climate and Development Knowledge Network

CDKN’s senior strategic advisor for Uganda, Revocatus Twinomuhangi, describes the everyday reality of climate change for Ugandans, and the policy choices that face the country today

Guide Introducing the BRACED Myanmar Alliance

BRACED Myanmar Alliance

This leaflet gives an introduction to the BRACED Myanmar Alliance.

Report Living with climate change in Myanmar: How can communication help?

Anna Colquhoun, Henning Goransson Sandberg and Muk Yin Haung Nyoi

A look at how people in Myanmar are living with climate change and dealing with changes in the weather

Report Can flexible humanitarian spending help protect development gains?

Katie Peters, Dr Paul Venton, Florence Pichon and Lindsey Jones

A look at the extent to which flexible humanitarian finance, applied with resilience in mind, keeps development on track

Guide iDE guidelines for multiple use water systems

iDE

iDE developed these guidelines as a resource for other organisations developing their own multiple use water systems

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

November

12

Development & Climate Days

Marrakech, Morocco

This year’s Development and Climate Days (‘D&C Days’) will focus on fulfilling the ambitions of the Paris climate agreement to ensure resilient and equitable development.

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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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.

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Blogs

Time to leap forward to transformation

Is this what historic opportunity looks like? A year of the SDGs and a changing climate


Emerging drought: are cities planning for the crisis?

Sustainable cities require robust water supply systems, yet many cities resort to ad hoc measures to battle drought.


Forecasting for humanity: the future of disaster preparation

Improved forecasts pave the way for better disaster preparation


Seven ways to build resilient local economies in fragile contexts

Approaches developed in Mali, Senegal, Kenya and Tanzania offer insights for building resilience in areas facing risks of climate change, disasters and conflict.


Video

Forum theatre: acting out challenges

An introduction to improvisational theatre at the BRACED 2016 Annual Learning Event in Dakar

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