In Focus

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

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


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

From drones to social media, big data helps confront more complex ...

Rina Chandran

As climate change brings bigger threats, data from everything from social media to satellites is helping cut risks in Asia, U.N. officials say

More deals, less conflict? Cross-border water planning key, report ...

Laurie Goering

As global water supplies run low, agreements on how to share water across borders are crucial - but few are in place yet, researchers say

'Green gold': Kenyan farmers abandon food crops to grow herbal ...

Kagondu Njagi

Struggling to get decent maize harvests as drought bites, farmers are turning to fast-growing, less-thirsty muguka to make money

Dried-up pastures push Kenya's Maasai to mix cattle with crops

Benson Rioba

As worsening drought linked to climate change damages the grazing land herders need to feed their cattle, a growing number are turning to agriculture for extra income

Bangladesh tries new way to aid flood-hit families: cash up front

Naimul Karim

Money in advance of an expected disaster can give vulnerable people resources to avoid the worst losses, backers say


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 ...

Report Country Experiences with Decentralised Climate Finance

Adriana Quevedo, Neil Bird, Aklilu Amsalu, Florence Crick, Achiba Gargule, Omeno Suji

This Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters Programme (BRACED) research study explores whether public investments made by government-led climate funds in Ethiopia, Kenya,...

Report Resilience results: BRACED Extension Final Evaluation

Jennifer Leavy, Barbora Sladkova, Catrin Hepworth, Melanie Punton

This report presents a synthesis of nine project-level final evaluations, carried out after an 18-month, extension to the Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) ...

Case Study Water for livestock in the drylands: The case of Wajir County

Claire Bedelian

This technical brief gives guidance on issues to consider in the context of water development in the pastoral drylands, with examples from Wajir County, Kenya.

Case Study Improving the governance of rural water points in Wajir County

Claire Bedelian

Despite large investments in water development and the decentralisation of water service delivery, Wajir County residents continue to face problems of water scarcity.

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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