In Focus

Preparing for disaster pays by saving lives, cutting losses

Simon Pollock, Green Climate Fund

Early warning systems can also act as a useful planning guide to boost long-term resilience to climate impacts

BRACED Updates

Addressing the root causes of farmer-herder conflicts in Chad

David Traynor, Concern Worldwide and Anne Radday, Feinstein International Center, Tufts University

How can we equip those working with farmers and herders to understand the causes of conflict in eastern Chad?

Early warnings help tackle floods in weather-hit Nepal

Chinaporn Meechaiya, ADPC

Flood alerts sent via text message and social media can save thousands of lives, say experts.

News

Desert-fringed Middle East, North Africa put on drought warning

Lin Taylor

The region must move away from simply responding to the effects of drought and prepare for the worst, the FAO said.

Water pressures rise in Pakistan with drought, population growth

Rina Saeed Khan

Water available per person is set to reach a tenth - or less - of what it once was, experts say

Nairobi looks for new water to ease its growing thirst

Kagondu Njagi

As urban growth and climate change boost demand for water, Kenya's capital is searching for new sources

Armed with micro-grants and training, rural Ugandans tackle poverty

Moraa Obiria

"They (men) look at us differently because we can even lend them money or pay our children's school fees"

Ignoring conflict undercuts disaster protection efforts - experts

Zoe Tabary

"If we're genuinely serious about supporting vulnerable people, we need to be doing disaster risk reduction in conflict settings."

Elderly Kenyan women weave their way to a more sustainable future

Caroline Wambui

"Basketry has not only offered a source of livelihood, but it has also opened doors for us in the world"

Resources

Report Should resilience-building projects be socially acceptable?

Virginie Le Masson

What makes humanitarian and development projects socially acceptable?

Case Study Measuring changes in resilience as a result of the SUR1M project i

Christophe Béné, Alex Riba and Dave Wilson

This report presents the results of the BRACED Impact Evaluation of the SUR1M project in Niger.

Case Study Measuring changes in resilience in Myanmar a result of BRACED

Gil Yaron, Dave Wilson, Sam Dumble and Ben Murphy

This report presents the results of the BRACED Knowledge Manager-led Impact Evaluation of the BRACED Myanmar Alliance project

Case Study Climate services for resilience: the changing roles of NGOs in Bur

Blane Harvey and Roop Singh

This study sheds light on the role of climate information and climate information services in bolstering resilience in Burkina Faso

Case Study Climate services for resilience: the changing roles of NGOs in Eth

Logan Cochrane and Roop Singh

This study sheds light on the role of climate information and climate information services in bolstering resilience in Ethiopia

Guide The Resilience Dashboard

Lindsey Jones

The Resilience Dashboard allows anyone to explore insights from BRACED's Rapid Response Research project in Myanmar

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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Corridor to the future? Mauritania's nomadic herders seek safe passage

Can negotiating safe travel corridors across national borders help the Sahel's pastoralists survive intensifying drought?

Blogs

To get people to go green, 'never start with climate change'

In a polarised world, where many people stick firmly to beliefs rooted in their politics, finding common ground is the way to begin


To build resilience, listen to people's needs

What do people think makes them more resilient?


A ‘morning light’ dawns for Ethiopian women

Pastoralists hit by drought are finding ways to shore up their incomes – and deforestation is being reduced with solar power


Time's up on the gender pay gap for rural women

"Empowering women in agriculture has a remarkable domino effect."


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