In Focus

As Senegal's coast crumbles, residents ponder move to safer ground

Nellie Peyton

Senegal's coastline is receding at a rate of 1 to 2 metres per year, driven by rising sea levels, rapid urbanisation and illegal sand mining

BRACED Updates

Recipes for resilience

Emna-Zina Thabet (Welthungerhilfe)

How women are fighting malnutrition in rural Burkina Faso

Hope grows on trees

Adiza Nikiema Traoré, Marie-Madeleine Kamouni and Emna-Zina Thabet

Tree nursery training programmes aim to tackle the adverse effects of climate change in Burkina Faso

News

'Gender blind' disaster risk planning undermines countries' ability to...

Sophie Hares

Women and girls more likely to die in disasters or during infectious disease outbreaks, but disaster planning "gender blind", says U.N.

Cash in on businesses to boost disaster protection - UN risk chief

Sophie Hares

"Most urgent" need is to cut climate change, as failure to do so would make any risk reduction strategies futile, Glasser warns

Kenya's parched farmers stop ploughing but harvest more food and jobs

Isaiah Esipisu

Growing crops differently, to preserve more water in the soil, is having a big payoff for farmers, and for those they hire to help them do the work

Loans for storing crops help Niger's farmers absorb climate shocks

Kieran Guilbert

Lack of storage forces farmers to sell their harvest at low prices - but changing that can help them get ahead

In drought-hit Niger, women’s savings could be route to resilience

Kieran Guilbert

With village savings and loans associations, families have enough to eat and are putting away savings, even as they face more unreliable rainfall and climate change pressures

"When the cat catches the sun": Translated forecasts aid farmers

Laurie Goering

Getting translations right - particularly into local languages - can give farmers the tools they need to adapt to climate change

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

Guide Too complex to measure? Exploring resilience

Vicky Sword-Daniels, ITAD

Resilience measurement is complex. Yet it helps to build crucial evidence about how and why resilience is being strengthened, for whom, and in which contexts.

Case Study How weather and climate information can support local government

Emma Visman, Zaman Lebidi

Report of the joint BRACED Zaman Lebidi / AMMA 2050 workshop

Report BRACED Annual Learning Event 2017 - summary report

Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre

Summary report from the BRACED Annual Learning Event in Entebbe, Uganda

Report Supporting policy and practice in pastoralist areas

Mercy Corps

How Mercy Corps aims to inform decision-making, planning and implementation around key areas relevant to climate resilience in Wajir, Kenya

Case Study Climate-resilient planning: reflections on testing a new toolkit

Mariana Matoso, Raj Kumar GC and Guy Jobbins

This paper explores how BRACED developed a toolkit to guide staff through the planning and implementing of resilient basic service delivery systems on the ground.

Guide How to conduct an effective interview

Laurie Goering and Zoe Tabary, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Everything you need to know about conducting a good interview

Events

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Blogs

Key role for BRACED in ‘new era’ for IPCC global climate assessment

What should the next IPCC assessment report focus on?


New 'vibe' at Bonn as efforts to cut climate risk, spur development ...

When disaster hits, people don’t care whether a climate, disaster or development policy would help. They just want a solution


Measuring progress toward climate resilience – what's in the toolbox?

How effective are tools designed to assess resilience in the face of climate change?


Tying disaster relief to insurance could speed up aid

"We must stop treating disasters like surprises," argues Center for Global Development


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From disaster to preparedness

Join six women from Udayapur as they visit the epicentre of the 2015 Gorkha earthquake, learning from the experience of women there and sharing how they prepare their families and communities for ...

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