In Focus

As farms dry up, Kenyan women switch to clean energy businesses

Kagondu Njagi

Clean energy businesses are giving women steady income and protecting forests, which in turn help stave off drought

BRACED Updates

Gender and resilience in South Sudan

Sara Caggiati, Concern Worldwide

Reflections on a South Sudan visit to strengthen the integration of gender equality approaches into programme delivery

Recipes for resilience

Emna-Zina Thabet (Welthungerhilfe)

How women are fighting malnutrition in rural Burkina Faso

News

Drying waterways leave a parched Nepal struggling for water

K.R. Pant

Wells, streams and ponds are drying in Nepal, forcing families to travel ever further for water - or consider leaving home permanently

Can crowd funding help scale up solar power for Africa's poor?

Maina Waruru

Crowd funding investments in developing countries are predicted to exceed $96 billion a year within a decade - World Bank

App helps Kenya’s small farmers tackle pests, map crops

Caroline Wambui

Could mobile technology help Kenyan farmers defeat drought and pests?

Rural Kenyans protect wetlands to curb water scarcity

Justus Wanzala

Wetlands - which protect people from drought and floods - are suffering in Kenya's drought

Cow poo offers mixed energy results for rural Zimbabweans

Lungelo Ndhlovu

Biogas – the process of producing energy by fermenting waste – is gaining in popularity around the world

Kenya learns to cook with solar power - even when there's no sun

Justus Wanzala

A switch to more efficient cooking in Kenya aims to cut deforestation and health problems from cooking over smoky fires

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

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

Guide How to tell a compelling story about your project

Laurie Goering and Zoe Tabary, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Have a great story to tell about your project but not sure where to start? Here are a few pointers.

Report Disasters and national economic resilience

Catherine Simonet, Eva Comba and Emily Wilkinson

This paper aims to provide an analysis of economic resilience at the national level, presenting broad changes in resilience to climate extremes over a 42 year period.

Guide How does social protection build resilience?

Rachel Slater and Martina Ulrichs

A series of briefings assess evidence from Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia on how large-scale national social protection programmes contribute to resilience.

Events

About BRACED

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Blogs

Thoughts from the International Association for Impact Assessment ...

Making a case for impact assessment


How do you manage climate risk? Ask those on the frontline

"People aren't interested in rainfall projections for the next 100 years - they want to understand what's happening to them now”


How do you get people to do things differently? Make it easy

From making savings more like spending to creating a bandwagon effect, it's useful to keep in mind what people want to do


Tech helps Caribbean communities take on climate change

Across the Caribbean, decision makers are realising a top-down approach isn’t always the way forward


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Participatory gender training in Nepal

How can community groups reflect on their gender perceptions, critically discuss gender roles at home and in the community, and develop bargaining skills?

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