In Focus

A perfect storm is brewing - and we can prevent it

Pradeep Kurukulasuriya, UNDP

Better ways of pinning down disaster risks can help save lives, but getting that change in place is hard work

BRACED Updates

Burkina Faso braces for heavy rainfall

Emna-Zina Thabet (Welthungerhilfe)

Improving vulnerable farmers' access to weather information

Adapting farming techniques – and behaviours

Clémence Duron and George Jacob, Self Help Africa

Farmers in this drought-hit region of Burkina Faso learn to diversify their production, use drought-tolerant seeds and improve soil fertility.

News

Drought-hit Nairobi looks to filthy dam to keep business flowing

Kagondu Njagi

Rehabilitating an abandoned water reservoir could help residents of Kibera slum get through dry times

Insurance for poor could protect the most disaster-vulnerable - ...

Alex Whiting

With only 5 percent of losses in poor countries covered by insurance, boosting coverage could help save lives

As climate change drives child marriage risks, Bangladesh fights back

Laurie Goering

"In Bangladesh, climate change is in your face. You can't avoid it. You can see it happening"

Countries need more than money to cope with shocks - report

Sophie Hares

"The countries that tend to be doing better are the ones who have a more inclusive approach to growth"

Asia faces disaster from soaring temperatures if climate change ...

Thin Lei Win

The Asia Pacific is at highest risk of plummeting into deeper poverty and disaster if climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts are not quickly and strongly implemented

Village women transform into clean energy entrepreneurs in Nepal ...

Gopal Sharma

"There are many slogans to empower women. But in reality little has been done"

Resources

Report Making progress: BRACED at the mid-term

Jennifer Leavy, Edward Boydell and Stephen McDowell

This report presents a synthesis of project-level mid-term reviews, carried out after 18 months’ implementation of the BRACED programme.

Case Study Investigating resilience at local, organisational and institutiona

Camilla Audia, Mark Pelling, Emma Visman, Frances Crowley, Sophie Rigg and Chesney McOmber

Case Study Building resilience by challenging social norms

Frances Crowley, Chesney McOmber, Camilla Audia, Alexander Ritchie, Mark Pelling and Emma Visman

Towards a gender transformative approach in BRACED

Case Study How savings built resilience in Ethiopia

Farm Africa

Hear from a member of a village savings and loans association in Ethiopia's Somali region

Guide How can your community become more resilient?

BRACED Myanmar Alliance

The BRACED Myanmar Alliance aims to build the resilience of 350,000 people across Myanmar to climate extremes

Guide How to develop successful proposals for the Green Climate Fund

Acclimatise

Acclimatise launches GCF Proposal toolkit on how to develop successful proposals for the Green Climate Fund

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

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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VIDEO - In drought-stricken Mali, women manoeuvre for land - and a ...

Malian men control access to land and decide which parts women are allowed to farm - that's a problem for women as erratic weather increases competition for land and harvests

Blogs

Is it time to rethink humanitarian insurance?

Could more access to insurance help governments of poorer countries deal with more climate-related disasters?


No fruit – but maybe a path forward

Action on climate change is still lagging – but solving problems other people want solved could help


How do we ensure that evidence is both useful and used?

How can we broker a dialogue with new audiences and create spaces where we can learn from each other?


Top-up, piggyback or shadow: How to make aid work more efficiently

Combining emergency aid with social protection can make help more nimble and resilient. Here are six ways to do it


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