In Focus

Loans for solar systems make power affordable in rural Kenya

Anthony Langat

Access to credit enables villagers to buy solar equipment in instalments - easier and cheaper than a grid connection

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

Kale power: Water for crops gives women in Kenya's drylands a voice

Robert Kibet

"Given our group's success, men are now letting the members speak to the rest of the village and make decisions at a family level."

Kenya's herders swap livestock for chillies as drought bites

Isaiah Esipisu

Chillies are a safe bet for farmers in times of drought as they do not require fertilisers or water once the roots are established in the soil

Boosting resilience to modern-day threats - what is it worth?

Megan Rowling

"What we have set out to do is to really try to make the business case for resilience investment"

Amid drought and conflict, Kenyan women try new livestock: bees

Moraa Obiria

An unusual kind of livestock is helping Kenyan women whose livestock has succumbed to drought

Earth likely to warm more than two degrees by 2100 – experts

Zoe Tabary

"The two-degree goal is achievable, but only with major, sustained effort on all fronts over the next 80 years."

With more than one crop, Kenyan farmers weather armyworm attacks

Kagondu Njagi

To protect themselves from total crop failure, Kenyan farmers grow pulses alongside their traditional crops like maize

Resources

Case Study Building financial independence in Ethiopia

Christian Aid

This case study examines how the CIARE project is helping vulnerable communities in Ethiopia become more financially resilient.

Case Study The impact of climate information in Ethiopia

Christian Aid

This case study examines how the CIARE project is bringing climate information services to vulnerable communities in Ethiopia.

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

Reality of Resilience

Senegal floods 2016

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Nepal floods 2016

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Kenya Floods 2016

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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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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

Delivering the foundation of the Sustainable Development Goals

Water, sanitation and hygiene will either be silver bullet to achieve SDGs – or missed opportunity that made us fail


From campfire stories to data cuisine: sharing knowledge at CBA11

Three innovative formats used at CBA11 to spark learning


Listen first, write second

How do you create a climate change resilience message that people want to hear?


A perfect storm is brewing - and we can prevent it

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


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