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Google boils down water data for new U.N. environment site

Sophie Hares

"It's basically a time slide"

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

Forced to walk miles, India water crisis hits rural women hardest

Rina Chandran

About 200,000 Indians die every year due to inadequate access to safe water, and 600 million face high to extreme water stress

'Everything we’ve heard about urbanization turns out to be wrong’

Gregory Scruggs

Researchers contest widely-accepted United Nations' predictions on urban population growth

Half of climate action plans neglect people in danger, say researchers

Isabelle Gerretsen

The lack of focus on vulnerable groups is "a critical concern", says report from Overseas Development Institute

From stinky seaweed to sick fish, warming oceans threaten livelihoods

Thin Lei Win

Climate change will reduce the productivity of fisheries in the world's exclusive economic zones by up to 12 percent by 2050

When the ground opened: horizontal landslides empty Kenyan villages

Isaiah Esipisu

Heavy rain has brought more than just flooding to the village of Gitugu: it has torn apart the very ground beneath people's homes and fields

World's fish consumption unsustainable, U.N. warns

Thin Lei Win

A report found that a third of the world's oceans are overfished

Resources

Case Study How does innovation build climate resilience in the Sahel?

Natasha Grist

This paper examines five innovations from the BRACED programme working with vulnerable Sahelian populations, drawing lessons for other resilience-building efforts.

Report The role of multilateral climate funds in supporting resilience

Lena Weingartner, Alice Caravani and Pablo Suarez

This BRACED policy brief explores how insurance can support smart decisions around risk reduction and adaptation to support the most vulnerable.

Guide 5 cognitive biases in climate risk management

Roop Singh

This infographic explains 5 common shortcuts, how they play a role in decision-making related to climate risk management, and strategies to outsmart our tendency to use shortcuts.

Case Study Interactions between local and scientific knowledge systems

Frances Crowley, Camilla Audia, Emma Visman and Mark Pelling

How can projects combine both scientific information and local knowledge to give farming households the best chance of reaching the right decisions each season?

Case Study Applying resilience thinking in BRACED

Frances Crowley, Camilla Audia, Emma Visman and Mark Pelling

How resilience is interpreted in consortia projects and processes

Case Study Ways of working that enable co-production

Emma Visman, Camilla Audia, Frances Crowley, Mark Pelling, Amaelle Seigneret and Talar Bogosyan

Underpinning principles and ways of working that enable co-production: Reviewing the role of research

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

Let’s talk: Involving women in decisions boosts resilience

How can we promote inclusive decision-making among men and women?


Is it time for a more pessimistic view about climate adaptation?

Is too much optimism hurting climate adaptation efforts?


Violence against women hampers resilience efforts in Chad

Violence against women "reinforces people’s vulnerability to other risks” including climate change


What’s the right goal - resilience, well-being or transformation?

“How can we claim we are promoting resilience if we’re not paying attention to people’s priorities?”


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