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Women solar entrepreneurs drive East African business surge

Kizito Makoye

With solar power and access to loans, "we are more productive than ever before. On average we can get $25 a day, even more," says one woman

BRACED Updates

Building resilience through financial inclusion

Getrude Lung’ahi

Financial products that respect cultural beliefs aim to boost pastoralists' income – and resilience

Soil analysis for resilience

Bertin Takoutsing, Ermias Betemariam and Ann Degrande, World Agroforestry Centre

Chad’s rural communities use soil information to better target land interventions

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Girls turn poo to clean power in Cameroon biogas push

Elias Ntungwe Ngalame

"We give practical training to girls in colleges on how energy is generated from the sun, water and human waste," says one training organisation

Crowd-sourced maps for natural disasters boosted by new algorithm

Chris Arsenault

"Online volunteers provide up-to-date geographic information"

In Bangladesh, disaster-savvy students protect families from floods

Mushfique Wadud

If children are taught how to respond to disasters and climate change, the whole community benefits

Sahel countries in race against time to regreen Africa's spreading ...

Alex Whiting

To reverse the impact of decades of overgrazing and deforestation, around 10 million hectares will need to be restored each year

Want to solve global crises? $5 million prize seeks fresh ideas

Laurie Goering

"Today's risks are so dangerous and so global in their nature that they've outrun the international system's ability to deal with them," says the prize's creator

As crops fail, savings could stop women hitting the road in Myanmar

Zoe Tabary

When bad weather destroys crops, women have limited options - but building community savings groups could help

Reality of Resilience

Senegal floods 2016

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Nepal floods 2016

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  • Nepal

Kenya Floods 2016

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Resources

Guide Gender training for community groups

Stephanie Leder, Dipika Das, Andrew Reckers and Emma Karki

The “participatory gender training for community groups” aims to sensitise both farmers and field staff for gender norms, roles and relations, and helps inform, monitor and modify development project ...

Report How can social protection build resilience?

Martina Ulrichs and Rachel Slater

This working paper reflects on the actual and potential contributions social protection can make to increase the resilience of the poorest and most vulnerable.

Case Study Resilient risk governance

Elizabeth Carabine, Sabrina Chesterman and Emily Wilkinson

This report explores how local risk governance systems and institutional arrangements can mediate people’s access to services that build resilience.

Guide Reflection and learning in small teams

Bettina Koelle

A tool to facilitate short but effective reflection processes to support iterative cycles of learning

Guide Factsheet: Understanding forecasts through games

Margot Steenbergen

Learning about climate-smart disaster risk reduction by playing a serious game

Guide Factsheet: Webinars to share knowledge

Margot Steenbergen

Using virtual platforms for learning and engagement

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About BRACED

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How to get climate finance down to where it matters?

Senegal, Kenya, Tanzania and Mali are pushing climate funding down to communities that decide how to spend it themselves


More women, more listening, more cash: Keys to building resilience

Lessons are emerging about what works to help poor communities stand up to climate change, and it’s not all what you might expect


Poor women's voices still missing from U.N. climate talks

Rural women are hugely knowledgeable about climate change - but that expertise isn't making it into the negotiations


Virtual reality game puts players in disaster driving seat

When is the right time to warn of an impending flood?


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Decentralising climate funds

A video on the Decentralising Climate Funds project

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