In Focus

As wild weather worsens, Malawi forecasting gets a $16 mln makeover

Charles Mkoka

The changes are expected to make forecasts 80 percent more accurate - and easier for farmers to use

BRACED Updates

Burkina Faso’s farmers get weather information at their fingertips

Emna-Zina Thabet, Welthungerhilfe

With increasingly erratic weather patterns, it has become urgent for farmers to know when to sow or what seeds to use.

In drought-hit Ethiopia, pastoralists take up farming

Melkamsew Solomon, Farm Africa

Drought is forcing Ethiopian pastoralists to change their attitudes towards farming.

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After an August drenching, Karachi confronts rising flood risk

Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio

A new plan aims to take a hard look at two big problems: Uncollected trash clogging sewers and construction on drainage systems

As drought makes harvests uncertain, Kenya’s farmers mull a seed ...

Justus Wanzala

Using imported seed, "you are not sure if you will harvest enough to offset the costs" - so local seed is gaining ground, farmers say

Refugees – and forests – benefit as Kenya's herders torch an invader

Anthony Langat

Can charcoal made from pest thorn trees help keep refugees warm and fed, and provide local jobs?

Learn from indigenous people to fight climate change - aid chief

Astrid Zweynert

At least a quarter of the world's carbon stored in tropical forests is found in territories managed by indigenous people

Armed with smartphones and boots, Niger youths map flood risks

Morgane Le Cam

A team of "investigators" have been plotting flood-prone areas on their smartphones in two of Niamey's districts.

Six ways to stay cool without air conditioning

Megan Rowling

When the next heatwave hits, what are the cheap, green options to keep the temperature down?

Resources

Case Study Developing decision-relevant climate information

Zaman Lebidi

Learning from the Zaman Lebidi BRACED consortium in Burkina Faso and collaboration with AMMA2050

Case Study Building resilience through adaptive management

Mercy Corps

How a resilience programme tweaked its activities based on various assessments

Report Decentralising climate finance: insights from Kenya and Ethiopia

Alice Caravani, Sam Greene, Nella Canales Trujillo and Aklilu Amsalu

This paper explores different mechanisms for delivering climate finance at the local level.

Report Driving resilience: Market approaches to disaster recovery

Mercy Corps

Some of the greatest impact in disaster recovery may come through support to local markets and financial institutions that affected populations rely on most to cope and recover.

Report Towards a resilient Myanmar

BRACED Myanmar Alliance

This report presents results achieved by the BRACED Myanmar Alliance project and its partners from January 2015 to March 2017.

Report Reducing displacement risk in the Greater Horn of Africa

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre

This report presents the first baseline for displacement risk associated with sudden-onset disasters in the countries of the Greater Horn of Africa with the ultimate aim of reducing future ...

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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How to ensure food security in times of climate change

Climate change is likely to disrupt food production in many regions. How can we mitigate its impact?

Blogs

After a disaster, bringing local markets back to life aids recovery

Reviving businesses could stretch donor dollars further while laying foundations for longer-term resilience


Resilience in the face of change

Lessons learned from the Resilience 2017 conference in Stockholm


Irma, Harvey, Maria and beyond: We need to talk about finance

Funding for development must be better targeted at reducing disaster risk


Empower women to lead in disasters

Women play a critical in responding to disasters and building resilience to climate extremes.


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