In Focus

New drought strikes millions in Ethiopia, still reeling from El Nino

Katy Migiro

Ethiopia's latest rain failure has mainly hit southern livestock-herding communities

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


Armed with apps and crops, women lead battle to save Senegal's ...

Nellie Peyton

Female-led work is vital to rural communities in Senegal - now women are organizing to lead the fight against multinational agribusiness

Kenya prepares to expand solar mini-grids into poorest rural areas

Maina Waruru

$150 million plan would light up markets, schools, shops and homes, and support solar-powered water pumping

Trump, rising populism threaten to slow climate action, analyst says

Zoe Tabary

Dismantling of environmental rules likely to be met by lawsuits, expert says

With water short, Zimbabwe's farmers turn to capturing rain

Andrew Mambondiyani

"With this past drought, water was very scarce and we have realised that every drop counts," says one traditional leader

Kenyan farmers develop taste for insects as drought hurts crops

Kagondu Njagi

Insects like termites can provide additional nutrition and income when extreme weather hits traditional harvests

In drought-hit Zimbabwe, women's "second shift" burden grows

Andrew Mambondiyani

Longer hours of unpaid work to gather scarce water, firewood and food are putting women – and their paid jobs – at risk

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


Case Study The benefits of early response to drought in Ethiopia

Courtenay Cabot Venton

The business case for an early response to drought

Case Study Insurance to withstand drought

Lorenzo Bosi

How insurance can help alleviate drought impacts

Case Study Climate information and scenario planning to prepare for El Niño

Alebachew Adem, Ben Irwin and Sheri Lim

Preparedness actions at the household level can reduce losses during periods of drought

Report Routes to resilience: insights from BRACED year 1

Paula Silva Villanueva, Catherine Gould and Florence Pichon

One year into implementing BRACED, this report collates and synthesises evidence from project Implementing Partners’ annual reports, to understand how projects are building resilience so far.

Report Routes to resilience: lessons from monitoring BRACED

Paula Silva Villanueva and Catherine Gould

This paper shares insights, reflections and lessons learnt from designing, implementing and reporting against the BRACED Monitoring and Evaluation framework.

Report Perspectives of the 2015–16 drought in Ethiopia

Roop Singh, Mulugeta Worku, Solomon Bogale, Adrian Cullis, Alebachew Adem, Ben Irwin, Sheri Lim, Lorenzo Bosi, and Courtenay Cabot Venton

This report highlights lessons from the 2015–16 drought in Ethiopia, including how and why different communities were impacted, effective approaches to resilience building and challenges faced.




How to build resilience from the ground up

Overseas Development Institute, 203 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8NJ, UK

This event explores how resilience initiatives at the local level can best manage risk and reduce vulnerability to climate extremes and disasters.



Discussion forum: How to speak about BRACED in the media

What's the best way to pitch stories to the media? And how should you present BRACED at an event or during an interview? This discussion will offer a range of tips.



BRACED Annual Learning Event

Entebbe, Uganda

The event provides a unique opportunity to connect with technical experts, share ideas, exchange knowledge and be part of a wider community of practice.



Aid & Development Africa Summit 2017

Nairobi, Kenya

The Aid & Development Africa Summit 2017 is an exclusive platform uniting regional and global expertise and offering a unique opportunity for cross-sector engagement between UN and government agencies...


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


Internal Learning Lounge

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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El Niño and household debt

El Niño-driven drought has exacerbated Ethiopian households' debt

Household resilience to El Niño-driven drought

To cope with drought, communities in Kombolcha are switching to khat farming

Governments are moving from managing disasters to managing risks

Action on the Sendai Framework is starting to take form

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


Powering global change through partnership

How IIED is working with partners around the globe to deliver change at the local, national and international level