In Focus

After Nate, Costa Rica looks to measure mental health damage too

Sebastian Rodriguez

As climate change brings worsening storms and other extreme weather, measuring financial losses and deaths may not be enough

BRACED Updates

A tailor-made action plan to deal with climate change

Dioumawoye Natou Sangho

In Mali, the Waati Yelema Labenw team has successfully completed a community outreach, the first step in devising a series of climate action plans

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?

News

'(Freetown) has no future if we don't save the environment'

Zoe Tabary

Freetown is still under threat one year after a devastating mudslide killed an estimated 1,000 people and left thousands homeless

Caribbean states and Branson launch green fund to fight disasters

Sebastien Malo

The Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator marks the culmination of talks that began last year

Sicily's farmers go tropical as climate warms

Thin Lei Win

Southern Italian island famed for its orange and lemon groves is dotted with the kind of exotic fruit trees usually associated with tropical climates - from papaya to mangoes

Villagers 'living between life and death' as Pakistan's glaciers melt

Peer Muhammad

"With glaciers melting faster than before, we feel more vulnerable and it seems like we are under constant threat of a natural disaster," said villager Shakoor Baig

Nepal moves to ensure 'untouchables' get forest protection cash

Purple Romero

The government will this year consult with marginalized sectors of society on the benefit-sharing plan

Green Climate Fund needs political push to solve woes

Megan Rowling

The Green Climate Fund has been beset by arguments between rich and poor nations about how and where to invest the $10.3 billion pledged by wealthy governments

Resources

Report Routes to resilience: insights from BRACED final year

Paula Silva Villanueva, Ruth Phillips Itty and Victoria Sword-Daniels

Following three years of implementing 15 BRACED projects, this report collates and synthesises evidence to understand how BRACED is building resilience.

Report Nepal: Added value of market incentives on disaster risk reduction

Jill Scantlan, Olga Petryniak and Chet Tamang

A monitoring study to explore whether combining community-based disaster risk reduction with market-based economic incentives improved disaster resilience

Report How does resilience change over time?

Lindsey Jones, Paola Ballon and Johannes von Engelhardt

Tracking post-disaster recovery using mobile phone surveys

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.

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

Despite challenges, Green Climate Fund is critical to global action

A strong, effective fund is needed more than ever to serve the Paris agreement


Sexist climate change? Women and girls hit hardest by extreme weather

In parts of the world where grave gender inequality is already stark, droughts, floods and other freak weather events mean women and girls are often among the last to receive help


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?


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