In Focus

'We want water' say residents as Abidjan grows drier

Peter Yeung

Faltering rains linked to climate change and rapid population growth mean there's less water to go around

BRACED Updates

Wajir county opens GIS lab to support rangeland and water planning

Claire Bedelian

Data collected will inform the location of water points

Promoting community initiatives and decisions making, an effective ...

Modibo Kane Ballo and Albert Dembele

Institutional anchoring has established transparency when funded projects are implemented

News

Milking it? Ethiopian farmers fight drought with insured cows

Andualem Sisay Gessesse

A project that lends drought-hit farmers money to buy a dairy cow, then insures the animal in case it gets sick, aims to bring in extra income - but some have struggled to make it pay

From camel to cup: Camel milk froths hopes in drought-hit Kenya

Nicky Milne

Camels are highly adapted to climate change, while their milk has been dubbed 'white gold' by food experts who say it could help conquer malnutrition

Stay or go? As weather gets wilder, states urged to prepare for ...

Megan Rowling

With disasters uprooting 24 million people a year, pressure grows on governments to reduce the risk, and do more to protect the displaced

Growing disaster threats put human survival in doubt, warns U.N.

Megan Rowling

Air pollution, diseases, drought, climate change and earthquakes are creating risks "in a way that we have not anticipated"

Voice of resilience: Kenyan radio builds herders' trust in drought ...

Kagondu Njagi

Explaining to pastoralists via local media how index-based insurance can protect them from climate stresses is persuading them to buy it

Solar tracking bracelets protect nomadic Kenyan mothers and babies

Munyaradzi Makoni

Beaded bracelets with solar-powered GPS enable health workers to monitor pregnant pastoralist women, preventing deaths in childbirth

Resources

Guide A practical guide to seasonal forecasts

BRACED

A series of short, practical guidance documents with advice on how to interpret and use seasonal forecasts.

Guide Communicating climate change: A practitioner’s guide

Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

CDKN guide offers practical advice on communicating climate change

Report Linking financial services and social protection for resilience

Lena Weingartner, Martina Ulrichs, Cecilia Costella, Sarah Kohnstamm and Elvin Nyukuri

This paper explores whether linking social protection and financial services can support people in preparing for and coping with climate shocks.

Report Building resilience for all: intersectional approaches

Emma Lovell, John Twigg and Getrude Lungahi

This paper challenges and opportunities for understanding intersecting inequalities and delivering effective intersectional approaches that help build resilience to natural hazards and climate change.

Report Disasters journal special edition

BRACED partners

Drawing on BRACED, this special issue of Disasters reflects on resilience-building in some of the world’s most climate-vulnerable countries and contexts.

Report The evolving landscape of climate services in sub-Saharan Africa

Blane Harvey, Lindsey Jones, Logan Cochrane and Roop Singh

This paper critically examines the evolving climate services landscape and raises questions about what the future holds for climate services in sub-Saharan Africa.

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

Events

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International Winter School - Gender equality and resilience

Cape Town, South Africa

An international winter school to share knowledge and improve global awareness of, and responsiveness to gender equality in the contexts of disaster risks, climate change and conflict.

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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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.

Video

From camel to cup

'From Camel to Cup' explores the importance of camels and camel milk in drought ridden regions, and the under-reported medicinal and vital health benefits of camel milk

Blogs

As climate risks rise, insurance needed to protect development

Less than 5 percent of disaster losses are covered by insurance in poorer countries, versus 50 percent in rich nations


Disasters happen to real people – and it's complicated

Age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and many more factors must be considered if people are to become resilient to climate extremes


NGOs are shaking up climate services in Africa. Should we be worried?

A concern is around the long-term viability of hard-fought development gains


The paradox of water development in Kenya's drylands

In Kenya's Wajir county, the emphasis on water development is happening at the expense of good water governance


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