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The BRACED Alliance is a partnership of 6 agencies, including Plan International Myanmar (working in partnership with Community Development Association), Action Aid, World Vision, BBC Media Action, Myanmar Environment Institute (MEI) and UN Habitat. A BRACED Alliance Coordination Unit is housed by Plan as lead agency.
The BRACED Alliance will implement a robust model of community resilience in eight townships in Myanmar covering Kyauk Phyu and Taungup Township, Rakhine State; Dagon Seikkan Township, Yangon Region; Hpa-An Township, Kayin State; Meiktila Township, Mandalay Region; Labutta Township. Ayerya- waddy Region; Mawlamyine Township, Mon State and Kengtung Township, Shan State that will inform and strengthen national level policy and processes.
Based on the Alliance’s extensive experience in disaster risk reduction and management, the BRACED Myanmar resilience model aims to empower communities to take leadership in determining their local priorities for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation. The resilience model prioritises women and children as key drivers of community resilience and climate smart sustainable development.
Guided by the BRACED resilience planning framework, the project will facilitate communities to prioritise and select appropriate resilience building measures to address urgent and immediate needs identified through analysis of exposure to climate extremes, vulnerability and capacity to deal with disasters and climate change.
BRACED will then implement diverse resilience actions selected by communities. Activities at community level will include: women’s leadership training and self-help groups, climate resilient sustainable agriculture, CSO led ecosystem management, microfinance for strengthening resilience, village savings and loans associations, safer construction and settlement planning.
The BRACED Myanmar resilience-building model promotes a participatory, inclusive and comprehensive process for resilience building, addressing country gaps and needs through five pathways of change (diagram coming soon).
The resilience pathways will result in strengthening the resilience of at-risk groups through:
Data collected will inform the location of water points
Institutional anchoring has established transparency when funded projects are implemented