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Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED)


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As stated under goal one of the Sustainable Development Goals, building the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations is vital to end extreme poverty – as is reducing their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and disasters. We know that these vulnerabilities, when combined with other shocks and stresses, presents significant barriers to development progress and economic growth.

BRACED is designed to tackle this combination of poverty, insecurity, disasters and climate extremes through scaling up proven technologies and practices in the countries most at risk. Research and evaluation will build the evidence on what works on adaptation, disaster risk reduction and building national and international capacity to respond to climate related disasters.

BRACED projects cover a wide range of issues, from securing, servicing and promoting trans-border livestock mobility across the Sahel, to sharing skills and technology to improve uptake of climate information in Ethiopia, to supporting smallholder farmers in Nepal to take advantage of economic opportunities and investments in climate-smart technologies.

The BRACED Knowledge Manager consortium, led by the Overseas Development Institute, aims to build a new approach to knowledge and learning. It will act as a centre for developing and disseminating resilience knowledge and ensure BRACED contributes to a sustained and transformational impact on people’s resilience to climate extremes beyond the communities directly supported by funded projects.

Evidence from across the BRACED portfolio and beyond will be gathered through evaluations at different levels, thematic research, and original learning approaches. BRACED will support project partners to increase the impact of their work by integrating ongoing learning into their approach. Evidence will be shared with practitioners to benefit wider programming and will be fed in to policy dialogues to inform national policies and institutions.

Through supporting better integration of disaster risk reduction, adaptation and development approaches, BRACED expects to benefit up to 5 million vulnerable people, especially women and girls, by helping them become more resilient to climate extremes. Fifteen projects operate across 13 countries: Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Senegal, Niger, Mauritania, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Myanmar, and Nepal. 


Aimee Neaverson, Charlotte Rye, Zoe Windle, Elizabeth Carabine, Catherine Simonet, Virginie Le Masson, Katie Peters, Alice Caravani, Lindsey Jones, Florence Pichon, Emma Lovell, Blane Harvey, Natasha Grist, Adriana Quevedo, Leigh Mayhew, Lena Weingartner

Supported by


  1. Livestock markets in the Sahel: market integration and the role of climate and conflict in price formation

    Research report

  2. Climate change, conflict and security scan: analysis of current thinking December 2018–March 2019


  3. Delivering climate resilience programmes in fragile and conflict-affected contexts

    Working paper

  4. How mobile phones can be used to track people’s views on resilience: key findings from Myanmar

    Briefing/policy paper

  5. Delivering climate resilience programmes in fragile and conflict-affected contexts: a synopsis of learning on the ground

    Research report

  6. A how-to guide for subjective evaluations of resilience


  7. When rising temperatures don't lead to rising tempers: climate and insecurity in Niger

    Working paper

  8. Layering and tailoring financial services for resilience: insights, opportunities and challenges from BRACED projects in Ethiopia, Kenya, Nepal and Senegal

    Working paper

  9. Linking financial services and social protection for resilience: lessons from Kenya

    Briefing/policy paper

  10. Country experiences with decentralised climate finance: early outcomes

    Research report

  11. The governance of Nepal’s flood early warning system: opportunities under federalism

    Working paper

  12. Climate change, conflict and security scan: analysis of current thinking August–November 2018

    Research report

  13. Linking financial services and social protection for resilience in Kenya

    Working paper

  14. Building resilience for all: intersectional approaches for reducing vulnerability to natural hazards in Nepal and Kenya

    Research report

  15. Intersectional approaches to vulnerability reduction and resilience-building

    Research report

  16. Climate change, conflict and security scan: analysis of current thinking April–July 2018


  17. Double vulnerability: the humanitarian implications of intersecting climate and conflict risk

    Working paper

  18. Building resilient food systems and value chains through financial services