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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. 

Staff

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

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Partners

  1. What impact are NGOs having on the wider development of climate services?

    Research reports

  2. How does resilience change over time? Tracking post-disaster recovery using mobile phone surveys

    Working papers

  3. The role of multilateral climate funds in supporting resilience and adaptation through insurance initiatives

    Briefing/policy papers

  4. Should resilience-building projects (always) be socially acceptable?

    Research reports

  5. Violence against women and girls and resilience

    Working papers

  6. New methods in resilience measurement

    Working papers

  7. Crisis modifiers: a solution for a more flexible development-humanitarian system?

    Research reports

  8. Decentralising climate finance: insights from Kenya and Ethiopia

    Working papers

  9. Resilience in practice: voices from the ground

    Event

  10. BRACED Resilience exchange: what have we learned so far?

    Research reports

  11. Framing innovations for climate resilience for farmers in the Sahel

    Research reports

  12. Climate-resilient planning: reflections on testing a new toolkit

    Research reports

  13. Disasters and national economic resilience

    Working papers

  14. How does social protection build resilience?

    Briefing/policy papers

  15. How to build resilience from the ground up

    Event

  16. How can social protection build resilience? Insights from Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda

    Working papers

  17. Resilient risk governance: experience from the Sahel and Horn of Africa

    Research reports

  18. Resilience across the post-2015 international frameworks

    Event