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

BRACED is a flagship DFID programme under the International Climate Fund. BRACED aims to directly benefit up to 5 million vulnerable people, especially women and children, in developing countries by helping them become more resilient to climate extremes and disasters. Furthermore, through improved policies and institutions at the national level and better integration of disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate adaptation and development programmes, BRACED aims to benefit many millions more. BRACED has four components and a total budget of £140 million. Component A will work at scale through Implementing Partners, directly to build the resilience of people to cope with climate extremes in the Sahel. Component B will operate similarly to Component A in DFID focal countries at high risk of climate events. Component C, aims to build evidence on adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) across the first two components, identifying the policy and institutional changes needed to build resilience. Finally, Component D will develop national and international capability and capacity to respond to climate extremes.

 

BRACED has four components and a total budget of £140 million. Component A will work at scale through Implementing Partners, directly to build the resilience of people to cope with climate extremes in the Sahel. Component B will operate similarly to Component A in DFID focal countries at high risk of climate events. Component C, aims to build evidence on adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) across the first two components, identifying the policy and institutional changes needed to build resilience. Finally, Component D will develop national and international capability and capacity to respond to climate extremes.

 

A programme development phase has enabled Implementing Partners to develop proposals that are focussed on delivering results at scale in Components A and B. Over a three year period, these projects will directly benefit women, men and children in 13 countries by improving their resilience to climate extremes.

 

In the longer term, BRACED aims to achieve a sustainable, transformational impact on the resilience of poor people in vulnerable communities beyond those that directly benefit through Components A and B. It plans to do this through learning what works to achieve climate resilience in what context, and using these lessons to influence policy making and national planning, as well as shape future regional and international initiatives and mechanisms in this area.