Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED)
Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) aims to build the resilience of up to 5 million vulnerable people in 13 countries1 across the Sahel, East Africa and Asia against climate extremes and disasters. DFID funding for BRACED has been awarded as 3-year grants to 15 projects (see the BRACED Projects section below). These grants are managed by a Fund Manager, led by KPMG, which oversees the contract and financial management of the grants, monitor project progress, and manage due diligence and compliance.
Uniquely, BRACED also has a Knowledge Manager consortium, which aims to generate evidence and learning on resilience and adaptation in partnership with the BRACED projects and the wider resilience community. It gathers evidence of what works to strengthen resilience to climate extremes and disasters, and initiates and supports processes to ensure that evidence is put into use in policy and programmes. The Knowledge Manager also fosters partnerships to amplify the impact of new evidence and learning, in order to significantly improve levels of resilience in poor and vulnerable countries and communities around the world.