Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED)
2014-2018; Multi-Country; DFID, ODI
Itad has been contracted by DFID to work with a consortium of partners as the Knowledge Manager (KM) for DFID’s Building Resilience and Adapting to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) Programme. Responsible for monitoring, evaluation and learning, as the Knowledge Manager Itad will help BRACED deliver a sustained and transformational impact on people’s resilience beyond the communities directly supported by funded projects.
The BRACED Programme, launched in 2014, responds to the most immediate impacts of climate change – extreme climate events such as droughts, floods and cyclones. In regions such as the Sahel, where food and nutritional insecurity have become long-term, chronic problems, the threats from climate change and other potential hazards cannot be ignored. Running through to 2018, the BRACED Programme aims to benefit an estimated 5 million people through grants to NGOs and their partners to scale up proven technologies and practices in the Sahel and DFID focal countries at most risk across Africa and Asia. The BRACED Programme is also linking with the World Bank’s Adaptive Social Protection (ASP) Programme. Focusing on some of the same countries in the Sahel as BRACED, the ASP was designed as a trust fund to initiate activities that use social protection as an instrument to build climate resilience and make social protection programming more adaptive. BRACED will look at how the work on ASP couples with BRACED projects, as well as DFID’s long-term humanitarian investment, to build systemic resilience to climate related extremes and disasters.
The Knowledge Manager (KM) function is organised into four key areas: monitoring and evaluation, applied research, communications and dissemination, and learning and uptake. Itad is responsible for leading all KM monitoring and evaluation activities. Our role is divided into two components. First, we generate knowledge through supporting BRACED Programme grantees with project monitoring and routine results reporting. Second, we are implementing research and evaluation activities at the programme, project and thematic level. The global focus of our work means that DFID, their focal countries and international partners will have access to shared knowledge about what works to strengthen resilience to climate extremes. Various methods are being employed such as theory of change, case-study and process-based approaches to measure resilience-building at different scales.
Itad’s consortium for delivering the Knowledge Manager function for BRACED comprises the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC), ENDA Energie, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, Thomson Reuters Foundation and the University of Nairobi.
Visit the BRACED website to find out more about the programme.Image © Tuareg and Shigini during Cure Salee, In-Gall, Niger. Photo Credit: Alfred Weidinger