Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED), is a  £140m project designed to improve the resilience of the most poor to climate extremes and shocks. There are 13 BRACED consortia in 15 countries across the Sahel and southeast Asia.

Concern Worldwide is the lead agency for one consortium working in the Darfur region of Sudan and eastern Chad. The consortium includes Concern Chad, Concern Sudan, Tufts, the World Agroforestry Center, and Al Massar. The three year program (2015-2017) involves a number of integrated elements including climate smart agriculture, nutrition interventions, water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions, early warning mechanisms, and disaster risk reduction.

The Feinstein Center is leading an applied research program on resilience linked with policy, practice and  learning. This includes five elements:

  • Baseline and endline surveys in the program areas
  • A longitudinal study on livelihoods, nutrition and resilience
  • A pastoralism learning for advocacy program
  • Technical support for early warning mechanisms in Chad
  • Advisory support to a community based Market Monitoring and Trade Analysis System in the Darfur region

We have engaged with stakeholders from the program areas up to national and international levels from the start of this work to ensure their engagement, endorsement, and uptake of research findings and recommendations.

Learn more about other BRACED projects here.