The DFID Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and
Disasters (BRACED) Programme is a multi-year programme under the UK
International Climate Fund (ICF). BRACED will scale up funding to
Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) interventions that build community
resilience to extreme climate events in 10 countries, including 5
countries in the Sahel. The objectives of the programme are to directly
build resilience to climate change in a number of communities; to build
evidence on what works on adaptation and disaster risk reduction; and to
develop national and international capacity and capability on response
to climate-related disasters.
This Evidence Paper presents results from two phases of work. Phase I of
this work was a rapid review which aimed to identify: (i) which NGOs are
potential partners in the programme countries and what constraints they
face in scaling up their programmes; (ii) what types of activities these
partners are likely to implement if DFID funding were available; and
(iii) what are the expected results from these activities. Consultations
with a sample of international NGOs and DFID regional advisors
demonstrated evidence of a strong demand for support in the NGO
resilience community for the scale-up of resilience-building initiatives
in the Sahel. Through interviews with 5 NGOs, phase I provided
illustrative examples of expected results from programme activities.
Phase II built on this research through engaging a greater number of
stakeholders and reviewing an extended list of secondary data to develop
an ‘illustrative pipeline portfolio’ of activities for BRACED.
The Evidence Paper presents the results of the research and is
structured according to the following questions:
1. Which NGOs (in the Sahel and DFID focal countries in Sub Saharan
Africa and South Asia) are potential partners in the programme countries
and what constraints (including financial and policy and institutional
environment) do they face in scaling up their programmes?
2. What types of activities are these partners likely to implement if
DFID funding were available; and what scale of finance do they require
to implement activities over three years?
3. What are the expected results from NGO programmes that BRACED could
support, and what are the baselines that NGOs would be working from?
Standley, S. Paper: On the potential of NGOs to build resilience to climate extremes and disasters in the Sahel and a selection of DFID priority countries. Evidence on Demand, UK (2013) 25 pp. [DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12774/eod_cr.july2013.standley]