Building resilience and adaptation to climate extremes and disasters programme (BRACED)
BRACED provides funding for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to build the resilience of people to extreme climate events in selected countries in the Sahel, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
BRACED Project Development Grants (PDGs) have now been awarded, and projects are currently underway, see attached document with the list of projects (PDF, 25KB, 5 pages) . The guidance document and application form for full funding are available below. Only projects with an existing PDG are eligible to apply for full funding from BRACED. Proposals for the permanent Fund Manager and Knowledge Manager for BRACED have now been submitted and are currently being evaluated.
Climate is changing and the most immediate impact is likely to be from extreme climate events such as droughts, floods, storms and cyclones. The 2012 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events (SREX) and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation provides clear evidence that climate change has already affected the magnitude and frequency of some climate extremes.
The UK’s Humanitarian and Emergency Response Review (HERR) predicted that globally 375 million people a year will be affected by climate-related disasters by 2015, and recommended that DFID should integrate the threat from climate change and other potential hazards into disaster risk reduction. The BRACED programme is part of DFID’s response to this recommendation.
BRACED is expected 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. In addition, through helping improve national policies and institutions to better integrate disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate adaptation and development approaches, we expect the programme to indirectly help many millions more.
To help deliver these results DFID has issued a call for proposals from consortia, alliances and partnerships led by NGOs to scale up proven technologies and practices in the Sahel (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Senegal) and in selected DFID focal countries (Burma, Nepal, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, and Mozambique) at most risk of climate extremes.
Links to the full guidance on the call and an application form can be found below. Please also read the questions and answers (PDF, 567KB, 22 pages) table and the additional guidance on definitions on direct beneficiaries below.
All application for grants must be submitted electronically to BRACED@dfid.gov.uk by 11:59pm BST on 31 July 2014.
Documents for project grant applicants
Interactive map of development phase BRACED projects: please select slide show format in order to use (MS Powerpoint Presentation, 5.14MB)
Early Value for Money AdaptationToolkit (PDF, 5.98MB, 122 pages)
Early Value for Money Adaptation report (PDF, 3.09MB, 57 pages)
interim Monitoring and Evaluation Guidance for the BRACED Programme II:16 May 2014 (MS Powerpoint Presentation, 358KB)
number of people whose resilience has been improved: KPI 4 guidance (PDF, 1.01MB, 31 pages)
number of people supported to cope: revised KPI 1 guidance specific to BRACED (PDF, 159KB, 5 pages)
revised BRACED programme logframe introductory document (PDF, 613KB, 11 pages)
revised BRACED programme logframe (MS Excel Spreadsheet, 38.2KB)
monthly update report template (MS Word Document, 54.5KB)
final report template (MS Word Document, 71KB)
questions and answers (PDF, 567KB, 22 pages)
application guidelines (PDF, 971KB, 58 pages)
full proposal application form (MS Word Document, 83.6KB)
logframe template (MS Excel Spreadsheet, 12.6KB)
- How to Note for Logframes - updated October 2013
- Building climate resilience in the Sahel
Women, Girls and Disasters (PDF, 597KB, 54 pages)
summary of International Climate Fund key performance indicators (PDF, 21.3KB, 2 pages)
workshop of 30 January 2014: minute (PDF, 556KB, 10 pages)
meeting with BRACED grantees 30 January 2014: presentation (PDF, 938KB, 8 pages)
measuring resilience: progress to date (PDF, 139KB, 11 pages)
portfolio overview workshop 30 January 2014 (PDF, 493KB, 9 pages)
project development phase workshop 30 January 2014 (PDF, 338KB, 6 pages)
- Monitoring and Evaluation questions and answers (PDF, 481KB, 14 pages)
- Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI’s) approach to effectiveness and value for money
- DFID’s corporate governance expectations of CSOs and due diligence. Summarised DFID’s expectations on due diligence required from CSOs. This is based on experience from DFID’s Global Poverty Action Fund
- KPMG Pre-grant due diligence guidance. This has been prepared for due diligence for CSOs applying for grants under DFID’s Global Poverty Action Fund. However, the principles and practices outlined in the guide are relevant to the due diligence that will be required under the BRACED programme
- BOND - the UK membership body for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in international development
- BOND’s guidance on Value for Money (VfM)
- DFID’s approach to improving the lives of girls and women
- DFID How To Note on scoring projects
- DFID’s Global Poverty Action Fund
Published: 3 September 2013
Updated: 26 August 2014
- Added: Interactive map of development phase BRACED projects – please select slide show format in order to use
- Added: Early VfM AdaptationToolkit and Early VfM Adaptation report
- interim Monitoring and Evaluation Guidance for the BRACED Programme II: 16 May 2014 added
- New and revised documents added: KPI 4 guidance: Number of people whose resilience has been improved Revised KPI 1 guidance specific to BRACED : Number of people supported to cope Revised BRACED programme logframe introductory document Revised BRACED programme logframe
- Updated Monitoring and Evaluation questions and answers added 2 June 2014 version
- Removal of paragraph about meeting on 19 September 2013.
- Revised questions and answers doc added 15 May 2014
- Revised version of questions and answers document added 12 May 2014
- Questions and answers document updated 24 April 2014
- Monthly report template updated
- Revised questions and answers document added
- Revised version of question and answers added.
- Application guidelines and application form added
- Assessing the impact of ICF programmes on household and community resilience to climate variability and climate change: Draft
- Revised version of BRACED: Additional guidance, corections and frequently asked questions 07/11/2013 added
- Updated version of "additional guidance, corrections and frequently asked questions": added summary of International Climate Fund key performance indicators added
- guidance on definition of direct beneficiaries’ updated 22 October 2013 additional guidance, corrections and FAQs’ updated 21 October 2013
- added additional pdf
- Links added to minutes and powerpoint presentations from meetings on 18 September and 1 October 2013
- updated text
- new documents added ie presentation and ICF methodology
- Frequently asked questions added
- New logical framework for BRACED programme added to "Documents"
- First published.