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. 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 thetable 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
- 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