Grant Program 2014/2015 - DFID: Building resilience and adaptation to climate extremes and disasters programme (BRACED)
Monday, June 2, 2014 0 comments
Closing Date: July 31,2014.
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. 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.
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