Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED)
UK Department for International Development (DFID)
BRACED is helping people become more resilient to climate extremes in South and Southeast Asia and in the African Sahel countries and improving the integration of disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation methods into development approaches, BRACED seeks to mainstream policies and practices at the local, national and international level.
Fund Manager consortium led by KMPG with The Palladium Group and GCAP. KPMG East Africa is the BRACED Fund Manager implementing Components A and B grants of approx. £92 million over the three years.
I) Component A, (approx. £60 million) works in partnership with NGOs to build the resilience of people to cope with climate extremes in the Sahel.
II) Component B (approx. £40 million) is operating similarly to Component A in DFID focal countries at high risk of climate events.
Knowledge Manager lead by ODI : The Knowledge Manager brings together world leading expertise in country and regional engagement (Asian Disaster Preparedness Center and ENDA Energie), research (Overseas Development Institute and the University of Nairobi), monitoring and evaluation (Itad), learning and uptake (Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre), and communications and dissemination (Thomson Reuters Foundation).
The grants are managed by the Fund Manager with a Results team and a Finance Team, led by KPMG, who oversees the contract and financial management of the grants, monitors project progress including providing substantive technical support for timely delivery, and manages due diligence and compliance. DFID have appointed a Knowledge Manager, led by ODI, who are working to generate new knowledge, evidence and learning on resilience and adaptation in partnership with the BRACED projects and resilience community.
Annual monitoring visits by the FM, Quarterly reports by the Implementing Partners and Annual Report to DFID
Focus on communities in South and Southeast Asia, and in African Sahel countries.