Applying resilience thinking in BRACED – how resilience is interpreted in consortia projects and processes

Strengthening the resilience of rural households to climate extremes and disasters has been the focus of the Christian Aid-led DFID-funded BRACED programme in Ethiopia (CIARE) and Burkina Faso (Zaman Lebidi). Faced with droughts and flooding of increasing frequency and intensity due to the effects of climate variability and global environmental changes, the projects in both countries have adopted a consortium approach to address multiple elements of vulnerability, with diverse partners working to strengthen climate information services, risk communication, behavioural change, skills and technology, governance issues and access to livelihood assets. In both projects, researchers at King’s College London (KCL) lead on learning and resilience research.