Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) under the RIC4REC (Reinforcement of Community Initiatives for Resilience to Climate-Related Stresses Project) in Mali
Duration: 16/Nov/2015 - 31/Oct/2017
Locations: West and Central Africa / Mali
Project contact: Dr Birhanu Zemadim Birhanu (Z.Birhanu@cgiar.org)
Donor: National Agricultural Research Systems/Institutes
CGIAR Research Program: Dryland Cereals
In Mali, the project RIC4REC (Reinforcement of Community Initiatives for Resilience to Climate-Related Stresses) is led by IRD and is designed to increase the resiliency of 264,000 people who are vulnerable to complex climate risks, including varying seasonal rainfall patterns and precipitation levels as well as extreme events such as droughts and floods. It is also designed to help communities identify, reinforce and scale-up their unique adaptive capacities. Through community-led disaster risk management, RIC4REC will strengthen social cohesion, climate-adapted livelihoods and natural resource management in Koulikoro, SÃ©gou, and Mopti. RIC4RECâ€™s context specific adaptation measures empower vulnerable people to protect themselves against asset loss and build new economic opportunities, while emphasizing the central role of women.