The Programme Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED), aims to improve the integration of disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation methods into development approaches. BRACED is implemented by 15 consortia to build the resilience of sedentary and nomadic populations in 13 countries across Africa, South and South-East Asia. The Project aiming at improving community resilience through climate smart agriculture, health, and early warning systems is implemented in Chad and Sudan. This BRACED project is led by Concern Worldwide in eastern Chad and western Sudan. Concern teams lead the implementation at the community level, and closely cooperate with the local NGO AlMassar in Sudan. The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) works primarily in Chad to introduce new agroforestry, soil conservation and watershed management techniques, while the Feinstein International Center of Tufts University acts as the primary research and evaluation partner.
ICRAF will establish one sentinel site by which land health data will be corrected from 160 plots. The result on land health constriantes and targeted interventions will enable CONCERN to up scale similar approuches and results within and perhaps beyond the project site.