Knowledge Sharing for Climate Change Adaption

Resource for Theme 'Poverty and vulnerability'

Building climate resilience in the Sahel


admin | 2013-09-25 19:39


Date of publication: 2013-09-25

Associated Organization: IIED, DFID

Themes: Poverty and vulnerability

Regions: West Africa

Countries: Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal


This paper presents evidence about ways to build more resilient livelihoods in the Sahel, drawing on an extensive literature from academic case studies, project reports, and government documents. It focuses on the Sahel as a whole, but pays particular attention to Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger. It also draws on experience from other dryland regions in terms of policy and practice aimed at increasing resilience. Each section identifies issues that challenge resilience and then summarises evidence on the opportunities for how these challenges can be addressed. It has been commissioned by DFID to contribute to the development of their proposed Sahel Climate Resilience Fund and the businesses cases for social protection work in the Sahel and BRACED programme.

The paper is a draft developed to inform proposals for the DFID BRACED programme. A shorter, edited version will be published next month.

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