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BRACT Zimbabwe

Building resilience, transforming communities

BRACT, part of the Zimbabwe Resilience Building Fund (ZRBF), helps communities prepare and adapt to a changing climate and economic shocks, and stand up for their rights.

The programme's full title is: Building Resilience through improving the Absorptive and Adaptive Capacity for Transformation (BRACT) of at risk communities in Mutoko and Mudzi districts of Zimbabwe.

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    Our aims

    1. Improve capacity to anticipate, prepare and respond to shocks and stresses in order to maintain productive capacity.
    2. Develop diversified, viable livelihood options adapted to climatic and socio-economic shocks and stresses.
    3. Strengthen community voice and ability to engage service providers and enhance their participation in decision making.

      Key information

      Location

      Mudzi and Mutoko Districts of Mashonaland East Province of Zimbabwe

      Timescale

      Three years: 1 October 2017 – 30 September 2020

      Programme value

      USD$ 3,282,240

      Who we're supporting

      Vulnerable households that are affected by recurring shocks, mostly related to climate change.  

      We are building the capacity of 15,505 households, so they can absorb and adapt to unexpected shocks. Our aim is to strengthen the communities' ability to transform and adapt. 

      A minimum of 4,652 households (30%) are female headed.

      Implementing partners

      Christian Aid (lead partner)

      Community Technology Development Organisation (CTDO)

      Bio-Innovation Zimbabwe (BIZ)

      Silveira House (SH)

      Nyahunure Community Trust (NCT)

      Government of Zimbabwe

      Funded by

      European Union

      Swedish Government

      UK aid

      UNDP (technical partner)

      The Manyenga dam, in Mutoko District. Part of the BRACT programme, which is helping communities adapt to climate and socio-economic shocks in Zimbabwe.

      The Manyenga dam, in Mutoko District. Part of the BRACT programme, which is helping communities adapt to climate and socio-economic shocks in Zimbabwe.

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