Building Resilient African Communities (BRACES)

In order to minimize vulnerability and enhance preparedness and coping capacity, the Namibia Red Cross Society (NRCS) and the American Red Cross (ARC) are working in partnership to implement a disaster risk reduction (DRR) project called Building Resilient African Communities (BRACES). The project’s key objectives are twofold. Firstly, it aims to enhance the disaster management capacity of the Red Cross at the national and branch level. Secondly, it aims to support the NRCS to implement DRR activities in vulnerable Zambezi river basin communities. These activities are meant to improve awareness and build resilience to the risks associated with flooding through trainings and organized planning that uses local capacities to prepare and mitigate risks.

American Red Cross
Maenzanise, S., and L. Braman


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