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Issue 182 - Month October 18 - 21, 2016
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
PEDRR Shoutout: National workshop on Eco-DRR for improving community resilience in Nepal  

Rural roads serve as key lifelines for many communities in Nepal, but they also cause erosion, shallow landslides, and river sedimentation. As a solution, “eco-safe roads,” or those that incorporate soil bio-engineering techniques minimise negative environmental impacts, and thus help reduce economic losses and even enhance local livelihoods. This was the main discussion at a 2 day workshop organized by the Government of Nepal’s Department of Soil Conservation and Watershed Management (DSCWM), IUCN Nepal and University of Lausanne (UNIL), which brought together international and Nepali landslide scientists, students, practitioners, and NGOs working in this field. To find out more about the IUCN work in Nepal please Follow the link.
Featured Article 
Mayors take care of your wetlands.
The Habitat-III UN Conference on Sustainable Housing and Development was held in Quito, Ecuador, between 17-20 October. In this article, Wetlands International urges decision makers at the conference to integrate natural buffers to help reduce flood and erosion risk in urban development. Click here.
             © Work for Wetlands 2016
Call for Proposals  
Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2017
The 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction will take place in Cancun, Mexico, between 22-26 May, and will be hosted by the Government of Mexico.  To ensure an inclusive, multi-stakeholder approach, UNISDR invites interested experts and stakeholders to shape the various sessions, including on Eco-DRR, by joining the organizing teams.Follow the link for more information.
Save the Date
Stakeholder Information Day on natural and cultural heritage-based solutions 
On  08 December, the European Commission is organizing a stakeholder information day in Brussels on “Responding to Societal Issues through Natural and Cultural Heritage-Based Solutions”. The aim of the event is to present an updated work programme for Horizon 2020 and to facilitate networking and partnership opportunities. Click here.
Free disaster reduction online training course 
Starting 05 November, the Cooperation & Development Center at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)  Switzerland, will launch its Open Online Course: A Resilient Future - Science and Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction. The online sessions introduce participants to existing and emerging technologies for sustainable development and features a substantive chapter on Eco-DRR. For more information on how to register follow the link!
Tackling climate change and disaster risks
As a contribution to the Environmental Education Online Course: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Discussing Wicked Problems, Marisol Estrella, Disaster Risk Reduction Programme Coordinator at UN Environment, outlines how disasters and climate change can be tackled through ecosystem-based approaches.View video here.
Job Vacancies
Project Manager Hurricane Mathew
Organization: American Red Cross
Location: Port au Prince, Haiti 
Closing Date: 28 October

Energy and Environment Communications Officer 
Organization: UN Development Program
Location: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Closing Date: 7 November
For more information please see PEDRR's LinkedIn.
Internship Disaster Risk Reduction  
Organization:UN Environment/PEDRR Secretariat
Location: Geneva, Switzerland 
Closing Date: 28 October 

Energy efficiency consultant  
Organization: UN Environment
Location: Home-based
Closing date:  23 November 

Hazard Waste Specialist 
Organization: UN Environment
Location: Home-based
Closing Date: 23 November   
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News Writer: Lawson Brunnock   
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