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Weekly News Alert
Issue 180 - Month October 4 - 7, 2016
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
PEDRR Shoutout: Afghanistan Resilience Consortium promotes Eco-DRR/ CCA in 2016 Brussels Conference  
The Afghanistan Resilience Consortium (ARC) has published a position paper for 2016 Brussels Conference on Afghanistan, co-hosted by the European Union and the Government of Afghanistan. The position paper provides recommendations to the Government of Afghanistan, on how to implement integrated strategies for sustainable ecosystem management, to enhancing disaster and climate resilience at all levels of national planning. Over Follow the link for more information.

ARC © 2016
Save the Date!
World Wetlands Day 2nd February 2017, will focus on the role of wetlands in disaster risk reduction. Spread the word!

Ramsar © 2016
Upcoming Events 
October 13th is International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction
In celebration of International Day for Disaster Reduction, the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh, the Permanent Mission of Switzerland, UNDP and the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, are organizing a panel discussion at the UN Headquarters in New York. The Panel will discuss the role of DRR efforts in achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, with a special focus on successful country examples.
To learn more about what’s happening around the world click here. 

UNISDR © 2016
Featured Publication 
The Government of Japan releases new Handbook on Eco-DRR
The Ministry of the Environment in Japan has released an announcement and published a Handbook on the promotion of ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction across Japan. The effectiveness of conserving and restoring ecosystems to reduce exposure to natural hazards is highlighted.Click here.
Japan Environment Ministry © 2016
Featured Blog
Ethiopia's restored drylands offer new hope
Ethiopia is, historically, extremely vulnerable to floods, which cause mass displacement throughout the country. This article reviews how land restoration led by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)  is reducing the effects of droughts, while simultaneously providing economic benefits to the communities most at risk. The positive outcomes of land restoration include higher crop yields, improved groundwater functioning, and flood prevention.Click here.

Guardian © 2016 
Online Training 
 Ecosystem-based Adaptation webinar session  
The Federal Ministry for Environment of Germany, in partnership with the German Society for International Cooperation (GiZ), are hosting their 2nd webinar session on mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA). Taking place on 13 October, the webinar will focus on scoping and risk assessments. For more information on how to join the virtual conference, please follow this link.
Job Vacancies
Risk Education Project Manager
Organisation: Danis Demining group (DDG)
Location:  Slovyansk, Ukraine
Closing Date: 30 October 2016

Project Support Officer
Organisation: International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Closing Date: 17 October 2016
For more information please see PEDRR's LinkedIn.
Climate Change Internship
Organisation: Inter-American Development Bank  (IADB)
Location: Washington, USA
Closing Date: 16 October  2016

Environmental Economist Consultancy
Organisation: UN Environment
Location: Remote
Closing Date: Unspecified
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News Writer: Lawson Brunnock  
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