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Weekly News Alert Celebrating our 100th Issue ! 
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
Road to Sendai
PEDRR @ World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, 14-18 March
Events with PEDRR Partners
>Plenary Sessions

Ecosystems management and resilience
Time: 16.00-17.30, March 15
Venue: Sendai International Conference Centre, Hagi Hall
Reducing Underlying Risk Factors
Time: 10.00-11.30, March 16
Sendai International Conference Centre, Hagi Hall
Technological Hazards: From Risk Reduction to Recovery
Time: 13.00-14.30, March 14
Venue: Sendai International Conference Centre, Main Hall
Disaster Risk Transfer & Insurance
Time: 13.00-14.30, March 14
Venue: Sendai International Conference Centre, Hagi Hall
Business and Private Sector: Investing in Resilient Infrastructure
Time: 10.00-11.30, March 16
VenueSendai International Conference Centre, Main Hall

>Public forum events
Mainstreaming Ecosystem-based DRR
Time: 13.00-16.00, March 14
TKP Garden City Sendai Kotodai, Hall 1
A Recipe for Resilience
Time: 9.00-11.00, March 15
Venue: Tohoku University, Room B102
Integrated Water Cycle Management for Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainability
Time: 13.00-16.00, March 15
Venue: TKP Garden City Sendai Kotodai, Hall 2
Role of Higher-education institutions in advancing disaster risk knowledge and capacity building
Time: 9.00-12.00, March 16
Tokyo Electron Hall Miyagi, 401 Meeting Room
Practical experiences from an integrated approach towards disaster risk reduction
Time9.00-12.00, March 15
VenueTohoku University, Room B102
Insurance as contributors to problem solving and impact reduction
Time13.00-17.00, March 16
VenueTohoku University, Room B200
Disaster waste management at the time of huge disaster
Time: 14.30-18.00, March 17
Venue: Tohoku University, Centennial Hall (Hagi Hall)
Disasters and Human Security
Time: 9.00-14.00, March 18
Venue: Sendai Civic Auditorium, Meeting Room 1

>PEDRR Booth
Time: 9.00-17.00, March 14-18
Venue: Booth 
5-16, Sendai Mediatheque 5F/6F
Other Events related to Eco-DRR
>Plenary Sessions
Integrated Water Resource Management
Time: 12.00-13.30, March 15
Venue: Sendai International Conference Centre, Hagi Hall
Disaster and Climate Risk: Accelerating National and Local Initiatives
Time: 10.00-13.00, March 17
Venue: Sendai International Conference Centre, Main Hall
Communities Addressing Local Risks
Time: 12.00-13.30, March 16
Venue: Sendai International Conference Centre, Exhibition Hall 1
Risk Sensitive Investment: Public-Private Partnerships
Time: 15:00-18:00, March 16
VenueSendai International Conference Centre, Exhibition Hall 1

>Public forum events
Wise use of coastal ecosystems for DRR: mainstreaming and problems
Time: 13.00-16.00, March 15
Tohoku University, Room C206
Preventive action in water-related DRR (Delta Coalition)
Time: 18.00-20.00, March 16
Venue: Tohoku University, Room B103

Full list of PEDRR Events & Other Events related to Eco-DRR
PEDRR Inputs to the WCDRR
>PEDRR Key messages for the WCDRR
>PEDRR Position Paper on the post-2015 Global Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction
>IUCN Position Paper on the post-2015 Global Framwork on Disaster Risk Reduction
>PEDRR inputs to the January 28 streamlined document on the post-2015 framework on DRR (for negotiators)
Full list of PEDRR input papers.

Get Involved!
> Submit your blog on the WCDRR website and provide your insights on ecosystem-based solutions for disaster risk reduction and resilience.
> MOOC participants and Friends of PEDRR are invited to meet up in Sendai! Tuesday 17 March at 12PM at the PEDRR booth.
>Spread the word on the social medias: use the hashtags #EcoDRR #WCDRR #Road2Sendai and mention @PEDRRNetwork.
Featured Publication
Promoting Ecosystems for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation, Opportunities
for Integration

With case studies constributions from PEDRR partners, this discussion paper highlights opportunities for integration between DRR and CCA through ecosystem-based approaches.
Read full publication.
Indonesia and Netherlands launch
large coastal safety initiative in Java

Wetlands International coordinates a new five-year public-private partnership, as part of their "Building with Nature" programme. It aims at enhancing coastal safety on the North coast of Java. Plan is to build a 9 kms strip of permeable dams made of brush wood and 300,000 m2 of sediment nourishment to trap silt, regain lost land along the eroding coast  and support rehabilitation of mangroves as natural buffers against coastal hazards. Read more.
Celebrating our 100th Issue of the PEDRR newsletter
Two years ago, the first PEDRR weekly news alert was sent out. Now with 100 issues and more than 3,500 subscribers, it has come a long way! To thank all of the PEDRR Secretariat interns who have produced the newsletter and enhanced PEDRR's outreach activities, we gathered these selfies and photos.

Zinne Cowing, finishing her bachelor degree at the University of Waterloo, Canada

Tarah Srethwatanakul
Leila Rharade, Ana Gomez, Hélène van Rossum, current interns at PEDRR Secretariat

Tao Tao Shao

Rui Wang, enrolled in a graduate degree at CMU, Pittsburgh, USA

Satviki Varma

Jake Veepanat George, finishing his last semester at university

Yurie Shirakawa

Astrid Wilmotte

Mila Lomarda, now research associate at UNEP-GRID
Luisa Ferreira da Silva Borges, finishing her master's thesis in Portugal 
Conrad Flaczyk

Sophie Brown, finishing her master's degree in Paris and Mythili Menon

News Writer: Hélène van Rossum
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