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Issue 195: January 30 - February 3, 2017
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
   PEDRR Shoutout : World Wetlands Day Roundtable Discussion in Geneva

On 2nd February, a Roundtable Discussion on “Healthy Wetlands, Resilient Communities” for the Geneva community took place. More than 40 representatives from Permanent Missions in Geneva and approximately 150 people attended the event. The discussions described practical examples as well as challenges of promoting wetlands for disaster risk reduction. Access the PEDRR Facebook page to watch the event which was streamed live during the event. Over 1,000 events were registered around the world in celebration of World Wetlands Day. Check the map of events here.

Online Training
MOOC Course on Ecosystem Services
Available on the Coursera platform and produced by the University of Geneva and partners, this course will cover the technical, economic, and socio-political dimensions of using ecosystem services for sustainable development. PEDRR partners contributed to the course. Watch the introductory video and access the course page to learn more.
IUCN launches wetlands for resilience project in Lower Mekong countries
On the occasion of World Wetlands Day 2017, the International Union for Conservation of Nature launched a project that builds climate resilience by harnessing the benefits of wetlands in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, to be implemented until 2020. Continue reading.
Upcoming Event
9th ESP World Conference on Ecosystem Services
The 9th World Conference of the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) will be held in Shenzhen, China on 11-15 December 2017. The overarching theme this year will focus on the role of ecosystem services in ecosystem restoration and nature-based solutions. For information on the conference, access the website.
Regional Assessment on Eco-DRR and Biodiversity in Oceania

This IUCN report discusses ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR) in seven countries, considered most vulnerable to hazards: Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Samoa and Republic of Marshall Islands. Access the document to learn about their conclusions and recommendations. 
Online Tool New online publishing and knowledge-sharing platform for resilience practitioners
Developed in partnership with Blue State Digital, Thomson Reuters Foundation, and OnFrontiers, the platform offers the latest news, opinions, research, and events from a diverse community of resilience experts to help cities, organizations, and communities prepare for, respond to, and build resilience to crises. Get access here.
Job Vacancies
Urban Conservation Director
Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Closing Date: 15 February 2017

Director General
Organization: International Water Management Institute
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Closing Date: 21 February 2017

For more information please see PEDRR's LinkedIn.
Summer Internship – Citizen Science and Research 
Organization: Milwaukee’s Urban Ecology Center
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Closing Date: 15 February 2017

Science and Research Officer
Organization: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location: Yaoundé, Cameroon
Closing Date: 19 February 2017
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News Writer: Natalia T. D'Alessandro  
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