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Issue 185 - Month November 08 - 11, 2016
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
Asia Regional Plan for the Implementation of the Sendai Framework
Following the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction 2016 (AMCDRR), this Outcome Document aims to guide efforts in Asia towards implementation of the Sendai Framework and acceleration of the 2030 sustainable development goals (SDGs). The Asia Regional Plan identifies the mainstreaming of ecosystem-based approaches as a key strategy to build reliance and reduce regional disaster risk.. Click here.
Project Insight
New mangroves project for the Philippines 
 © AFP News 2016
Super Typhoon Yolanda demonstrated mangroves and beach forests can offer significant protection to coastal communities. In light of more intense typhoons and hurricanes in the future, the Government of the Philippines have included the Mangrove and Beach Forest Development Project (MBFDP) as a key component under the National Greening Initiative. The MBFDP will lead to thousands of hectares of mangroves and coastal forests being seeded and rehabilitated across the Philippines for disaster risk reduction. Find out more. 
Featured Article
How planting trees can save lives
High-temperature urban heatwaves pose a significant risk to many global communities, killing more than 12,000 people from around the world every year. This report by The Nature Conservancy shows how planting trees can help cool the mean temperature of cities and filter dangerous air pollution. The report also documents 245 of the world’s largest cities which stand to gain the most from tree planting. Follow the link.
Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2016


Attached is a link to the inauguration of the AMCDRR, which features a host of key speakers including the Prime Minister of India  Narendra Modi and Robert Glasser,  UNISDR Special Representative of the United Nations. UN Environment co-organized a session on Eco-DRR for the AMCDRR together with Pragya India Ecosystems Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA). watch video here.

Upcoming Events 
The 5th African Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 


The 5th Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction will take place in Mauritius between 22-25 November. The forum will bring together African member states, intergovernmental organizations and development partners  to review the progress of the implementation of  regional and global disaster risk reduction efforts. The meeting will also feature an event organized by IUCN on Eco-DRR for Sustainable Development. Click here.
Job Vacancies
Emergency Response Manager
Organisation : Norwegian Refugee Council
Location:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Closing date: 22 November

Senior Advisor Agriculture and Livestock 
Organisation: Mercy Corps
Location: Portland, USA
Closing date: 19 November

For more information please see PEDRR's LinkedIn.
Biodiversity and Finance Internship 
Organisation: United Nations Development Programme
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Closing date: 18  November

Programme Officer Governance, Equity and Rights
Organisation: International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location: Gland, Switzerland
Closing Date:  01 December
Disaster Programme Specialist 

Organisation: American Red Cross
Location: Philadelphia, USA
Closing date: Not specified 

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News Writer: Lawson Brunnock.  
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