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Issue 206  April 17-21, 2017
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
PEDRR Shoutout : Upcoming Global Launch: ‘Water Shocks: Wetlands & Human Migration in the Sahel’

Wetlands International will launch a new report on ‘Water Shocks: Wetlands & Human Migration in the Sahel’ on 03 May 2017 at the Red Cross EU office in Brussels. The report highlights linkages of environmental degradation in the Sahel region and migration from Africa to Europe. The launch event will include a panel discussion; all are welcome to attend. Register for the event here.

Results of the Global Wetlands and DRR Youth Photo Contest
The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, as part of its Global Campaign on Wetlands and DRR, announced the winner of its Global Youth Photo Contest: Gabriel B. Mejia, from the Philippines, who had taken a photo of the Gabaldon floodpain in Nueva Ecija. Check out the winning photo and other finalists here.
Upcoming Events
Webinar on ‘What is next for Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation’
The International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) is holding a webinar on the 28 April, 2017 at 15:00 hrs CEST. With speaker Fabrice Renaud, Head of the Environmental Vulnerability and Ecosystem Services Section (EVES) at the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security, the webinar will focus on progress of ecosystem-based approaches for disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA). Check out more details and register here.
Project Insights
Kenya develops its first Wetlands Management Policy for enhancing disaster resilience 
Busia, Kenya, is experiencing severe water shortages. The country’s wetlands are impacted by unpredictable rainfall and unsustainable farming practices, leading to dry spells and severe droughts. Local communities who depend on wetlands for their livelihoods are at risk. In February 2017, the Government of Kenya launched its first Wetlands Management Policy to protect the country’s wetlands, hoping to restore their natural buffer against floods and droughts. Check out the full article here.
New Publications
Options for Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Coastal Environments: A Guide for Environmental Managers and Planners

Published by UN Environment, this guide provides an overview of different principles and concepts of coastal Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EBA), introducing different EBA options and relevant case studies. How EBA is related to disaster preparedness and ecosystem degradation is also discussed in the guide. The guide is geared towards environmental and adaptation managers and planners. Check out the full guide here.
Call for Submission
Designing Resilience 2017 International Open Competition is now calling for proposals

Designing Resilience 2017 will feature ‘Droughts & Water Scarcity’. Participants are welcome to submit proposals on innovative water solutions, at the urban planning, urban design, architecture, building technology or the industrial design scales, to tackle the challenge of drought or water scarcity. Check out more details for registration and proposal submissions here.
Job Vacancies
Sustainable Development Expert P3
Organization: Universal Postal Union
Location: Bern, Switzerland
Closing Date: 27 April 2017
Programme Management Officer (Liaison Officer) P4

Organization: United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Secretariat
Location: New York, United States
Closing Date: 19 May 2017

For more info about these job vacancies, please visit PEDRR's LinkedIn.
Project Officer
Organization: Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Closing Date: 30 April 2017
Coordinator of Policy, Advocacy and Communication

Organization: Wetlands International
Location: Bogor, Indonesia
Closing Date: 17 May 2017

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News Writer: KaSik Tong
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