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Issue 253  - April 09 - 13, 2018
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
PEDRR Shoutout :  Summer Course on Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction in the Tropics


For the second year running, the University of Gadjah Mada in Indonesia is hosting a Summer Course on Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction in the Tropics. Taking place from 29 July to 10 August 2018 in Yogyakarta, the Course includes in-class learning, fieldwork and cultural activities. Deadline for Applications: 15 May 2018. Read more here

Learning Opportunities
Capacity Building Workshop on Nature-Culture Linkages in Heritage Conservation in Asia and the Pacific: Disasters and Resilience
This year’s workshop on Nature-Culture Linkages in Heritage Conservation in Asia and the Pacific will be focusing on Disaster and Resilience. Organized by the UNESCO Chair on Nature-Culture Linkages in Heritage Conservation at the University of Tsukuba (Japan), it will take place from 21 September to 01  October 2018. Deadline for application: 07 May 2018. For more details see here
Green roads in Nepal prevent disasters
Its exposure to flood, landslides as well as soil erosion has made Nepal a highly vulnerable country. In collaboration with local communities who contribute their local knowledge, the use of vegetation and “bio-engineering” in road construction to stabilize slopes and reduce landslides has been promoted as a strategy to reduce disaster risks. Read the full article here
Call for a New Approach to Developing Climate Adaptation Strategies in the Caribbean
This article calls for a two-step approach to developing effective climate adaptation strategies, which includes ecosystem-based adaptation approaches and recognizing inter-relationships between climate change, the economy, environment, and society. Read more here
Will a flood barrier save Venice?
Venice’s hazard exposure to flooding is increasing, due to natural subsidence and climate change. Engineers have been working for many years on a flood barrier to protect the World Heritage Site and its inhabitants, but many have voiced concerns about the environmental implications. Read more here 
Featured Publications
Managing wetlands for disaster risk reduction: A case study of the eastern Free State, South Africa
Droughts, wildfires and floods are recurrent in the eastern Free State, South Africa. This article shows how better land-use and wetland management practices, together with public awareness, could help mitigate recurrent natural hazards. Read the publication here
Call for Applications
Strengthening Knowledge on the Linkage Between Gender-Based Violence and Environmental Issues
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Global Gender Office, in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is inviting case studies on the linkages between gender-based violence (GBV) and environmental issues. Some examples on the intersections between GBV and environment that may be considered for case study submissions include: Climate change mitigation (e.g. REDD+), Climate change adaptation measures, Environmental migrants and refugees, among other topic areas. For submissions, see here 
Job Vacancies
Regional Advisor for Disaster Risk Management 
Organization: Terre des hommes
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Closing date: ASAP

Internship on Communication
Organization: UN Environment
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Closing date: 18 April 2018
Intern Position
Organization: UN Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Closing date: 15 April 2018

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News Writer: Paola Fontanella Pisa 
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