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Issue 102 - March 23 - 27, 2015
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
   PEDRR Shoutout - Summer School - Risk Sensitive  Environmental Management
This course provides key concepts of urban disaster resilience and focuses on the role of ecosystems in disaster resilience cities. Case studies featuring Himalayan ecosystems are discussed. This course has been developed by UNDP and CEPT University based in India. More information.
Dates: 2-20 June 2015.
Location: CEPT University, Ahmebadad, India.
"The impact of Natural Hazards and Disasters on Agriculture and Food and Nutrition Security"

Prepared as a briefing paper for the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction recently held in March 2015 in Sendai, this FAO publication calls for a better integration of disaster risk reduction into the agricultural sector. Data regarding the impact of natural disasters on the agricultural sector is lacking, although the sector absorbs 22% of the  total economic impact of disasters. Read full publication.
Scientific Corner
Not the earthquake's fault
Brian McAdoo and Lisabeth Paravisini-Gebert explain that pre-existing conditions of poor governance, environmental and land degradation have contributed to increase local vulnerability to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Read full article.
Source: McAdoo Brian, Paravisini-Gebert Lisabeth, Not the earthquake's fault, in Nature Geoscience, vol.4, 2011, p. 210-211.
Job Vacancies

Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) International Alliance
Position: Executive Director
Deadline: 01 April 2015
Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland
Antea Group
Position: Socio-economist to undertake vulnerability assessments
Deadline: 15 April 2015
Duty Station: Papua New Guinea

For more information please see PEDRR's LinkedIn.
Call for Proposals
Global Disaster Preparedness Center

The Global Disaster Preparedness Center calls for short videos illustrating best practices and efforts regarding Disaster Risk management. More information.
Deadline: April 03 2015
Food security project supports long-term resilience in remote island community in Fiji 

A Food Bank project is helping Yasawa Island's communities learn how to be resilient to disasters. This initiative encourages risk-resilient crops and improved farming techniques in order to enhance water and food security. It will be implemented in seven villages, including planting and crops storage as well as fundraising for post-disaster recovery. Read full article.

Keep it fresh or salty: An introductory guide to financing wetlands carbon programs and projects
This joint-report from IUCN, Conservation International and Wetlands International focuses on how to finance restoration and conservation of wetlands. Wetlands can serve as protection against hazards, but its maintenance may be challenged by the lack of funds, especially in developing countries. This guide provides tools to source funds for wetlands' conservation and restoration projects. Read full article.
SLE-Training Courses 2015

The Humboldt Universität of Berlin offers trainings on Disaster Risk Management as well as other courses related to environment and climate change. More information.

Date: July 20 to October 9 2015
Location: Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany
News Writer: Ana Gomez
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