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Issue 241 - January 15 - 19, 2018
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
PEDRR Shoutout : Disaster and Ecosystems Expert Track Launch

Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate - The Expert Track is back!
Live on 15 January through 28 February, 2018.

This course is for professionals and students who seek more in-depth learning and skills development in applying ecosystem-based tools for disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR) and adaptation (EbA). The Expert Track consists of 15 units of 60 minutes each with video- presentations and accompanying self-study booklets, quizzes and a peer reviewed final assessment. The course runs over four weeks, with four hours per week. There are no pre-requisites for joining this course, however you will be able to follow along more easily if you have already taken the “Leadership track” prior. The Expert track is thus instructor-paced, with instructor presence and feedback, while the Leadership-track is student-paced and open until March, 2018. 

Register here:

Project Insights
Waterway Embankment Demonstrations Prove Successful
After two years, the efforts to secure the shoreline embankment along the Gulf Intra-Coastal Waterway near LaRose, Louisiana, have been met with great success. The GIWW Shoreline Restoration Project was America’s Wetland Foundation’s demonstration of new technologies being utilized to fortify earthen berms against erosion. This approach prevents saltwater intrusion into the waterway which threatens fresh water marshes. Read more about the challenges to strengthening shorelines here.
Featured Publications
Compendium of best practices on DRR and Sustainable Land Management
This publication highlights the link between Sustainable Land Management and Disaster Risk Reduction. This compendium serves as a tool to assist planners, advisors, and development consultants applying best SLM-DRR practices. Read more here.
Enhancing Urban Resilience with Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction
This guide provides information on different strategies to promote resilience in urban areas against climate based disasters in the Asia-Pacific region. By providing a greater understanding of the inter-relation of peri-urban and urban areas, this report gives weight to both the importance of mainstreaming the integration of climate change adaptation and Eco-DRR. Read more about the different strategies here.
Reducing Vulnerabilities of Urban Poor and Children through Urban and Peri-Urban Ecosystems

This publication illustrates how climate risks impact poor urban children and draws attention to the role of ecosystems in climate change adaptation. It enhances understanding of the importance of peri-urban ecosystems for disaster risk reduction and the need to reduce ecosystem degradation. Read the full paper here.
Job Vacancies
Programme Manager
Organization: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location: Asia Regional Office, Bangkok, Thailand
Closing date: 18 January 2018

Project Officer
Organization: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location: Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Belgrade, Serbia
Closing date: 21 January 2018
Technical Expert
Organisation: Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (hosted by UNOPS)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Closing date: 31 January 2018

For more information about these hob vacancies, please visit PEDRR's LinkedIn
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News Writer: Stephen Lee 
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