Sep 15, 2021

The Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction Cross-Regional Symposium


On the 15th and 16th of September 2021, The Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR)  organised its first cross-regional symposium. Spread over two days, the free virtual event allowed around 260 participants on Day 1 and 176 on Day 2 to deepen their understanding of Eco-DRR in a multitude of cultural and research contexts.










Thanks to a simultaneous Spanish translation, attendees tuned in from all PEDRR regional hubs, namely Europe/North America, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean and West Asia/MENA. The symposium also enabled greater connections between members of the PEDRR network with an interactive Miro board, on which participants introduced themselves, proposed new ideas and voted for their favourite posters. 

Those votes supported the PEDRR team in their choice of the PEDRR award winners transcribed below.


1. Education: Almira Geles L. De Mesa et al.
Examining Instruction methodologies for Eco-DRR in Human Ecology Education Programme in the Philippines


2. Field studies/work: Ma. Charisma T. Malenab et al.
Cultivating crops in lahar landscapes of Burgos-Eastern, Botolan, Zambales, The Philippines: Building Adaptation and Reducing Risks


3. Review/desk based work: Marta Vicarelli et al.
Ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction: a global review of their economic efficiency and equity outcomes


4. Broadening Eco-DRR to new horizons: Friends of Ecosystem-based Adaptation et al.
Ecosystem-based Adaptation in humanitarian and post-disaster contexts


5. Young researchers: Nathalie Sänger
Exploring factors that influence urban planners’ behavior towards green infrastructure for climate change adaptation in Bonn

Congratulations to all of you again. 


Additionally, we would like to thank everyone who gave a presentation or submitted a poster, as well as each participant for their attendance and valuable contributions.

All submitted posters can be found here



For anyone who would have missed this event or would like to see it again, recordings can be found on the PEDRR youtube channel.

Day 1

Day 2


If you would like to read about it instead, here are the PDF versions of those presentations.

Google Drive-Presentations

Finally, all the contact details of the attendees who wished to share them can be found in the following document.

PEDRR Cross-regional Symposium Miro Board

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