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Issue 265 - July 2 - 6, 2018
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
PEDRR Shoutout : PEDRR partners at the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, 3 to 6 July 2018 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia


The 2018 Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will take place from 3 to 6 July 2018 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 

Wetlands International will be organizing a side event on “Wetlands as natural infrastructure for reducing disaster risk” on July 5, 2018 from 9:00am to 10:00am in the Soyombo Room 2 of the Best Western Premier Hotel. The event will discuss how healthy wetlands reduce disaster risks, using examples from India, Indonesia and Philippines, and reflect on best practices and implementation. For more information on this event, click here.

Global Fire Monitoring Centre and partners will also be organizing a side event on “Climate change and Disaster Risk Reduction” on July 5, 2018, from 4:30pm to 6:30pm in the Moscow Room of the Shangri-La Hotel. The Asia-Pacific forestry sector is undergoing unprecedented changes as economies grow rapidly and demand on forests for goods and services accelerate. Already the impacts of these changes are being felt within and outside the region and have undermined long-term sustainability. For more information on the event, click here.
Call  for Submissions
Link gender knowledge and Eco-DRR!

The Mountain Ecosystems Specialists Group of the IUCN Commission on Ecosystems Management (CEM) invites submissions of case studies on gender specific knowledge for ecosystem management in mountain regions. The case studies can showcase successful or unsuccessful attempts at integrating gender within ecosystem management practices, whether at the regional, national, sub-national, or local level. Submit your experiences linking gender and Eco-DRR! Abstracts need to be submitted by 15 July 2018. For more information and the submission procedures, click here.
Jamaica gets approval for climate resilience work in Annotto Bay
The Adaptation Fund Board approved the Government of Jamaica’s proposal to focus on climate change adaptation through building coastal resilience in the North-Eastern section of the country. Annotto, Buff and Orange Bays are generally impacted by wave action during hurricanes and tropical storms. This project will benefit communities in these exposed areas. Activities include watershed rehabilitation through reforestation for flood risk reduction and land husbandry improvement in watersheds surrounding the Bays. Read more here.

How do we reduce disaster risk in river deltas?

Coastal river deltas are important hot spots of global change and, being highly populated, are ecologically and economically important hubs. Their dynamic nature puts them at risk of flooding and erosion, which are expected to intensify with climate change. To support the planning of targeted risk reduction and adaptation strategies, including ecosystem-based solutions, the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-IEHS) developed an innovative assessment methodology to analyse risks in deltas to support resilience efforts in these regions. Read more here.
Upcoming Events
Summer school on gender, disasters and climate risk, 17 - 21 September 2018

The Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety of Lund University is organizing a Summer School on Gender, Disasters and Climate Risk on 17-21 September 2018 in Lund, Sweden, in collaboration with the Centre for Gender and Disaster at the Institute for Risk and Disaster Recovery of University College London (UCL). The deadline for application through email is July 31, 2018. For more information and application procedures, click here.

Special Thanks


The PEDRR Secretariat would like to thank Paola Fontanella Pisa, who managed the PEDRR Secretariat and all its related activities during the last 4 months. Paola’s motivation, enthusiasm and great work ethic were very much appreciated.  We wish her best of luck in her future endeavours! 
Job Vacancies
Associate Professional – Division of Country Programming (Africa Regional Desk)
Organization: Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Location:  Icheon, Republic of South Korea
Closing date: 18 July 2018

Entreprise Resource Planning Support Officer
Organization: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location: Headquarters, Gland, Switzerland
Closing date: 09 July 2018

For more information please see PEDRR's LinkedIn.
Senior International Climate Change Adaptation Consultant
Organization: Atkins
Location: Peterborough, Oxford, Epsom, or London, UK
Closing date: until suitable applicant is found

Organization: New Climate Institute (NCI)
Location: Berlin, Germany
Closing date: Until suitable applicant is found
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News Writer: Louiza Belilet 
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