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Issue 212 - May 29 - June 3, 2017
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
PEDRR Shoutout: Seven South American countries put the spotlight on linking biodiversity and Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) organized a Regional Workshop on "Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction for Sustainable development: The role of biodiversity” in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina from 15 – 17 March 2017. As part of the RELIEF KIT project, 40 representatives of NGOs and Governments from South America discussed how to improve design, implementation and scaling up of Eco-DRR measures in the region. To find more information, click here.
Project Insight
Steady flows: How a community in southern Laos takes disaster prevention into its own hands
In Southern Lao PDR, the Kamkok ethnic group was experiencing increased flash floods and decreased groundwater levels as a result of poor farming practices. In order to rebuild nature’s ability to regulate and supply water, they plan to gradually replant forests 50 km upstream from Kamkok. Check out more details of the project here.
Scientific Corner
Unpacking Changes in Mangrove Social-Ecological Systems: Lessons from Brazil, Zanzibar and Vietnam
Mangroves play a key role in maintaining coastal resilience. However, mangroves are under threat, including from climate change and more frequent extreme events. How mangroves systems are changing and adapting to these threats has become an emerging research topic. This newly published scientific article analysed the drivers, pressures, states, impacts, and responses of mangroves systems by examining multiple cases from Vietnam, Zanzibar, and Brazil. Check out the full article here.
New Publications
Mangroves annotated bibliography

This new annotated bibliography on mangroves has cited 117 books and articles that highlight both current and new interdisciplinary research that expand the scope of mangroves science. Check out the bibliography here.
Call for Submission
Mainstreaming Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction in Education: Call for Abstracts

Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management (DPMM) at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand is organizing an “International Expert Forum on Mainstreaming Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction in Education” on 1 -2 December 2017. The forum is now calling for abstracts in five thematic areas, including, (1) disaster risk governance, (2) disaster education and risk communication, (3) disaster risk engineering, science and technology, (4) humanities, social science and risk reduction and (5) sustainability, development and disaster risk. Submit your Eco-DRR abstract by 15 July 2017 through email to More information could be found here.
Upcoming Events
International Conference on Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Climate Change: Open for registration and calling for Abstracts
IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management, West & Central Asia is organizing an International Conference on Biodiversity, Ecosystem and Climate Change in collaboration with the University of Karachi from July 25-27, 2017 in Karachi, Pakistan. The conference is now calling for abstracts in fields of Biodiversity, Ecosystem and Climate Change. Submit your Eco-DRR abstracts for papers and posters on this topic by 19 June 2017. Read more details here.
Job Vacancies
Consultant: Development of A Regional Baseline and Investment Framework for the Southern Africa Development Community Subregional Action Plan to Combat Desertification 2015 - 2025
Organization: IUCN
Location: Southern Africa Region
Closing Date: 21 June 2017
Programme Management Officer, P4, Climate Change

Organization: United Nations Environment Programme
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Closing Date: 17 June 2017

Programme Specialist - DRR, P3
Organization: UNICEF
Location: Yangon, Myanmar
Closing Date: 18 June 2017

For more information please see PEDRR's LinkedIn.
International Consultant to assess and document good practices on disaster risk reduction for children’s resilience in Kazakhstan
Organization: UNICEF
Location: Astana, Kazakstan
Closing Date: 12 June 2017
International Consultant on Analysis of Corruption Risks and Development of Policies and Measures in the Forest and Climate Change Sector for Mongolia’s National REDD+ Strategy

Organization: United Nations Development Programme
Location: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Closing Date: 12 June 2017

Communications Consultant
Organization: United Nations Environment Programme
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Closing Date: 11 June 2017

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