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Issue 198 - February 20 - 24, 2017
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation

Project Insights
Wadi Partners: Improving Food Security and Livelihoods in the Drylands of Darfur, Sudan

UN Environment, in partnership with Practical Action Sudan, State Government, and community organizations, promoted sustainable drylands and water resource management in North Darfur to enhance disaster resilience in five villages. For more information, access the full report and the short video on this project.
Featured Video
Mangrove Conservation for Improved Climate Resilience in the Limpopo River Basin – Mozambique
This bilingual video in Portuguese and English explains the importance of mangrove ecosystem conservation in improving communities’ resilience. Local coordinators of the USAID Southern Africa Resilience in the Limpopo River Basin (RESILIM) program and the Centre for the Sustainable Use of Coastal Zones in Mozambique show how these efforts can be replicated. 
Call for nominations
Equator Prize 2017
This year’s Equator Prize awards outstanding community and indigenous initiatives that advance nature-based solutions for local sustainable development. Nominations may be submitted in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Indonesian, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish until 8 March 2017. Check the eligibility criteria and access the online nomination system
Photo Contest
Wetlands Youth Photo Contest: Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction 

Until 2 March 2017, youth between 18 to 25 years old are invited to participate in the Wetlands Youth Photo Contest of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. Win a free flight to visit a Wetland of International Importance anywhere in the world. The photograph(s) must be any wetland that helps us cope with extreme weather events. See more details and participate.
Upcoming Event
11th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA11)
Hosted by the Government of Uganda, this year's conference theme is 'Harnessing natural resources and ecosystems for adaptation'. The CBA11 will take place in Kampala, Uganda, from 22-29 June 2017, and offers opportunities for field visits to community adaptation projects in Uganda.  Sign up to alerts, access the registration page and learn more about the event here.
Web Article
Green infrastructure Tools
The U.S Green Building Council (USGBC) reviewed green infrastructure’s many benefits, its presence in climate action planning, ways to optimize its impact and strategies on how best to avoid social equity pitfalls. Tools such as SITES, LEED and Parksmart are featured as useful guides for green infrastructure development. Continue reading. 
Scientific Corner
The Green Experiment: Cities, Green Stormwater Infrastructure, and Sustainability

The authors propose an experimental framework for policy, implementation, and subsequent evaluation of green stormwater infrastructure. Results indicate that green infrastructure plans should incorporate community involvement and communication, and an iterative process for knowledge production. Access the paper here.
Job Vacancies
Programme Specialist (DRR/DRM)
Organisation: UN Development Programme
Location: Dakar, Senegal
Closing Date: 09 March 2017
Project manager (Green Economy Coalition)
Organisation: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Location: London, UK
Closing Date: 01 March 2017

Policy Specialist (Energy)
Organisation: UN Development Programme
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Closing Date: 15 March 2017
For more information please see PEDRR's LinkedIn and the PEDRR Facebook page.
Carbon Operations Manager
Organisation: Microenergy Credits (MEC)
Location: Mumbai, India
Closing Date: until suitable applicant is found
Engineer or Economist in the fields of climate, energy or environment
Organisation: Centre International de Recherche sur l’Environnement et le Développement (CIRED)
Location: Paris, France
Closing Date: until suitable applicant is found
Coordinateur Technique Gestion des Risques de Catastrophe 
Organisation: Centre International de Recherche sur Organisation: Handicap International (HI)
Location: Vatomandry, Madagascar
Closing Date: 05 March 2017
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News Writer: Natalia T. D'Alessandro  
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