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  • We need wetlands: The urgent case for global wetland targets

    06/07/2022 - As critical COP15 negotiations took place in Nairobi in June 2022, Wetlands International has produced a white paper calling for urgent global wetlands targets to be adopted internationally and met within the next decade. We need wetlands!
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  • Working with nature deepens humanitarian work

    30/05/2022 - Analyses of vulnerability show that poverty is usually an important factor in explaining why natural hazards turn into a disaster. It matters where people live, how they live, and how they manage their environment. Vulnerability arises, among other things, in places where the natural environment no longer acts as a buffer.
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  • Nature-based Solutions to accelerate Sendai and beyond

    19/05/2022 - If joining the Global Platform for DRR next week, please join this session on Nature-based Solutions, to be held 26 May, 16:30 - 18:00 (Bali UTC+8). It will look cross-thematically at the Global Platform’s themes and address how Nature-based solutions can contribute to the implementation of the Sendai Framework 2015-2030 and what is still needed at country level.
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  • Ensuring the Global Biodiversity Framework prioritises measures to safeguard wetlands and wetland biodiversity

    30/03/2022 - Wetlands cover just 7 percent of the planet but are home to 40% of the world’s biodiversity. They should be better protected!
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  • Wetlands: a Vital Artery for a Secure Sahel

    21/03/2022 - Wetlands International at the World Water Forum: a Vital Artery for a Secure Sahel (21-26 March 2022). How are the key actors aiming to strengthen the safeguarding and restoration of wetlands in order to benefit more from all its constructive roles in a context increasingly affected by climate change?
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  • Podcast on gender issues and nature based solutions

    16/03/2022 - Welcome to Talks 4 Action Episode 3! In honor of International Women’s day, this episode talks about #Breakthebias, gender issues, and Nature-based Solutions
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  • PfR's Autumn Newsletter is out!

    10/11/2021 - A series of disaster events in the last few months reminded us of the ongoing climate crisis. Partners for Resilience, together with other organizations and networks, continues to support the implementation of international climate agreements. Read more about it in our newsletter.
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  • Passing the Baton, PfR's final report Dialogue & Dissent

    27/10/2021 - After 5 years of implementiation the programme Dialogue & Dissent, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the programme has been completed and is being taken forward by the local partner organisations that were involved. Read more about the results in the final report "Passing the Baton".
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  • Celebrating International DRR Day, 13 October 2021

    13/10/2021 - This years International DRR Day focuses on the importance of international cooperation and funding for disaster risk reduction to build resilience and reduce losses. With ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction proving itself to be an effective way to protect both rural and urban communities, investing in Eco-DRR is a no-regret choice.
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  • Restoring Uganda’s Aswa Basin

    08/09/2021 - This story shows a great example from Uganda about the restoration of degraded eco-systems, realized by local farmers. They were trained  by Wetlands International under the Partners for Resilience Eco-DRR programme, supported by UN Environment Programme and European Union.
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Programmes

 

  • Dialogue and Dissent Strengthening the capacity of civil society to engage in dialogues with stakeholders for improved disaster risk reduction policies, practices, and investments.
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  • Up-scaling Eco-DRR Increasing communities resilience and reducing disaster risks through ecosystem-based solutions.
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