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SCF Newsletter | April 2022
SCF Announces Partners for Regional Events in 2022

SEI’s Strategic Collaborative Fund programme has selected organizations who will host regional environmental policy forums in 2022 on five key themes: disaster risk reduction, agri-food systems, circular economy, gender, and water resources management.


Manila Observatory

Climate Change Adaption and Disaster Risk Reduction: Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction in the context of COVID-19 and the climate crisis (Theme: Disaster Risk Reduction)


Climate-resilient practices to promote inclusive and sustainable agricultural systems and value chains (Theme: Agri-food systems)

Yunus Foundation in Thailand

Closing the loop: circular waste management in Asia’s cities (Theme: Circular economy)

National University of Laos

Improving water resources management and climate resilience by integrating socio-ecological systems thinking (Theme: Water resources management)

Huairou Commission

Rethinking climate adaptation and mitigation through gender transformative approaches and amplifying local agency (Theme: Gender)

Read the full announcement here.

For more information on these upcoming events, please check out the SCF events page.

Latest news from SCF Partners

 Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum) has   launched outcome documents of the ENVforum 2021 annual   conference on Circular Food Systems.

The policy briefs are the direct outcomes of the thematic streams that broke down the challenges into manageable areas with specific characteristics that require differential approaches. They were created as a result of interactive sessions based on experts’ input. Read the policy briefs here...

------------------------------ [SPEECH] Social media and its role in fighting climate change
In recent years there have been many important innovations in technology, infrastructure, and disaster management systems to help reduce risks and impacts. However, a significant challenge remains — how to make decision-making in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), climate change, and sustainable development more inclusive, participatory, and empowering. In today's age, social media plays an important role in this process — a powerful and transformative tool. Read the full speech...
------------------------------ [FEATURE] Living on the edge
Every year, thousands of hectares of land erode and fall into the rivers in Bangladesh. Rising water levels swallow homes and push families to poverty. Social media could play a significant role to reduce such disaster risks, writes Nahid Hasan. Read the story...
Mekong Institute will be organizing eight online safe-food courses in 2022 as part of the New Zealand Aid Programme-funded Project on Promoting Safe Food for Everyone.

For more information, please visit the site here.
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