The forest landscape restoration (FLR) approach is a forward-looking and dynamic approach that strengthens landscape resilience while creating opportunities to optimise ecosystem goods and services to meet livelihood needs. The equitable and active involvement of all stakeholders in FLR decision making, goal setting and implementation is fundamental. To guide assessment teams through FLR planning, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) developed the Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM) that assists countries in identifying opportunities and priority areas for restoration and in designing and implementing FLR interventions. Drawing on the example of Malawi and beyond, the brief introduces the developing process for a gender-responsive National Landscape Restoration Assessment (NLRS) and gives recommendations on how women can be empowered in the design and implementation of FLR processes.
Author: Jackelline Siles and Maria Prebble (IUCN Global Gender Office)
Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum