Joint infobrief set on gender equality and forest landscape restoration

Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) aims to achieve ecological integrity and enhance human well-being in deforested or degraded landscapes. Evidence shows that addressing gender equality and women’s rights is critical for addressing this dual objective. Against this backdrop, CIFOR and a number of partners hosted a Global Landscapes Forum workshop on FLR and gender equality in Nairobi, Kenya in November 2017. The objective of the workshop was to identify and discuss experiences, opportunities and challenges to advancing gender-responsive FLR in East African countries, as well as to join together various stakeholders working at the interface of gender and FLR as a community of practice. This brief set is a tangible outcome of this collaboration, featuring a number of useful lessons and recommendations rooted in the experience and expertise of partners in civil society, multilateral organizations, research community and private sector – all working in different ways to enhance the gender-responsiveness of restoration efforts.

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Author: Patti Kristjanson, Katharina Siegmann, Zeina Afif, Katherine Manchester (WBG), Jeannette Gurung (WOCAN); Zainabu Kakungulu (FAO); Ross Conroy, Forest Redlin, Dan McGovern and Tevis Howard (Komaza); Marlène Elias (Bioversity International); Jackelline Siles and Maria Prebble (IUCN Global Gender Office); Concepta Mukasa and Alice Tibazalika (AUPWAE); Ravic Nijbroek (CIAT) and Edna Wangui (Ohio University); Ana Maria Paez Valencia and Mary Crossland (World Agroforestry Centre/ Bangor University)

Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum

Language: English

Year: 2018