The breadth and ambition of international commitments to restore the environment often hide the failure to consult – and directly benefit – the communities who rely on the targeted landscapes. Furthermore, past initiatives have occasionally exacerbated existing social inequities. Therefore, involving local communities, institutions and interests is necessary for a sustainable environmental agenda.
By drawing on a broad range of stakeholders in an open discussion, the Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) agenda aims to fully incorporate gender-awareness and residents’ concerns. As a general theme, the panel will seek to identify conflicts and synergies between forest restoration, tenure security and gender equality.
Hosted by World Bank, Program on Forests (PROFOR), Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), The CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA), CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).