Enhancing effectiveness of forest landscape programs through gender-responsive actions

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Key messages

  • Gender-responsive actions can significantly improve performance of forest landscape projects and programs.
  • Enhancing women’s active participation, strengthening their land and tree tenure rights, and applying equitable benefit-sharing mechanisms, are key.
  • Developers of forest landscape programs and projects can take the following practical, genderresponsive actions to achieve more effective and equitable impacts:
    • Earmark training and technical assistance for women and youth.
    • Include budget line items for gender-targeted activities.
    • Include gender-specific actions and indicators.
    • Employ new mechanisms to channel funds directly to women and to measure the impacts of genderresponsive forest landscape efforts.


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