Enhancing effectiveness of forest landscape programs through gender-responsive actions

Enhancing effectiveness of forest landscape programs through gender-responsive actions

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.

Authors: Kristjanson, P.; Siegmann, K.; Afif, Z.; Manchester, K.; Gurung, J.

Topic: landscape, gender

Series: GLF Brief no. 1

Pages: 4p

Publisher: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia

Publication Year: 2018


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