A deep and evolving understanding of gender underlies all of our activities, whether as a focus of specific studies, integrated in all research projects, or within our organization itself. Taking an intersectional, rights-based approach to gender equality, we also examine how gender intersects with ethnicity, wealth status, caste and age to influence outcomes.
CIFOR explores the dynamics of gender and forestry, tenure security, livelihoods, climate change policy, food security and nutrition, inclusive value chains, energy, migration and forest landscape restoration.
Our multi-pronged approach includes not only strategic gender research, but also investing in capacity development , strategic partnerships, outreach and engagement for enhancing the uptake of our work at multiple levels, as well as monitoring and adaptive learning for constantly enhancing our responsiveness and effectiveness. Using a variety of media – from videos to photo essays to research stories – we aim to amplify the voices of forest-reliant women, men and youth from around the world.