Restoration initiatives come in many sizes and shapes and take place in different environmental and socio-political landscapes. Evidence and experiences have shown that safeguarding the rights of local communities and promoting the voice and influence of their members in an equitable manner must be central in restoration to avoid perpetuating inequalities, to incentivize women and men to contribute to restoration efforts and to provide greater opportunities and enhanced wellbeing for women and men alike.
The objective of this interactive discussion forum is to extract, share and discuss concrete actions and conditions that have hindered or facilitated success in terms of rights, equality and wellbeing of local and indigenous women and men. The forum will feature three different restoration initiatives from East Africa, each presented by a restoration expert with practical experience from the field, followed by interaction with participants. The discussion will also sow the seeds for building an empirically grounded framework for understanding progress – or regression – in terms of equality and inclusion in the context of forest and landscape restoration, and provide guidance on how to integrate robust socioeconomic targets and indicators in national and global restoration efforts.
Solange Bandiaky-Badji, RRI
Janet Kabeberi Macharia , UN Environment
Ross Conroy, Komaza
Cecile Ndjebet, REFACOF
Marlène Elias, Bioversity International
Caroline Nguru, Nairobi Water Fund
Celine Butali, Vi Agroforestry
Launched this year, the brief highlights key attributes of national constitutions, laws, and regulations that play a fundamental role in protecting indigenous and rural women’s rights to community forests and other community lands.
A 2017 analysis of over 400 national laws and regulations, which evaluates the extent to which women’s rights to community forests are recognized by national law in 30 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) across Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Catalyzing Gender-Forests Actions | Profor Catalyzing Gender-Forests Actions . CHALLENGE. Taking gender into consideration in relation to forests mattersbecause how, why and where men and women access, use and manage forests differs. Being inspired by gender actions in forest landscapes around the world.