Welcome to the eigth edition of the FTA Gender Integration Team Newsletter: Focus on Gender. On this issue we would like to commemorate the International Day of Rural Women and invite you to knowledge and celebrate rural women for the contributions they make to their households, their communities and their landscapes. Please feel free to share with us any gender and forests related resources, tools or information you may have. Your comments and feedback on the newsletter are welcome and encouraged. To get in touch, please email Ana Maria Paez Valencia.
In this photo essay, rural women from all over the world have their say. Listen to their stories and see their photos
To celebrate the UN International Day of Rural Women, CIFOR’s Gender Coordinator Dr. Bimbika Sijapati Basnett shares her views on the progress and the challenges for women living and working in rural areas.
Researcher: Elok Mulyoutami, Local Ecological Knowledge & Farming System Analyst, World Agroforestry Centre ICRAF “Group discussions are used to identify the gender roles and knowledge regarding agriculture production, livelihoods and natural resource management. That way, the communities can identify for themselves that each gender holds crucial knowledge and skills. They can understand the importance of a gender-equitable approach…”
COP 22 Marrakesh:The FTA gender integration team is partnering with a wide range of organizations to organize the following events in conjunction with the UNFCCC COP22 in Marrakesh:12 November – Skills share session at the GGCA Innovation Forum 14 November – Gender in Climate Policy – Translating Global Mandates into National Policy and Action 16 November – High-level panel discussion at Global Landscapes Forum
Bogota, Colombia October 11-12: Encuentro Latinoamericano “Tierra, territorio y derechos de las mujeres afrodescendientes’ – organized by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) the workshop brings together women leaders across the Latin American region, including government, experts, and donors around the topic of women tenure rights in collective systems.
Cancun, Mexico December 9: Forest and Agriculture Day at the Rio Conventions’ Pavilion during the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 13) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) – The CBD Secretariat organizes the day in collaboration with various partners including Bioversity International, CIFOR and ICRAF where Gender will be a cross-cutting theme.
The Book ‘Gender and Forests’garnered international attention among decision-makers and communicators at FAO’s Forestry Week and the Committee on Forestry (COFO) in July in Rome and at the Joint Workshop of the UNECE-FAO Forest Communicators Network and IUFRO Communications and Public Relations Working Party in Portland, Oregon (USA) in August. Watch a short video produced by FAO where one of the authors Carol Colfer delivered powerful messages about why and how gender matters in research and practice on forests.
This newsletter is a product of the collaboration between the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bioversity International, and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) as part of the Research Program on Forest, Trees and Agroforestry of the CGIAR.
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The CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) is the world’s largest research for development program to enhance the role of forests, trees and agroforestry in sustainable development and food security and to address climate change. CIFOR leads FTA in partnership with Bioversity International, CATIE, CIRAD, ICRAF, INBAR and TBI.