Action research on strengthening the gender dimension of REDD+ SES in Nepal

July 31, 2012

An action research on Gender, Forest and REDD+SES was conducted in Nepal jointly by the REDD-Forestry and Climate Change Cell, WEDO and WOCAN with the support from the REDD+ Social and Environmental Standards (SES) Secretariat. The main objectives of the action research were to identify gender considerations that are relevant for the Nepal REDD+ Program, understand the importance of including a gender perspective on REDD+ standards and safeguards, and propose recommendations how the REDD+ SES in Nepal can be gender responsive and socially inclusive. 

Workshops were organized for women organizations and for policy makers. The outcomes of the workshop will support global and national level efforts of the Nepal government and institutions and will provide suggestions for the international safeguards and standards processes.