Recent News

January 28, 2017

WOCAN and REDD+ IC (Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, Implementation Centre) organized the inception meeting on 23 January in Kathmandu, Nepal. There were a total of 31 participants (21 women and 10 men) representing Forestry and REDD related Government Ministries and...

January 20, 2017

The Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok organized a workshop to launch the Gender Support Function on 19 Jan. WOCAN will be managing the Gender Support Function . Gender equality is a prioritized area for the strategy of Sweden’s regional development cooperation in Asia and the Pacific 2016-2021.

January 19, 2017

Maria Lee, Assistant Director and Regional Coordinator for Europe,  joined the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week on 15-19 January. This global forum brings together leaders, policy makers and investors to address the challenges of renewable energy...

January 13, 2017


January 2, 2017

Looking back at 2016 brings a sense of pride and accomplishment for all that WOCAN has achieved over the years. It was a year of recognition for these years of effort, as we were selected to receive the Momentum for Change Women for Results...

December 21, 2016

Maria Lee, Assistant Director and Regional Coordinator for Europe, visited the Khalladi Acwa Power project in the region of Tanger-Tetouan in Morocco, on 20-21 Dec. The mission included three consultations with local communities, a visit of the wind project site and exchanges with the project...

November 23, 2016

Jeannette was one of the panelists during the Responsible Business Forums' workshop on SDG 5 Gender Equality on 23 November in Singapore. The workshop was facilitated by Anna-Karin Jatfors, Deputy Regional Director, Asia and the Pacific, UN Women. The other panelists were:

November 22, 2016

There is currently a growing interest for companies and organizations to proclaim their goals and targets for women’s empowerment and gender equality.

November 17, 2016

Jeannette was interviewed by the Swiss Radio SRF 4 "Trend” program to discuss the role of women in climate politics and present the W+ Standard, which measures specifically how much women benefit from climate projects.

November 15, 2016

Jeannette Gurung, presented the W+ Standard and discussed the need for recognition for women’s critical for solutions of climate change, during the UNFCCC’s Solution Hour discussion on 15 Nov in Marrakesh, Morocco.