Natural Resources Management

Case Study: An Assessment of Gender and Women’s Exclusion in REDD+ in Nepal

This assessment was conducted by WOCAN and the Himalayan Grassroots Women’s Natural Resource Management Association (HIMAWANTI) Nepal in February 2012 to provide a review of the current REDD+ policy, processes and pilots in Nepal from a gender perspective, and to highlight the extent to which these have included or excluded women at the national and local levels. It also provides recommendations for how REDD+ initiatives can more effectively include women and attend to gender issues.

Integrating Gender into the R & D Cycle and the Organization

A workshop on concepts and methods to integrate gender into the Research and Development (R&D) Cycle, and the Organization was jointly organized by the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) and Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resources (WOCAN) in Kunming, PRC. There were a total of 17 participants from ICRAF and the Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB), and one trainer from WOCAN.

IUCN Fact Sheet: Mainstreaming Gender in ABS Governance

The third objective of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) seeks “the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources, including by appropriate access to genetic resources and by appropriate transfer of relevant technologies, taking into account all rights over those resources and to technologies”. The achievement of this goal depends on the mainstreaming of gender considerations in ABS and TK governance.