WOCAN Project Documents

Essentials of REDD+ A Handbook for Rural Women and Community Leaders in Cameroon

It is important for women leaders, especially those in forest-dependent communities, to be aware of discussions and decisions on climate change, especially REDD+, and participate in the discussions and decision-making processes. 

Final Report for the “Capacity Building for Women’s Leadership in Farmer Producer Organizations in Asia and the Pacific Region Project”

This report serves as a final report for the three year IFAD funded project: ‘Capacity Building for Women’s Leadership in Farmer Producer Organizations in Asia and the Pacific Region Project’.

FINDINGS AND LESSONS LEARNED: Barriers and Entry Points for Women’s Inclusion in REDD+ in Asia-Pacific

This policy brief highlights specific challenges that prevent the inclusion of women and gender perspectives in the forest sector and REDD+, it also presents relevant good practices of women’s inclusion in forest and other land use sectors and presented specific recommendations for policy interventions. Good policies alone are not sufficient to achieve results.

Rural Women’s Leadership Programme Madagascar, Nepal, the Philippines and Senegal Good practices and lessons learned (2010-2013)

This report brings together the main lessons from the Rural Women’s Leadership Programme (RWLP), implemented by the Policy and Technical Advisory Division of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), with support from the Government of Norway and insights from the Farmers’ Forum in 2010 and 2012. The programme was implemented in Madagascar, Nepal, the Philippines and Senegal.

Women’s Inclusion in REDD+ in The Philippines Lessons from Good Practices in Forest, and Other Natural Resources Management Sectors

This study is a part of the Joint Initiative of the USAID-funded LEAF Project, WOCAN, and the UN-REDD Programme to investigate practical entry points for women’s inclusion in Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) policies and practices. It explores the current status and implementation of policies and practices related to gender equality in forestry and other natural resource management sectors in the Philippines, and their relation to REDD+ initiatives.

Women’s Inclusion in REDD+ in Sri Lanka Lessons from Good Practices in Forest, Agriculture and Other Natural Resources Management Sectors

The study is a part of the Joint Initiative of WOCAN, the UN-REDD Programme and USAID-funded LEAF Project to investigate practical entry points for women’s inclusion in Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) policies and practices. It explores the current status of policies and practices related to gender integration in forestry and other natural resource management sectors in Sri Lanka, and their relation to REDD+ initiatives.

Regional Workshop Report: Gender and Climate Smart Agriculture in ASEAN

The Regional Workshop on Gender and Climate-smart Agriculture in ASEAN is the result of a collaborative effort between the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN) and the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) in close collaboration with the ASEAN Secretariat and the ASEAN Committee on Women. 

WOCAN/FAO Report: Asia and the Pacific Regional High Level Consultation on Gender, Food Security and Nutrition

On 24-26 July, the Asia and the Pacific Regional High Level Consultation on Gender, Food Security and Nutrition co-organized by ADB, FAO, and WOCAN was convened to advance ongoing efforts to promote gender equality as an effective strategy to achieve food security and nutrition in the Asia-Pacific region. It was the first regional high-level consultation focusing on the linkages between gender, food security and nutrition issues.

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