WOCAN Publications

WOCAN's Strategic Plan 2017-2019

WOCAN’s 2017-2019 Strategic Plan intends to not only respond to changes and challenges, but to lead the way in offering new models and award-winning approaches to harness our new realities in service to our mission.Over the next five years, we will assess our highest impact programs and target those for organizational focus, establish them to be best in class, and create multiple entry points for more institutions to step into gender-inclusive futures.

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. 

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.

Women’s Empowerment at the Frontline of Adaptation: Emerging issues, Adaptive Practices, and Priorities in Nepal

This publication aims to help fill major knowledge gaps in relation to the impact of multiple drivers of change on women in Nepal and women’s role in adaptation to climate change and managing natural resources.

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.