Empowering forest communities - a practical approach to gender equality and women’s empowerment

In Asia and the Pacific, the forestry sector has shown much support for gender mainstreaming on the policy and institutional levels. However, on the ground, practical implementation is limited. Beyond ensuring that a percentage of women are present in forestry interventions, many forestry practitioners still lack knowledge and skills for more effective gender mainstreaming initiatives. Join us in this upcoming training in which participants will experience first-hand gender mainstreaming interventions in sustainable forest management, including how to assess gender dynamics to evaluate an intervention’s impacts on gender equality and empowerment. Half of the training will be spent with Ban Tai Khao community in Thailand, where participants will have the opportunity to draw on-the-ground and direct lessons from interactions with local women and men leaders.