Gender integration and social inclusion in sustainable forest management for CSOs in Viet Nam

Start Date: Thursday July 29, 2021

End Date: Friday July 30, 2021

Location: Virtual

Description:

The Government of Vietnam considers forests an important and irreplaceable resource for economic development and people's well-being. Forests play an important role in adapting to climate change through environmental functions such as preventing erosion, and ensuring water circulation. However, unsustainable forest management and illegal forest exploitation are the cause of ecological imbalance and affect all aspects of human life, especially women. It can be said that women play an important role in all activities of forest exploitation and use, but their participation in forest management and protection has not received adequate attention from society. There is very little information on legal regulations and knowledge on sustainable forest exploitation and use being communicated to local people, especially women, which limits women's access to forest. forest resources. Over the years, Vietnamese civil society organizations have been very active in the field of sustainable forest governance. However, they still face many difficulties in using skills and tools to mainstream gender into activities, projects and advocacy on forest management and climate change.

Policies to respond to climate change and reduce disaster risk have not paid much attention to the difference between men and women. Gender mainstreaming in policies such as the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) is an important prerequisite for promoting and enabling women in change adaptation activities. climate change and disaster risk reduction, helping women make the best use of their role in climate change adaptation through innovative production and business models.

Within the framework of the project "Promoting engagement and leadership of womnen’s organizations in climate change and disaster risk reduction policy making process" (POCCA) funded by UN Women, Center for Environment and Community Research (CECR) collaborated with the Center for Sustainable Rural Development (SRD) organized an "online training program”: Capacity Enhancing on Gender Mainstreaming and Social Inclusion in Forest Management Projects” helps women organizations have capacity in gender analysis, gender sensitivity and gender action plan development in advocacy policies, and communication programs to raise awareness of gender sensitivity in the
locality.

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