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FTA Focus on Gender December 2016

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Dear colleagues,

Welcome to our ninth edition of the FTA Gender Integration Team Newsletter: Focus on Gender.
FTA scientists actively participated and contributed to events and discussions during the latest Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). This issue focuses on their thoughts and experiences on gender and climate change in the context of forests, trees and agroforestry.

Please feel free to share with us any gender and forest-related resources, tools or information you may have. Your comments and feedback are welcome and encouraged. To get in touch, please email Ana Maria Paez Valencia.

Warm regards,
The FTA Gender Integration Team

Thoughts on Gender

Reflections on COP22 and gender 

By Markus Ihalainen, Associate Professional Officer – Gender Integration Team, Center for International Forestry Research

A key decision made in Morocco signals promise. Here’s a look at some key dimensions of this decision in the context of the broader debates around gender and climate change . Read more

News & Highlights

Learning from women’s and men’s perspectives on agroforestry to enhance climate change strategies and actions in Latin America

A recent webinar shared insights from ICRAF and CIAT research projects in sites in South and Central America addressing the question of how does consideration of women’s and men’s uses of and benefits from forest and tree resources make a difference for successful agroforestry strategies targeting climate change adaptation and mitigation.

More information on the webinar presentations, recommended readings, and the recording of the webinar itself can be found here (in Spanish only)

Talking gender before COP 22 

Are women considered in climate policy? How is gender understood in global climate commitments?CIFOR scientists discuss the main issues related to gender and climate change in the lead-up to COP22 in Marrakesh. Read more


Talking gender before COP22


Small is beautiful: Restoring degraded lands, one parcel at a time

One of ten blogs in Bioversity’s CBD COP13 Forest and Landscape Restoration Blog Series. To see all click here



FTA scientists at CBD COP13 in Mexico

Gender was a cross-cutting theme at the CBD COP 13 in Mexico, with FTA scientists playing a key role in the discussions on gender and forest biodiversity. Read More



Why keeping women engaged will be vital for implementing NDCs.Read more


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Article: Gender-responsive participatory research for social learning and sustainable forest management


Article: Tree-cover transition in Northern Vietnam from a gender-specific land-use preferences perspective


Article: Gender-specific responses to climate variability in a semi-arid ecosystem in northern Benin


Article: Beyond dichotomies: Gender and intersecting inequalities in climate change studies


Brief: Exploring gender and forest, tree and agroforestry value chains: Evidence and lessons from a systematic review


Brief: Strengthening women’s tenure rights and participation in community forestry


Poster: Engendering social and environmental safeguards in REDD+: lessons from feminist and development research


The Best of Focus on Gender

Gender and Climate Change: evidence and experienceA set of briefs on gender and climate change based on the experience of nine different organizations


Rural women across the globe: Linking livelihoods and landscapes In this photo essay, rural women from all over the world have their say. Listen to their stories and see their photos



This newsletter is a product of the collaboration between the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bioversity International, and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) as part of the Research Program on Forest, Trees and Agroforestry of the CGIAR.

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