Gender in Agriculture Partnership

Transforming agriculture to empower women and deliver food, nutrition and income security

Webinar: Strengthening women’s tenure and rights to forests and trees and their participation in decision making

Date: 
26/01/2018

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research is hosting the webinar “More than a seat at the table: Strengthening women’s tenure and rights to forests and trees and their participation in decision making” on Thursday February 8, 2018. The webinar is organized in collaboration with the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) and the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).

This webinar will present an approach that has proven effective in not only strengthening women’s rights to forests and trees but also in placing them at the center of forest decision making alongside men.

Adaptive Collaborative Management (ACM) is an approach where stakeholders who share an interest in a common natural resource agree to act together to plan, observe and draw lessons from the implementation of their plans.

The first part of the webinar will present the results of a situation analysis conducted in 18 communities in three districts in Central Uganda. The purpose of this analysis was to establish men and women’s use and management of forest resources, and to understand how community forestry decisions are made and by whom.

The situation analysis also considered how forestry (and related) agencies implemented policies and explored the barriers that constrain implementation and the factors that enable implementation of gender-aware policy and law.

The second part of the webinar presents the Adaptive Collaborative Management approach and its application among six randomly selected adjacent forest communities in three districts in Central Uganda.

The webinar goes on to introduce the ACM framework and activities implemented by communities under it. Finally, the outcomes of ACM implementation, main challenges and pathways through which outcomes were achieved are discussed.

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Photo credit: John Baptist Wandera/CIFOR

 

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