Gender and REDD+ Case Study Series
This Gender and REDD+ Case Study Series was prepared for IUCN with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) via the Gender Equality for Climate Change Opportunities (GECCO)* initiative. GECCO* leverages advancements in women’s empowerment and gender equality through, and for, the benefit of climate change and development outcomes and is designed to provide an array of support options for national, regional, and global activities that advance women’s empowerment and gender equality. This series included six geographically diverse case studies on gender mainstreaming and women’s empowerment through REDD+.
- Cameroon, Ghana & Uganda’s Gender & REDD+ Roadmaps: A National, Policy-Level Initiative
- M-REDD: Mainstreaming Gender in Policies and Laws Related to Climate Change and REDD+ in Mexico: A National, Policy-Level Initiative
- The African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests (REFACOF): Empowering African Women to Influence REDD+
- Trees for Global Benefit: Empowering Ugandan Women with Land Concessions and Tree Planting Benefits: A local-level, implementation initiative
- Hariyo Ban: REDD+ for Economic Development in Nepal: A national, local-level initiative
- The Association of Indigenous Village Leaders (VIDS): Ensuring Community Voices Influence National Policy in Suriname: A local to national policy-level initiative
*The former Gender Equality for Climate Change Opportunities (GECCO) initiative is now part of a broader program, Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT), which aims to improve development outcomes by strengthening environmental programing through gender integration and achieving gender equality outcomes.