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Planting roots for a sustainable and equitable future

26 April 2017 In Malawi, when asked what trees should be planted as a part of forest landscape restoration (FLR) projects, local stakeholders—predominantly male—suggested trees that provide timber, charcoal, and furniture-making materials commonly used only to provide sources of income. However, in these communities, planting trees and restoring the landscape provides opportunities and benefits for […]

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GECCO Webinar: Innovative Finance Mechanisms to Unlock Women’s Entrepreneurship and Energy Access

GECCO Webinar: Innovative finance mechanisms to unlock women’s entrepreneurship and energy access This webinar was hosted on Thursday, April 27th, 2017 Women face different—and sometimes greater—challenges than their male counterparts in entrepreneurship and asset acquisition. At times, social and cultural barriers may impede women from becoming landowners or from other assets, which hinders opportunities to access […]

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Indigenous women leading the way on climate change: A new ccGAP in Sonora

06 April 2017 Climate Change Gender Action Plans (ccGAPs) build on and enhance a country’s national climate change policy, plan or strategy by delving into gender-specific issues to create innovative mitigation, adaptation and resilience-building strategies that champion gender equality and women’s leadership. Developed via a unique, participatory, multi-stakeholder and cross-sectoral process, ccGAPs have been created and […]

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PANORAMA Webinar Series: Gender Mainstreaming Solutions for Protected Areas

This webinar was hosted on March 9, 2017. In honor of International Women’s Day, IUCN’s GGO and Global Protected Areas Programme hosted the PANORAMA series webinar “Gender Mainstreaming Solutions for Protected Areas” to highlight and champion solutions for gender-responsive programming and management in protected areas. With opening remarks by Lorena Aguilar, Global Senior Gender Adviser for IUCN […]

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Brazil paves the way for gender equity in forest and biodiversity conservation

7 March 2017 The gender and environment landscape is slowly changing in Brazil – after several years of concerted effort by IUCN to further gender considerations, women have taken a strong lead at the forefront of biodiversity conservation and restoration efforts. On International Women’s Day, we reflect on the journey toward this achievement. Women around […]

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UICN Entrevistas Agua y Mujer

Please enjoy this short video prepared by UICN-ORMACC on women’s roles in water management, conservation, and education in the Goascorán Basin in Honduras and El Salvador. To find out more visit http://www.waterandnature.org/initiatives/bridge-building-river-dialogue-and-governance  

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GECCO Webinar: Equidad de género en el sector energético de latinoamérica

La Serie de Webinars GECCO Energía Presenta: Equidad de género en el sector energético, explorando maneras de cómo hacerlo en el contexto latinoamericano Este webinar se llevó a cabo del 16 marzo de 2017 La transversalización de las consideraciones de género en el sector energético se está llevando a través de políticas nacionales, reformas institucionales, […]

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