Forest Landscape Restoration
Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) initiatives aim to bring ecosystems back to healthy and functioning states while improving human livelihoods and well-being in tandem. Recognizing women’s and men’s differentiated roles, needs, priorities and capacities in forest landscapes is an integral step—not to mention ensuring that gender inequities are not reproduced or exacerbated by FLR interventions.
IUCN GGO is partnering with IUCN’s Global Forest and Climate Change Programme in order to pilot a gender-responsive FLR approach in Brazil, Mozambique and Uganda—empowering women to participate as equals in knowledge generation and information sharing, education and training, technology transfer, organizational development, financial assistance, policy development and implementation—to enhance outcomes of restoration assessments and opportunities and to maximize co-benefits.
Check out the “Paving the Way for Gender-responsive FLR” case studies:
- Leveling the playing field for local farmers in Uganda
- The importance of forest landscape restoration for rural women in Armenia
- Enhancing cultural identity, livelihoods, and ecosystems in Brazil
Restoration Opportunity Assessment Methodology (ROAM) manual, a publication of the IUCN Global Forest and Climate Change Program, provides a flexible and affordable framework approach for countries to rapidly identify and FLR potential and locate specific areas of opportunity at a national or sub-national level. It can also provide vital support to countries seeking to move forward with developing restoration programmes and landscape-level strategies.
ROAM has been reviewed and analyzed by GGO to be gender-inclusive and responsive in its methodological approach and outcomes. A forthcoming gender-sensitive ROAM guide is expected in Fall 2016.