natural resources management

The African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests (REFACOF): Empowering African Women to Influence REDD+

The African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests (Réseau des Femmes Africaines pour la Gestion Communautaire des Forêts, or “REFACOF”) aims to make concrete, meaningful, and effective contributions to forest governance in order to influence national policies and international frameworks regarding women’s rights and tenure in member countries. Under African customary law, women seldom own or inherit land, and the […]

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This policy paper addresses the interlinkages between societies and biodiversity in order to achieve the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) objective of fair and equitable benefits sharing from the utilizatiob of genetic resources. Women’s experiences have often been excluded in the decision-making process which means that policies are missing the knowledge possessed by women on their use, rights, and needs regarding local biodiversity.

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