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Gender mainstreaming strategy and checklist


Women and men, owning to their gendered responsibilities, possess unique knowledge-sets about forest resources. This knowledge can be applied to achieving successful sustainable forest management. Accrediting this unique knowledge provides both legitimate recognition of their engagement in decision-making processes and equitable share of benefits. This holds enormous significance in climate change mitigation programs (such as REDD+ Reducing Emission from Deforestation, Forest Degradation) since these programs provides benefits to stakeholders based on their recognition of regulated performance to achieve reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

This document presents Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forests (LEAF)’s gender integration strategy along with a checklist to implement and monitor gender issues in LEAF programming. This document is meant to primarily serve as a guide for LEAF regional and country teams to better mainstream gender into LEAF’s interventions. This strategy and checklist will be shared with LEAF’s regional, national and sub-national teams and partner organizations to provide a basis for dialogue with stakeholders, including both women and men. This will be revised to reflect shifting priorities as the program evolves.

The strategy and checklist may also be used by other development practitioners implementing climate change mitigation projects, after adapting it to their specific objectives and work plans.

Read the strategy here: Gender mainstreaming strategy and checklist.