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Guidance Note on Gender Sensitive REDD+
In response to Tanzania's REDD+ Strategy, work has been carried out to support the Building on its ongoing gender equality work, the UN-REDD Programme has recently released a new Guidance Note which further promotes gender sensitive REDD+ processes as well as supports UN-REDD Programme partner countries and stakeholders in the preparation, development and implementation of gender sensitive national REDD+ strategies.
This Guidance Note builds off of the findings of the Business Case for Mainstreaming Gender in REDD+, published by the UN-REDD Programme in late 2011, and demonstrates how integrating gender sensitive activities in REDD+ efforts can help improve their efficiency, efficacy and long-term sustainability. It is a product of collaboration and support from a wide range of stakeholders, across Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean regions, including governments, civil society and UN agencies who are involved in REDD+ readiness processes and gender equality and women’s empowerment efforts.
Through five components, the Guidance Note provides the rationale for investing the time and resources, offers concrete examples of good practices and guidance, and proposes specific actions that can be taken in order to ensure that gender sensitive REDD+ outcomes are achieved. By taking such steps, REDD+ can be more efficient, effective and sustainable.
The Guidance Note can now be downloaded in English, and the French and Spanish versions of this Note will be available shortly.
Read the document here.