Women working for forests!

To commemorate the International Women's Day (IWD), the UN-REDD Programme has reached out to women committed to finding solutions for forests and land use related issues.

These global trendsetters shared their views on enhancing forests while providing their opinion on ways to secure greater participation and leadership of women in forest and land use management.

Get to know their opinions:

Novia Widyaningtyas, Head of REDD+ Division, Directorate General of Climate Change, Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Indonesia.

Bounphama Phothisane, Deputy Executive Director of the Environment Protection Fund (EPF) in Lao PDR.

Patricia Serrano, Coordinadora del Proyecto de Apoyo a la Implementación de REDD+ en Ecuador, PNUD.

Margaret Athieno Mwebesa, Assistant Commissioner for Forestry and the REDD+ National Focal Point for Uganda.

Madhu Verma, Coordinator of the Centre for Ecological Services Management in the Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal, India.

Mino Randrianarison, Regional Technical Advisor for Africa at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United

Nations, Kenya.

Laura Lapalma, Enlace técnico de ONU Medio Ambiente para el Programa Nacional ONU-REDD de Argentina.

Savitri Gunatilleke, Emeritus Professor of the University of Peradeniya, with special interest in the Sinharaja rainforest of Sri Lanka.

Thais Narciso, Regional Technical Advisor for Africa, UN Environment, Kenya.

Gwen Sissiou, General Manager of REDD+ and Mitigation at the Climate Change and Development Authority in Papua New Guinea.

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