Decades of research and overwhelming evidence underline the important roles women play in forest use, management and protection. But, in many parts of the world, women are still largely excluded from the forest sector at local, professional, institutional and policy levels, especially in relation to forest governance, benefit sharing, and policymaking.
Despite decades of research and the existence of overwhelming evidence of the important role women play in forest use, management and protection, women are largely excluded from the forestry sector on a number of levels. This paper examines this exclusion and its probable causes, at the local, professional, institutional and policy levels.
The Forests Dialogue (TFD) and Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) with the Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Tourism (MECNT), the National REDD Coordination (CN-REDD) and “le Cercle pour la Defense de ’Environnement (CEDEN)” held a five day field dialogue on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) in Bas Congo and Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
The aim of this short briefing paper is to provide some basic information about the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in order to help visitors better understand the context of this DRC field dialogue.
The Forests Dialogue (TFD) held a four day multi-stakeholder Field Dialogue on Investing in Locally Controlled Forestry (ILCF) in Växjö, Sweden from 16th to 19th April, 2012.
There are a few things that distinguish Swedish forests and forestry from many other parts of the world:
Flat ground. Only a tiny fraction of our forests grow on real steep slopes or in high mountainous areas. Our forest ground is normally quite flat, which makes it easy to grow and harvest timber.
This report draws on The Forests Dialogue’s REDD+ readiness dialogue series, which took place in six countries — Brazil, Ghana, Guatemala, Ecuador, Cambodia and Switzerland — between October 2009 and March 2011.
Under the right conditions, locally controlled forestry (LCF) can be a strong contributor to local livelihoods, forest protection and sustainable and equitable development. Creating the right conditions, however, needs the right sort of investment.
The Forests Dialogue (TFD) held a four day multi-stakeholder Field Dialogue on Investing in Locally Controlled Forestry (ILCF) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from 6th to 9th February, 2012. This dialogue was hosted by Telapak and The Forest Trust (TFT) with financial support from the Growing Forest Partnership (GFP)4 and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).
Community Based Forestry Management (CBFM) in Indonesia has significant potential for revenue generation and employment. Yet it remains on the margins of forest policy and economic development planning. This paper describes current practice and constraints in CBFM, as well as the blend of regulatory reform, ‘soft investment’ and financing needed for the sector to succeed and scale.