The REFADD has a gender strategy in terms of REDD+ and climate change mitigation in Central Africa

 

Please, download the document here: Gender Strategy in terms of REDD+ and Climate Change Mitigation in Central Africa

 

 

Executive Summary

 

At such a time when countries are designing climate change mitigation and adaptation policies, it is important to ensure that gender-related aspects are taken into consideration so that women and men can be involved on a same footing and benefit equitably from available opportunities. It is also highly necessary to anticipate the risks related to gender inequalities, as well as the vulnerability of women faced with climate change and other environmental and social chocs.

 

This will help to enhance the role of women and other highly vulnerable populations in the development and the implementation of national and sub-regional REDD+ and mitigation policies and strategies. It will also help to ensure equal opportunity to men and women to participate, to enjoy the benefits and opportunities resulting from implemented policies, programs and projects. Specifically, the strategy provides rural women with a framework which helps them to benefit from REDD+ and the opportunities offered by climate change mitigation programs, thus helping to alleviate poverty.

 

Priority Actions Proposed under the Strategy Include:

 

1. Gender capacity building, REDD+ and climate change mitigation through awareness, training and supervision of target groups;

2. Supporting and supervising REDD+ and mitigation initiatives involving women at grassroots level;

3. Sharing experience and disseminating achievements on good practices and gender and REDD+-related innovations, REFADD participation in the 7th CEFDHAC in Kigali (Rwanda), 2012 and mitigation in COMIFAC countries;

4. Supporting the integration of gender in COMIFAC and its member countries’ policies and legislations;

5. Information, communication and advocacy in order to promote a favorable environment to gender awareness in policies and the active participation of women in REDD+ and climate change mitigation processes;

6. Enhancing multi-actor partnership with close attention to collaboration and synergies between involved NGO networks;

7. Follow-up & evaluation through the establishment, follow-up and verification of change indicators in terms of gender integration.

 

The strategy implementation shall involve many partners at local, national, regional and international levels. These are the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), ONUREDD, ONU Femmes, UNEP, UNDP, COMIFAC and member states, the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP), la Conférence des Écosystèmes des Forêts Denses et Humides d’Afrique Centrale (CEFDHAC), development partners, including UICN, CIDA, FAO, CIFOR, GIZ, the African Model Forests network (RAFM), the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA), REDD+ regional coordination, REDD+ and mitigation programs and projects, REFADD and its members, grassroots organisations involving women, gender departments in countries, local authorities, as well as other CSOs active on REDD+-related issues, including the African Women Network for Forest Community Management (REFACOF), etc.

 

Please, download the document here: Gender Strategy in terms of REDD+ and Climate Change Mitigation in Central Africa

 

 

Go back

CBFP News

Worldmigratorybirdday: World Migratory Bird Day. 10 May 2017

All the activities organized for World Migratory Bird Day are united by a common theme. With the 2017 theme "Their Future is our Future", WMBD will throw light on the topic of "Sustainable Development for Wildlife and People".

Read more …

worldmigratorybirdday: 10 May 2017: World Migratory Bird Day

World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) was initiated in 2006 and is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. It has a global outreach and is an effective tool to help raise global awareness of the threats faced by migratory birds, their ecological importance, and the need for international cooperation to conserve them.

Read more …

GCF: Invitation for Thirteenth Round of Application for Accreditation as an Observer Organization to the Green Climate Fund.

 Following the GCF’s Governing Instrument and Rules of Procedures of the Board, which encourage accredited observer organizations to designate representatives to attend meetings of the Board, the Co-Chairs of the GCF Board invite civil society organizations (CSOs), private sector organizations (PSOs), and international entities (IEs), wishing to obtain observer status, to apply for accreditation.Applications for accreditation as an observer organization should be submitted by Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 18.00 KST (UTC+09.00) to the following address: observers@gcfund.org.

Read more …

GCF: GCF 101 – New guide on how to access the Green Climate Fund

Songdo, 18 Apr 2017. The Green Climate Fund launches “GCF 101” – a new web-based guide that provides Partners with detailed information on how to access the Fund’s resources. The guide aims to help GCF stakeholders better navigate the many elements of engaging with the Fund.

Read more …

OECD-Climate Change Adaptation and Financial Protection. Synthesis of Key Findings from Colombia and Senegal

These tools and instruments, collectively known as financial protection, can help people cope with the impacts of climate-related disasters, reduce costs of recovery and reconstruction, and encourage risk reduction. Linking financial protection and climate adaptation in development planning and policy has the potential to increase the resilience of affected communities.

 

Read more …

africatime : Cameroon and EU enter agreement for better management of forest resources

APA-Douala (Cameroon) - The Cameroon Government and the European Union (EU) have signed a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (APV) to improve forest resources management through closer monitoring of logging activities, corroborating sources said on Wednesday .

Read more …

RECEIAC: Journalists and communicators acquire outreach tools on climate change and REDD+

Douala (Cameroon), 5 to 7 April 2017 - The network of communicators on the environment and information in Central Africa (RECEIAC) held a workshop. The sub regional workshop aimed to strengthen the capacities of journalists and communicators in the field of climate change and REDD+ for sustainable management of ecosystems in the Congo Basin.

Read more …

PACO-SSIP: small grants available for biodiversity protection and local development

The Small Scale Initiative Programme (SSIP) has launched a new call for project proposals. The goal of this programme is to strengthen the civil society in Central and West Africa by supporting the implementation of biodiversity protection and local development projects.

Read more …

CBFP News Archive

2017

EU Forest Watch April 2017
What is World Water Day?
GCF- Get accredited
IAF and the 2030 Agenda