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Mainstreaming Gender into Forestry Interventions in Asia and the Pacific

Organizational Authors: 
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO),
The Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC)
Year Published: 
2016

This training manual suggests that the existence of gendersensitive forest policies alone is not enough to reduce pervasive gender inequalities in the forestry sector; such policies must also be supported by technical expertise and developed capacities for facilitating gender-responsive policy implementation and practice. However, although many how-to-guides and training and reference manuals on gender mainstreaming have been written for use in various development sectors, few have specifically dealt with necessary interventions in the forestry sector until now. The development of training manual for capacity development on gender mainstreaming in forestry was both needed and overdue

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