NEW YORK (June 20, 2014)– On Saturday June 7th at the Bonn intersessional of the UN climate negotiations, USAID, IUCN, WEDO, REDD+ SES, and the UN-REDD Programme co-hosted an event entitled: “Raising the Bar, Best Practices from Gender and REDD+ Programs and Projects”.
The panel highlighted key results from a 3-day technical workshop in Washington, DC, 13-15 May 2014. Seeking to foster direct learning exchange across countries and contexts to enhance gender-responsive REDD+ processes at all levels, the workshop brought together 52 policymakers and practitioners from more than 20 countries. A two-pager outlining key challenges, best practices and recommendations highlighted from the workshop can be downloaded here.
- Keith Anderson, Switzerland: Moderator
- Christine Dragisic, United States
- Maria del Carmen Garcia, Ecuador
- Cecile Ndjebet, Cameroon, REFACOF
- Joanna Durbin, CCBA/ REDD+ SES
- Andrea Quesada, WEDO and
- Lorena Aguilar, IUCN
You can download the flyer here.
Among many important highlights from the workshop shared, the side event in Bonn revealed how efforts to integrate gender and REDD+ present an opportunity to leverage results/impact into broader climate change and sustainable development spheres, harmonizing gender-responsive policies and reforms (i.e. ‘raising the bar’ for REDD+’s impact for broader development challenges and goals).
You can find photos of the event here and click below to view a video of Ms. Cecile Ndjebet’s intervention: