For the action research showcased in the publication: From research to action, leaf by leaf: getting gender right in REDD+ SES.  WEDO designed a common methodology (research, workshops, site visits, interviews and follow-up) for the action research that was flexible enough to be tailored to each country’s specific conditions. This flexibility was critical for two principle reasons: first, each country is in a different stage in their REDD+ process, and second, each country has different strengths and challenges related to the integration of gender equality and women’s rights into their REDD+ processes.

Description: The action research was conducted in collaboration with the Institute for Climate Change (IMC) of the State Government of Acre and supported by Joci Aguiar, Coordinator of the Rede Acreana de Mulheres e Homens (RAMH) and the State Coordinator for Validation and Monitoring of System of Incentives for Environmental Services (SISA) and Ayri Saraiva Rando from CARE Brazil. Raja Jarrah from the CARE HIMA Project in Tanzania supported the field research and workshops.


  • 3-day workshop with 17 participants that included civil society and government professionals, researchers, grassroots, and indigenous women and men
  • 1-day workshops with 25 participants, including 5 participants from previous workshop and representatives from government, civil society and academic institutions
  • 11 interviews with grassroots women from Brasilea, Nova Bonal and Cachoeira Reserve
  • 7 interviews with representatives from the Coordenadoria de la Mulher, Secretaria de Estado de Politicas para Mulheres, Acre’s Research Institute (PESACRE), RAMH, indigenous representatives, IMC


  • Suggestions and actions to incorporate gender equality and women’s rights in the REDD+ SES principles, criteria and indicators regarding land tenure, benefit distribution, women’s livelihoods, biodiversity, participation and policies.
  • Initial language changes to state indicators (for example, use of both women and men in sentence).

For a comparative analysis between State of Acre (Brazil) and the other three countries involved in the action research, explore below:

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