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.

Speakers included:

  • 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:

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