Report: Technical Training on Gender Integrated Planning in Climate Change/REDD+ in Nghe An, Vietnam
This report covers a technical training in Vietnam in 2013 on integrating gender into REDD+ planning.
It was part of a regional training series that is providing state forestry agencies and women in targeted communities with guidelines to develop gender equitable plans. The report notes that women have not been systematically recognized as stakeholders in REDD+ initiatives and, consequently, have not been involved in related discussions and activities. Integrating gender into the emerging REDD+ framework, it says, is critical for success.
The training itself included key concepts on climate change and how it impacts men and women differently in terms of their capacities to cope. It included field work at Yen Khe Commune, Con Cuong District, Nghe An Province. Participants first met with local villagers, conducted interviews, and analyzed women’s participation in community life and social norms. They then created development activities that would achieve equitable and sustainable results.
Training participants said they plan to use the knowledge and experience gained to integrate gender issues while developing forestry and economic development plans. They also said they would work to increase awareness on gender equality; conduct gender analyses; and incorporate lessons into future trainings.