Case Study: An Assessment of Gender and Women’s Exclusion in REDD+ in Nepal

July 16, 2012

Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN) has published the first of the new case study series entitled An Assessment of Gender and Women’s Exclusion in REDD+ in Nepal.

This assessment was conducted by WOCAN and the Himalayan Grassroots Women’s Natural Resource Management Association (HIMAWANTI) Nepal in February 2012 to provide a review of the current REDD+ policy, processes and pilots in Nepal from a gender perspective, and to highlight the extent to which these have included or excluded women at the national and local levels. It also provides recommendations for how REDD+ initiatives can more effectively include women and attend to gender issues.

For this assessment, the study team visited three REDD+ related pilot project sites: ICIMOD-ANSAB-FECOFUN project sites, one in Dolakha District and one in Chitwan District, and the Climate Change and Partnership Program`s area in Lamjung District.