Training Manual Launched to Improve Social Equity in Forests and Climate Change Context

 
Training Manual Launched to Improve Social Equity in Forests and Climate Change Context

The USAID-funded Grassroots Equity and Enhanced Networks in the Mekong (GREEN Mekong) program recently completed a seminal training publication entitled “Improving grassroots equity in the forests and climate change context”. The manual aims to develop the knowledge and capacities of grassroots facilitators to conduct meaningful participatory processes that can improve social equity and inclusion in forest-based climate change mitigation policy frameworks, mechanisms and projects. Using innovative training approaches and methodologies grounded on experiential learning principles, this manual differs from typical REDD+ materials as it focuses on the ‘how' rather than the ‘what' of equity. It will help grassroots stakeholders to generate valuable opinions and positions about forests and climate change related developments. This manual will be translated into all Mekong region languages for wider use by grassroots actors. Please click here or type: http://www.recoftc.org/site/resources/Improving-grassroots-equity-in-forests-and-climate-change-context-a-training-manual.php  to learn more and download a free copy of the training manual.
 
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Training Video Explains Gender Equity in the Context of Forests and Climate Change
 
The USAID-funded programs Grassroots Equity and Enhanced Networks in Mekong (GREEN Mekong) and Lowering Emissions in Asia's Forests (USAID LEAF) have collaborated to produce a training video on gender equity. The video compliments training programs that target climate change and community forestry practitioners; it emphasizes gender equity as a key element for sustainable climate change initiatives focusing on Mekong's forests, including REDD+. The video explains the concept of gender equity and outlines best practices that can inform climate change initiatives on the ground. Shot in Vientiane in Lao PDR and the Baan Thung Yao community forest in Thailand, the video features grassroots and institutional knowledge and experience, on forest governance and management practices. For more information on the video or to watch it, Please click here or type: http://www.recoftc.org/site/resources/A-Fair-Climate-Gender-Equity-in-REDD-.php 
 
 
For more Infromation, please contact: Etienne DELATTRE,  Chief of Party (COP),  Grassroots Equity and Enhanced Networks in the Mekong (etienne.delattre@recoftc.org)
 

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