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Women's Inclusion in REDD+ in Sri Lanka: Lessons from Good practices in forest, agriculture and other natural resources management sectors

Women's Inclusion in REDD+ in Sri Lanka: Lessons from Good practices in forest, agriculture and other natural resources management sectors

19 February 2014

This study is part of the Joint Initiative of WOCAN, the UN-REDD Programme and USAID-funded LEAF program to investigate practical entry points for women's inclusion in REDD+ policies and practices.  It explores the current statusof policies and practices related to gender integration in forestry and other natural resource managemernt sectors in Sri Lanka, and their relation to REDD+ initiatives.  It briefly analyzes the current policies and practices, indicating gaps.  An effort is being made to identify the elements that prevent the inclusion of women in REDD+ in Sri Lanka, as wellas the factors that enable their inclusion in policies and practices.  Good practices identified in this study highlight the opportunities for women's inclusion and gender itnegration in REDD+, forest and natural resources management sectors in Sri Lanka.

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