Asia Regional Gender and Tenure Workshop

08/23/2017 - 08/24/2017





The Asia Regional Gender and Tenure Workshop was a two-day workshop held from 23-24 August 2017 at the headquarters of RRI Partner and co-host RECOFTC, in Bangkok, Thailand, which brought together outspoken advocates of gender and tenure in Asia to engage in brainstorming and strategic mapping, to connect existing regional initiatives and issues to global trends in gender and forest tenure, and collectively define key issues facing the region. The most salient regional issues that emerged from these discussions were conflict resolution and anti-criminalization, women’s leadership and economic empowerment, and private sector engagement/the gendered impacts of large-scale land acquisitions. This workshop successfully mapped potential gaps in research, provided a platform for cross-regional information and experience sharing, and led to the development of a road map for future action in the region. Moving forward, participants made informal pledges of action to follow up on the findings from Power and Potential by connecting and scaling-up initiatives at the national, regional, and global levels.

For more information, download the Discussion Note for Asia Regional Strategy on Gender and Tenure.