Participants in “Youth and gender inclusion in forestry” will work to strengthen the fundamental theme of Stream 2: inclusive and equitable cooperation. Youth and women are marginalized in forestry decision-making and implementation. Yet, they are greatly affected by decisions made by others. Excluding these two demographics has serious consequences for building resilient forest landscapes.
Leading voices on youth and gender in the forestry sector will analyze the roles of youth and women in forestry and their implications for social forestry management. Discussions will identify interventions to support the roles of youth and women in forestry decision-making at all levels.
Pedcris M. Orencio, Program Head, Research and Development Department, The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)
Kalpana Giri, Senior Program Officer, The Center for People and Forests
Isabelita Austria, Chief, Community Forestry Section, Forest Management Bureau, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Philippines
Bharati Pathak, Chairperson, Federation of Community Forestry Users (FECOFUN), Nepal
Ei Ei Swe Hlaing, Assistant Director, Forest Research Institute, Forest Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, Myanmar
Oindrila Basu, Councilor of External Affairs, International Forestry Students Association (IFSA)