Webinar on integrating gender in forest management practices

Dec 28

Research shows that increasing women’s participation in initiatives improves outcomes and impact. For example, studies have found that in peace negotiations women’s participation increases the likelihood that an agreement is reached. Moreover, agreements that have included women are 35 percent more likely to last for 15 years. 

This effect is the same across many industries including forestry. Integrating gender approaches in forest management does improve the outcomes of all that we do. This webinar is dedicated to showing how.

Join this webinar to learn about:

  • Legal frameworks and policies related to gender, the environment and community forestry
  • Gender issues in forest management with focus on forest governance, community forestry and protected areas
  • Barriers to addressing gender issues within field-level forest management
  • Practical examples of activities that can be implemented to address gender barriers and promote gender equality in forestry practice

The webinar is open to the public. People who may be interested in it include non-state actors, such as civil society organizations, national and international non-governmental organizations, working with local communities in environmental conservation and forest management. The webinar will also provide useful information for government stakeholders who are working in the forestry sector in Myanmar. 

Event date

28 December 2020 

3:00 pm to 5:30 pm (Myanmar Time)


  • Dr. Hnin Shwe Zin Hlaing, Head of Policy and Advocacy Unit, Gender Equality NetworkCoordination Unit (GENCU)
  • U Aung Kyaw Naing, Program Officer, RECOFTC Myanmar
  • Daw Khin Nyo Lin, Senior Officer, WWF Myanmar

After presentations from the speakers, there will be a question and answer session with participants. 
The webinar will be conducted in Burmese. No translation will be available.

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Registration closes on 27 December 2020. 

RECOFTC is organizing this webinar under its three-year Weaving Leadership for Gender Equality initiative, known as WAVES. With funding from Sweden, this regional initiative cultivates gender champions in Myanmar and six other countries to influence gender equality in climate change, REDD+ and forestry, law enforcement, governance and trade policies and processes. The webinar is also supported by the EU-funded project Voices for Mekong Forests.  



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