Gender, tenure and community forests in Uganda and Nicaragua

Published on 29 November 2010

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Start Date: 1 January 2010 | End Date: 31 December 2013


The overall goal of this research project is to improve women’s tenure rights to forests through their increased participation in community forest user groups with regard both to decision making and livelihood benefits.

The purpose of the project is to enhance stakeholder uptake of institutional and policy innovations to promote women’s participation, specifically regarding the way in which community forestry-related decisions include women and reflect their particular interests. These innovations will be based on a clear understanding of the obstacles to, and the motivations and conditions for, the emergence of mixed user groups and women in positions of authority over natural resources.


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