CIFOR-ICRAF explores the dynamics of gender and other social categories in forestry and agroforestry, and how these influence tenure security, livelihoods, climate change policy and action, food security and nutrition, inclusive value chains, governance, access to energy, migration and landscape restoration.
A deep and evolving understanding of gender and other social structures that mediate women and men’s roles and relations underlies all of our activities, whether as a focus of specific studies, integrated in all research projects, or within our own organization. Taking an intersectional approach to gender equality, we examine how gender intersects with ethnicity, wealth status, caste and age to influence outcomes.
We also recognize gender equality as an inherent human right and not just a mechanism to deliver greater impact. While win-wins are ideal, we recognize that some situations call for reconciling gender equality and environmental objectives.