The USAID-funded Grassroots Equity and Enhanced Networks in the Mekong (GREEN Mekong) program recently published a training maual entitled “Improving grassroots equity in the forests and climate change context”. The manual aims to develop the knowledge and capacities needed among grassroots facilitators to implement genuinely participatory processes for improving grassroots equity in forest-based climate change policy frameworks, mechanisms and initiatives. lt provides guidance to train grassroots facilitators to better engage all stakeholders and to promote equity in forest-based climate change and forest management practices and interventions, and its main premise is to extend the practice and process of active participation towards effective engagement, through which equity can be improved.
To read the full training manual, click here.
The USAID-funded programs GREEN Mekong program and Lowering Emissions in Asia's Forests (USAID LEAF) have collaborated to produce a training video on gender equity. The video emphasizes gender equity as a key element for sustainable climate change initiatives focusing on Mekong's forests, including REDD+. The video explains the concept of gender equity and outlines best practices that can inform climate change initiatives on the ground. Shot in Vientiane in Lao PDR and the Baan Thung Yao community forest in Thailand, the video features grassroots and institutional knowledge and experience, on forest governance and management practices. The best practices highlighted in the video are sourced from a joint study produced by Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN), the United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (UN-REDD) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forests (USAID-LEAF) project.
Watch this video online here.