From October 21-25, the Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forests (LEAF) program held a Gender Integrated Planning in Climate Change/REDD+ Training in Nghe An Province, Vietnam.  Held in partnership with Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resources Management (WOCAN) and the Vietnam Forestry Administration (VNFOREST), this was the second training in a regional series providing state forestry agencies and women constituencies with guidelines and skills to develop gender equitable plans. 

The event brought together 20 participants from provincial forestry offices, Con Cuong Women’s Union, Vinh and Da Lat universities, and participants from the USAID-funded Vietnam Forests and Deltas (VFD) program to enhance capacities to understand and integrate gender issues in climate change and REDD+ programming.  The lessons from the trainings will be used to inform and adapt training materials that will be shared at the regional level.

Related Website: The Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forests (LEAF) program

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