By Elias Ngalame
The African Forest Forum (AFF) is seeking to promote and enhance the involvement of women in forestry.
A zoom workshop to that effect was organized last week to empower women and other AFF members getting them involved in forest management within the context of climate change.
According to a release by AFF, the project is in line with its policy “to empower all marginalized groups, particularly women and youth whose representation, priorities and needs are seldom addressed in the forestry sector.
AFF women’s participation in forest management is therefore crucial in the fight against climate change, the release stated.
Cecile Ndjebet, AFF women in forestry (Cameroon chapter) in a presentation, noted that “the involvement of women in forestry issues is critical to developing policies that work to protect the forest and deal with climate change.”
She points out that, “ensuring women are involved in efforts to adapt to climate change, protect the forest and reduce disasters is critical as the world ramps up funding to help poor countries adapt to late change.”
AFF has focused on facilitating specific activities that would enhance equal participation and representation, the officials say.
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Adaptation to climate change is gendered; in many cases, women and youth are disproportionately impacted and more vulnerable to climate change’s effects of climate change than men.
This is partly due to them constituting the majority of the world’s poor and are more dependent for their livelihood on natural resources that are threatened by climate change.