On MAy 2014, USAID joined with the Global Gender Office (GGO) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to organize and host a technical workshop on gender and REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation) where participants engaged in dynamic discussions on the lessons learned, best practices, challenges, gaps and needs among the different countries where gender and REDD+ initiatives have been developed or are at nascent stages. This is a brief summary on the three-day workshop key results.
Energy, poverty and gender in Indonesia: rural electrification from social analysis to reform of the energy sector
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Empowering women and girls is vital in order to achieve our twin goals: ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared pros- perity. Gender at Work looks closely at existing constraints as well as policies and practices that show promise in closing the gaps. A companion to the 2013 World Development Report on jobs, the report advocates investing more in women’s capabilities and elim- inating structural barriers such as laws that bar women from own- ing property, accessing financing, or working without permission from a male relative.
Public and private policies and actions can promote equality over a lifetime. This includes education and training during youth and creating opportunities for women to participate in paid work during their economically productive years. It extends to imple- menting equitable old-age labor regulations combined with ap- propriate social protection later in life.
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This identifies areas of opportunity where microfinance could be harnessed to play a greater role in fostering adaptation, as well as its limitations in this context. It also explores the linkage between the top-down macro-financing for adaptation through international financial mechanisms and the bottom- up activities that can be implemented through microfinance.