The Amazon region is home to 47 million people with multiple cultures, nationalities, perspectives and realities. In the midst of this diversity, it is important to recognize that women and men, youth and elders participate differently in decision-making regarding natural resource management, and have different levels of access and control over natural resources and the benefits derived from them. These differences – and often inequities – also generate imbalances in women’s and men’s vulnerability and resilience to environmental risks. Despite the promising reforms that have been generated in recent years to reduce gender gaps, it is necessary to continue advancing in recognizing the role that women have played as agents of change, making valuable contributions to the protection and protection of the environment.
This webinar presents the main results of the study Women’s Solutions: Lessons for Conservation and Development in the Amazon region, prepared by the Center for International Forestry Research – CIFOR, commissioned by the regional project of the Amazon Sustainable Landscapes program – ASL led by the World Bank. The study highlights success stories in the Amazon regions of Brazil, Colombia, and Peru, where gender gaps have been reduced, and from which lessons and relevant recommendations for other interventions can be drawn. The event will be attended by some of the protagonists of these stories.