Gender in Forestry and REDD+ in Indonesia

Shintia Dian Arwida, Cynthia Dewi Maharani, Bimbika Sijapati Basnett, Anastasia Lucy Yang, Daju Pradnja Resosudarmo, Grace Y Wong, Maria Brockhaus and Priyasha Madhavan
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Indonesia is one of several countries in the world
leading the way in the design and implementation
of REDD+ (Reducing Emission from Deforestation
and Forest Degradation). It is currently in the second
phase of implementing policy reforms and REDD+
pilots and transitioning towards the third phase of
performance-based payments. During this third
phase, REDD+ policies and activities will be fully
implemented, carbon stocks will be measured
and verified and payments will be distributed
based on performance at different levels. REDD+
implementation is closely observed by multiple
stakeholders; and guidelines for REDD+ safeguards
are now available. Yet there continues to be a
growing concern globally that if REDD+ is not
implemented in a socially sensitive manner, it
may risk reinforcing the societal and institutional
structures that are already marginalizing women.