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Knowledge Exchange: “Gender: The key to unlocking transformational change in climate forest finance”

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To spotlight gender issues and showcase ongoing efforts to mainstream gender equality and empower women economically in the evolving climate-forest finance arena on the road to COP-26, the UN-REDD Programme, on 27 October 2021, held an online knowledge exchange on “Gender: The key to unlocking transformational change in climate-forest finance”. Aiming to encourage action and replication among countries, financiers and development stakeholders in the climate-forest financial arena, the exchange brought together the following speakers from government ministries and non-governmental and international organizations to share their experiences in integrating gender into climate-forest finance to promote the transformative change needed to successfully fight climate change.


  • Mario Boccucci, Head of the UN-REDD Programme Secretariat
  • Titi Soentoro, Executive Director, Aksi! for Gender, Social and Ecological Justice
  • Karin Ericsson, Programme Specialist on Gender Equality, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
  • Jeannette Gurung PhD, Executive Director for Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN)
  • María Elena Herrera Ugalde, Technical Coordinator of the National REDD + Strategy, National Fund for Forestry Financing (FONAFIFO) of Costa Rica
  • Elizabeth Eggerts, Gender and REDD+ Specialist, UN-REDD Programme


  • Read the event summary here
  • Rewatch the event and speaker presentations here



Elizabeth Eggerts, UN-REDD Gender Specialist,

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