As conservation moves increasingly to more community-based initiatives and those 'integrated' with the development of local communities, there is also a focus on the achievement of more equitable - particularly gender equitable - conservation. However there is inexperience and a lack of knowledge how to accomplish this. The ‘Engendering’ Eden programme attempted to fill some of these existing gaps, achieve a better understanding of the linkages between gender equity and conservation and development, and to indicate ways forward.
This document summarises the key issues that have been identified through the extensive research carried out over two years, including case study work on ICDPs (Integrated Conservation and Development Projects) in Africa and Asia. Two regional studies have also been produced detailing the case studies and other examples. This document draws out the experiences and lessons learnt from them.
IIED Wildlife and Development Series No. 16. ISBN: 1 84369 440 9, 48 pp.
‘Engendering’ Eden. Volume I. Women, Gender and ICDPs: Lessons Learnt and Ways Forward. Summary Document