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Call for Abstracts for Learning Workshop: Gendered Access to Forest and Small Farms in Latin America

Background:Access to forestland and land tenure for small-scale farms is most often gender biased. Women and men have different access and tenure rights which in turn impact their ability to participate in sustainable management of natural resources. Aim of this learning workshop is to share experiences and document gender disparities in access to forests, trees, and farmland for marginalized groups in Latin America. The two-day learning workshop will be convened by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) under the CGIAR Gender in Forests, Trees and Agroforestry Research Program. We expect to bring together a small but dynamic group of 20-30 participants from research institutes, universities, NGOs, indigenous people’s representatives, among others. We would like to provide a platform to share methods and approaches in forest land tenure research in relation to gender. This will be substantiated by your experiences on local rights related to forest governance, agrarian reforms, and indigenous territories from gender dimension. In brief the objective is to better understand the sex-disaggregated data related to tenure rights, access, participation, citizenship, representation, livelihoods among others.Venue and date:CIAT Headquarters in Cali-Palmira, Colombia on 21-22 August 2013Cost:The participants will cover their own travel, accommodation and other expenses such as visa, and medical insurance. The program will be free of registration cost.Abstract deadline:July 15, 2013.How to submit:Kindly email your abstract (experience and/or research) in maximum 500 words explaining context, methods and key findings to Dr. Purabi Bose: Please provide author(s) full name, affiliation and contact details. Abstract acceptance will be notified in the week of July 15, 2013.Expected output:The selected papers will be considered for peer-reviewed publication and in addition a working document will be compiled.
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