Women Research Institute’s Participation at the Global Forest Watch Summit 2019 in Washington DC
The Global Forest Watch (GFW) held its inaugural Summit of practitioners and innovators in the field of forest monitoring from the 18th to 19th June 2019 at the Marvin Center, George Washington University in Washington DC. The purpose of this summit was to strengthen the capacity of the forest monitoring community to implement a technology-based monitoring approach in the development of forest management, conservation and restoration. Women Research Institute, a partner of the World Resources Institute, was invited to participate in the GFW Summit activities and exchange knowledge and experiences related to forest monitoring tools with other World Resources Institute partner institutions. The GFW Summit 2019 activities included multiple panel discussions that participants could attend. Women Research Institute researchers participated in various discussion sessions, topics included 1) The latest information about the development of the GFW platform, 2) Discussion on forest monitoring tools and practices 3) Discussion on Community Monitoring and Evaluation 4) Networking Session: user marketplace, 5) Utilizing data for real action.
With the support of the Representation Program (ProRep)-USAID, WRI has engaged in policy analysis since 2011. The policy analysis is expected to result in a democractic government. The objective of policy analyses is not only to produce quality recommendations and analyses, but also to communicate the research findings well. For instance, in producing a good policy paper or policy brief, there are several aspects that need to be considered, such as focus, relevance, professionalism, public orientation, based on data, easily understood language, and specific recommendations. The drafting of policy papers or policy briefs is expected to be more pertinent in future.
On 24-27 February 2014, three WRI researches had the opportunity to participate in a capacity building program on communication strategy in Yogyakarta. This workshop was held by the Policy Research Network (PRN) under the theme “Communication Strategy and Advocacy.”
Renewing Commitments to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)
On 21-25 January 2014, the 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights (APCRSHR) workshop was held in Manila. This year’s theme was “Examining Achievements, Good Practices and Challenges: Towards a Strategic Positioning of SRHR for all” and featured several speakers from various countries, one of which was Indonesia. This activity was held at the Philippines International Convention Center (PICC) in Manila, Philippines. One of WRI’s researchers had the opportunity to be a speaker at the event.
Since 1995, the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) has held consultations with the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women (SRVAW). Such consultations have contributed to the integrating process of gender issues and women’s rights into the mechanism of Special Procedures that critically discusses forms of structural discrimination and violence against women.