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.
Budgeting Process Assistance
The activity is designed as an effort to build community capacity in budgeting process (Planning – budgeting – implementing – evaluating – monitoring), particularly to encourage women to get involve actively in the budgeting process. It is carried out to help women to voice out their needs and their problems so it may included in the budget allocation in the province of South Sumatera. The assistance will be done for civil society, executives and legislatives in South Sumatera province. The activity will be conducted by WRI, in collaboration with local partners, i.e. the executives, legislatives, and NGOs.
The project is a six months project on capacity building for multistakeholders in order to enable them conducting gender responsive budget advocacy. Gender responsive budget is a budgeting process that takes into account the integration of equal access and benefit for male and female from planning up to the spending of the budget allocated. The efforts to adopt those equal chance, access, and benefit has been widely known as gender mainstreaming strategy and should be run in the whole process of planning, formulating, implementing, and monitoring.
UNDP conducted a gender need assessment in Maluku, North Maluku, and Central Sulawesi in 2004 and published the results in 2005. The recommendations from this assessment strongly indicate the need of capacity building activities for women in those post-conflict areas. In order to follow up those recommendations, UNDP is commissioning a need assessment for capacity building activities as the preparatory phase of a proposed women's leadership and peace building program in Central Sulawesi, Maluku and North Maluku.