Forests for a Just Future: providing baseline values & targets
Green Livelihoods Alliance – Milieudefensie & Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF)
Building on and extending the “Forested Landscapes for Equity” programme, which ran from 2016 until 2020, the “Forests for a Just Future” programme aims to ensure that tropical forests and forest landscapes are sustainably and inclusively governed to mitigate and adapt to climate change, support human rights, and safeguard local livelihoods.
The programme began in January 2021 and will run for five years. It works with more than 70 civil society organisations (CSOs), Indigenous People and Local Communities (IPLCs) and social movements in 11 countries in South America, Africa, and Asia, as well as internationally.
ResultsinHealth was responsible for conducting the programme’s baseline activities, providing baseline values and targets that will be used as reference to track progress throughout the programme. With the GLA aiming for gender-just and inclusive governance of forested landscapes, the baseline consisted of two tracks: an overall baseline and an integrated gender baseline with a particular focus on gender integration.
The team took a collaborative, participatory approach, co-creating the baseline tools with the client, the drafts of which were shared with project partners. This ensured local insights and experiences regarding the tools’ feasibility and appropriateness were taken into consideration.
By hosting webinars in various languages (Spanish, French, English), the ResultsinHealth team was able to remotely train the local partners of the Alliance responsible for data collection in how to understand and use the tools. The data collection process itself was coordinated by GLA (with the ResultsinHealth team available for trouble shooting) with ResultsinHealth responsible for the analysis of the compiled data from all 11 countries and developing a comprehensive baseline report.
If you would like to read more about our services and approach, please click here. For more information about the Forests for a Just Future project, visit the website of the Green Livelihoods Alliance.