Commissioned by the World Bank and led by Hirut Girma, the Resource Equity team is performing a review and analysis of Women’s Land Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and North Africa.
Over the past 16 months, we’ve been evaluating gender equity in the context of climate-oriented forestation projects around the world. Learn more about our process and approach.
Next week is the annual World Bank Land and Poverty Conference. This is one of the most important events of the year in the land rights sector. It’s a chance for a wide range of practitioners, researchers, and funders to connect and to learn more about each others’ work. It’s also a chance to step back and reflect on what we do, in the company of colleagues and peers. The conference begins on March 25th and will be attended by our entire team, who are traveling to Washington, DC from as far away as Australia. The team will be actively involved at the […]
Last month I was fortunate to attend the inaugural World Bank Conference on Gender and Extractives. The event attracted attendees from civil society, government, and companies, and was an important forum for these diverse groups to engage in meaningful and valuable dialogue. I welcomed the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences with others who understand the importance of centering gender in our natural resources work, as this dialogue is critically important to understanding the gaps and identifying promising strategies to realize gender equitable investments. I was struck by the many commonalities across geographies. I heard, repeatedly, about the resistance people […]