Forestry Commission

Front view of Forestry Commission's Corporate Office showing an Aviary.

Published: Thursday, 23 June 2016

In 2004, Ghana adopted the Gender and Children Policy to promote the welfare, survival, development and protection of women by mainstreaming gender into the national development process. The 2012 Forest and Wildlife Policy emphasises the need to mainstream gender into forest management activities (Section 1.1.13) and to build capacity of women (Strategic Direction 5.2.1(a)). A large number of customary communities in southern Ghana are matrilineal. However, the number of women in decision-making processes in the context of REDD+ and national policy is still low and capacity still seems low as well (Yeboah 2013).

Ghana's 2010 R-PPĀ mentions that special consideration must be given to gender pursuant to FCPF guidelines (Subcomponent 2d on the social and environmental impacts of REDD+).

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National REDD+ Secretariat
Climate Change Unit
Forestry Commission
P. O. Box MB434
Accra, Ghana

Tel: +233 302 401210, 401227, 401216
Fax: +233 302 401197
Email: info.hq@fcghana.org