Each year, MJUMITA brings together forest dependent communities and other stakeholders including government representatives and academia to deliberate on forest management issues and strategizes on how to improve forest management. These forums usually bring together approximately 200 participants all together.Each year a special theme is designed and discussed depending on the prevailing issues in forest management. This year the focus of the workshop will be to deliberate on the importance of “Gender Inclusion in Conservation and Adaptation to Climate Change”.
The workshop is particularly considering that women play a key role in natural resource use and management, and their actions influence the outlook of forest and landscapes. Forest Land Restoration is nderpinned by inclusive social arrangements, and placing women at the forefront of restoration programmes helps to achieve inclusive, equitable and participatory approaches and responses (SDG 5).In addition, the working is generally seeking to discuss gender issues for Sustainable Forest Management (SFM). The SFM contributes to 10 out of 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including goal number 1,2,5,6,7,8,11,12,13 and 15.
Main Objectives of the 22nd Annual Workshop is to promote Gender Inclusion in Conservation and Adaptation to Climate Change. The workshop will take place in Morogoro on the 15th November 2022