Darmastuti, Ari Gender power relations in development planning for forest and watershed management in Lampung, Indonesia. Gender power relations in development planning for forest and watershed management in Lampung, Indonesia.

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Abstract

Development planning of forest and watershed management is a critical step for a sustainable natural resource. However, the interests, skills, and participation of women are hardly considered. This research investigates the development of a gender action plan (GAP) in a program called Strengthening Community-Based Forest and Watershed Management (SCBFWM) in upstream Way Besai (Besai River) in West Lampung, Indonesia. Data were collected through interviews, documents, and focus group discussions. We found that there are inconsistencies in government policies regarding commitment to gender. Although West Lampung Regency acknowledged gender equality as a goal, which is shown through its vision, there was barely any mention of it in their local offices’ policies, programs, activities, and budget. The gendering of the forest and watershed management has changed in recent years, with women’s community-based organizations (CBOs) and the community having acknowledged the importance of women’s interests and participation in promoting sustainable forests and watersheds. The gap between ignorance and knowledge within the government, in the context of more knowledgeable and skillful community members, may create tensions between governments, community-based organizations, and community members. This study hopes to strengthen the awareness among government officers in gendering forest and watershed sectors development.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik (FISIP) > Prodi Ilmu Pemerintahan
Depositing User: ARI DARMAS
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2019 05:06
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2019 05:06
URI: http://repository.lppm.unila.ac.id/id/eprint/17402

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