What are the links between women, agroforestry, leadership, land tenure and farmer organizations? After the Focali seminar ”Feminism and forest – a love story” in Almedalen 2017, Wangu Mutua, Deputy Director of Vi Agroforestry Kenya was interviewed by Hugo Gustafsson from the Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development, GMV, in Gothenburg.
Last week, SIANI participated in this year’s Almedalen Week on 2nd to 6th of July – the biggest political meeting place in Sweden. Together with Focali and Stockholm Environment Institute we organized the seminar ”Feminism and forest – a love story” at the stage of Sida (the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency).
At the seminar, Wangu Mutua presented her views on the links between women and forests. She emphasized the importance of a gender focus in policy engagement and implementation at all levels, but also the role of sisterhood as a learning platform – e.g. through partner/farmer organizations. After the event we had a chance to talk to Wangu.