Enabling the Implementation of Georgia’s Forest Sector Reform (ECO.Georgia)

Project Client / Donor 
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • Europe
  • Environmental Protection
  • Human Rights / Democracy / Gender
Project Duration
11.2023 - 03.2025
  • Georgia
  • Evaluation and Assessment
  • Management Consulting Direction
  • Training and Capacity Building

the project, funded by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) with GIZ being the project’s accredited entity, supports the Government of Georgia to implement its transformational forest sector reform agenda to put the entire nation’s forests under the framework for sustainable forest management (SFM). ECO. Georgia is required to ensure adherence to and implementation of the GCF's Gender Policy, which reinforces the responsiveness of GCF to the culturally diverse context of gender equality to better address and account for the links between gender equality and climate change and aims at enhancing gender equality within its governing structure and day-to-day operations, as well as promoting women’s empowerment through its decisions. In addition, the project is expected to take findings from the Gender Assessment aimed to provide an overview of the gender situation in Georgia and implement Gender Action Plan (GAP)

The objective of the assignment is to support mainstreaming of gender equality within ECO. Georgia, more specifically to: Mainstreaming of gender aspects in the Forest Management Plans and their respective business plans, Ensure that the concepts, policies and recommendations, manuals and all other documents developed under the ECO. Georgia project are gender-sensitive, Make sure that all training materials at the knowledge management and training platform are gender-sensitive in terms of language and content, conduct trainings on gender-equality, conduct gender impact assessment and provide gender-specific advice, ensure that communication and outreach materials are gender-sensitive.

Method used: document review, key informant interviews, consultation meetings, phone survey

  • Georgia
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