This newsletter is published by Mangroves for the Future (MFF), a unique partner-led initiative, co-chaired by IUCN and UNDP, to promote investment in coastal ecosystem conservation for sustainable development.
This blog, published in Thomson Reuters Foundation News, highlights how MFF harnesses the natural functions of ecosystems and women’s strength in resource management to bring about better solutions to climate change mitigation and adaptation.
To maintain the beauty of Cox’s Bazar’s golden sand beach, amazing surf, and colorful pagodas, a sustainable approach to tourism is needed. Read more about what MFF thinks can be done to benefit the social and economic development of local communities, without sacrificing their natural environment.
Besides encouraging sustainable farming, the Integrated Mangroves Fisheries Farming System, developed by IUCN and M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, is also providing food and generating income for coastal communities in India.
An MFF Small Grant Facility is helping women of Hai Phong City in Tien Lan District, Viet Nam to conserve mangrove forests and increase their own household incomes by learning sustainable beekeeping.
These four reports, developed by IUCN and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, have been designed to be used collectively to guide the establishment of sustainable financing mechanism for mangrove protection.
A project in Bangladesh aims to benefit a community of 1500 by rehabilitating mangrove forests, establishing forest management committees to ensure local community involvement, and creating opportunities to diversify livelihoods.
Did You Know?
Gender integration is an important strategic approach in MFF. Here are some key facts on gender:
Gender is used when analysing the relationship between men and women, and girls and boys, in regard to their different access to power, life opportunities, vulnerabilities and different strategies for change.
Gender Equality: women, men, boys and girls have equal rights, life prospects and opportunities to shape their own lives and contribute to society.
Gender Equity: the process of allocating resources, programmes and decision making opportunities fairly without any discrimination on the basis of sex, and addressing any imbalances in the benefits available to males and females.
Gender Mainstreaming: the process of assessing the implications for women and men of any planned action, policy or programme, in all areas and at all levels before any decisions are made and throughout the whole process.