Women groups presenting their products made from natural res ... , Thailand © MFF
The involvement, contribution and role of both men and women are important to the functioning and well-being of coastal communities, but often not well understood. Poor understanding of the distinct roles and contributions of men and women often leads to lack of recognition of their distinct needs and interests in policies and programmes. This lack of recognition can result in failure to meet sustainable livelihood goals in ecosystem dependent coastal communities – the target beneficiary group of Mangroves for the Future (MFF).
Mangroves for the Future (MFF) recognizes that gender equality is fundamental to conservation and sustainable development, and has established gender as a cross-cutting or strategic consideration in its programme. MFF activities are designed to ensure that both men and women equally share the benefits achieved from the promotion of sustainable livelihoods and sustainable coastal resource management plans.
Key MFF activities:
Sowing the seeds for women's empowerment © Mangroves for the Future
A project in Ukulhas, Alif Alif Atoll, Maldives is empowering women by teaching them alternative sustainable livelihood options, as well as cultivating women leaders. The project has been developed with the collaboration of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Maldives, the Women's Development Council of Ukulhas, and Mangroves for the Future (MFF)
Asia Region 20 Apr - 24 Apr 2015
As part of its resilience approach to coastal management, MFF strongly focuses on gender responsive project planning. All members of the MFF implementation team are expected to be knowledgeable and skilled in the gender ...
Dhaka, Bangladesh 23 Oct - 23 Oct 2012
Young development professionals often face challenges while planning development activities including research and field implementation. This includes the ways in which the role of women and men play for coastal resilien...