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Activities and events

No upcoming meetings found for Unit 6.08.02.

Calendar of Meetings

Current activities

A joint R&D project on "Networking as a method for progress on gender equality", was initiated in order to analyse  and compare the experiences (pros and cons) gained by different women's organizations/network in different contexts (countries).  A further objective is to develop a method for comparative studies of women's self – organizing, to be used for a broader analysis/evaluation involving more countries).  Based on the results (to be presented end of 2012), some recommendations may be expressed and addressed to the forestry sector in Europe and North America on how to best (practice) organize: what strategies and tactics seems to be most successful. During 2011 data from focus group discussions with networks in Norway, Sweden and Germany has been carried out. Organized by RG 6.08, WP 6.08.01 and 6.08.02.

Past IUFRO meetings

  • Competence for the future: Challenging gendered notions of learning about forest and forestry; Rogów, Poland; 27–30 August 2015. IUFRO Units involved: 6.08.00, 6.08.02. Conference homepage - Call for papers   

  • BOKU Spring school: Developing gender competence in higher education programmes on natural resources management; Vienna, Austria; 27 April - 7 May 2011. Units involved: 6.08.00, 6.08.01, 6.08.02. Homepage

  • Gender education in curricula of natural resources management – implicit and explicit!; Vancouver, BC, United States, 6-10 September 2009. Conference homepage - 1st announcement - Final Call

  • Gender issues in natural ressources management – perception and experiences in different parts of the world; Dehradun, India, 16-19 November 2008. Conference homepage - 1st announcement


  • Internet course: Gender roles in environmental management; 11.10.2006 - 7.2.2007; Organized by: Institute for Forest Utilisation and Work Science of the University of Freiburg, Germany, in co-operation with Hedmark University College, Norway. Contactsiegfried.lewark(at) For more details, please click here.