IAFN and The Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA)

Since 2016, IAFN has been a member the Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA) through our “Empowering Women Through Analog Forestry Project” that is divided into 3 key components: AF Training, Implementation Sites, and Lobbying and Advocacy.

 Through our membership with GAGGA, IAFN has been able to implement Analog Forestry (AF)

centered initiatives in 12 countries (see below) and form critical alliances with grassroots organizations with the support of Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres (FCAM), Both ENDS and Mama Cash. GAGGA’s alliances strengthen and unify the capabilities of grassroots efforts to lobby and advocate with and for women’s rights to water, food and a clean, healthy and safe environment.

To find out about or site specific partnerships please click on the map for an overview of the activities and accomplishments across through our alliance with GAGGA.

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The Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA)

As part of the alliance, the AF Training Centers give Analog Forestry workshops with focus on GAGGA’s agenda. Participants are mostly women farmers, members of NGOs, as well as governmental decision-makers. One of the workshops main concerns is to analyze together with the participants the local situation. While women in Cameroon have limited access to land, pesticide contaminated water in Costa Rica endangers health in towns close to pineapple production. One of the strongest and most important objectives of the workshops is creating a fruitful network consisting of multipliers of different interest groups, to advance shared agendas along with greater lobby and advocacy capacity.

IAFN is proud to have been invited to be a part of GAGGA’s five-year goals. With the participation of IAFN’s training centers in Sri Lanka, Cameroon, Costa Rica and Bolivia, it was possible to form a powerful quadrille in terms of putting the Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action’s objectives into action.

The Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA) brings together the Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres (FCAM), Both ENDS and Mama Cash. With FCAM, a Central American grassroots fund based in Nicaragua with extensive experience in supporting women’s rights groups, GAGGA sets out to strengthen and unify the capabilities of grassroots groups and movements to lobby and advocate with and for women to claim their rights to water, to food and to a clean, healthy and safe environment).

“We are either going to have a future where women lead the way to make peace with the Earth or we are not going to have a human future at all.” –Vandana Shiva