Impact Assessment of Gender Analysis in Community Forestry Case Study Sennar State

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Abdallah, Hayfa
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The sustainable use of forests require the participation of all rural population , including women. Gender analysis, by its very nature, demands interaction of the researchrs, women and men at the local level. Their interaction helps to strengthen the project planning process and ensure that any planned activity is appropriate. The scope of this researchfocuses on the assessment of geneder analysis according to the differentactivities of community forestry. The broad objective of this research isto assess how best to involve all stakeholders based on gender analysis in the innovation process of community forestry. Two types of data were usedin the research, namely; primary and secondary data. The former was collected through interviewing and group discussion and the latar was collectedfrom reports and other documents. The main findings of the research are; the activity of communityforestry in the study area is autonomous (localinvention) particularlythose of men and mixed communal forests, while in women group the NGOs contributed significantly in the establishment of community forestry. There is a general preference of mixed communal forests in which men and women work together; women are subjected to extension more than men due to their keenness to attend meetings. The level of training sessions lags far behind the level of information dissemination in all the categories of communal forests. There are some operations are which difficult for women to perform, and although men are able to perform the different operations of community forestry, they do not prefer to perform some activities. Moreover, the study arrived at valuable conclusions and recommendations.