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Research on gender and environmental governance in other disciplines has focused mainly on women's near absence from community forestry institutions. This presentation reverses that focus and asks: what if women were present in these institutions? Would that affect resource conservation and regeneration? Based on primary data on communities managing local forests in India and Nepal, the author provides some answers.
About Bina Agarwal
Bina Agarwal is Professor of Development Economics and Environment, University of Manchester. She is also President of the International Society of Ecological Economics and a member of the Future Earth Science Committee. Her most recent book is Gender and Green Governance (Oxford: Oxford University Press, Pb 2013). See also www.binaagarwal.com
See also, Agarwal, Bina (2009): 'Gender and Forest Conservation', Ecological Economics, Vol. 68: 2785-99.
Agarwal, Bina (2010): Gender and Green Governance: The Political Economy of Women's Presence Within and Beyond Community Forestry (Oxford: Oxford University Press), paperback edition 2013.