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David Jensen
Head of ECP

Matti Lehtonen
Inter-Agency Affairs

Andrew Morton
Greening of Peacekeeping

Dag Seierstad
Extractive Resources
and Environmental Change

Pauliina Upla
Environmental Peacebuilding

Katrine Sorensen
Renewable Energy

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Published jointly by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equity and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO), this report is the product of a two-year collaboration between the four partners to: (i) improve the understanding of the complex relationship between women and natural resources in conflict-affected settings, and (ii) make the case for pursuing gender equality, women’s empowerment and sustainable natural resource management together in support of peacebuilding. 

Financed by the Governments of Finland, Spain, Sweden, the Republic of Korea and the UK, this report draws on field research from over 20 different countries and some 200 academic sources and institutions.

  • Part 1 provides an analysis of the relationship between women and natural resources in peacebuilding contexts, reviewing key issues across three main categories of resources, including land, renewable and extractive resources.
  • Part 2 discusses entry points for peacebuilding practitioners to address risks and opportunities related to women and natural resource management, focusing on political participation, protection and economic empowerment.


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This report was produced under UNEP’s Environmental Cooperation for Peacebuilding Programme