Where can I find the results of the conference?
All results from Forests in Women’s Hands were compiled and summarised and can be downloaded at Results.
How will the outcomes of the conference be communicated?
Participants will share results through their networks, which will likely grow due to professional connections and friendships gained during the event, and return home with new ideas, knowledge, and tools that can be applied in practice.
Results of the conference will be presented to the Forest Forum of the Austrian Forest Dialogue as a measure for implementing the Austrian Forest Strategy 2020+, and shared through the partners’ communication channels and possible media outlets.
What was the format of the event?
The conference was a networking event. The programme contained various sessions including a panel discussion, information market, and world café, among others. Participants had the opportunity to participate online in the conference, to join in the discussion and to get to know representatives from the forestry sector at home and abroad.
Forest owners and anyone who was studying or working in forest-related fields (academics, forest managers, forest workers, policy makers, and students).
The interactive format of the event provided many possibilities for participants to actively engage in discussions and to learn from each other about a variety of existing projects and initiatives. The diverse backgrounds of participants contributed to the richness and quality of the mutual learning experience.
Which languages were spoken?
The programme was offered bilingually in English and German. The Conference Results are available in English and German.
What is the information market?
Forests in Women’s Hands hosted an information market, where participants could present women’s networks or relevant initiatives connected to gender equality in forestry. The posters that were presented at the information market are included in the Conference Results.
What is the Buddy System?
The Buddy System was a program set up by the organizing committee to encourage communication between participants before, during and after the Conference. The Buddy System thus offered every participant an opportunity to meet and get to know one participant already before the Conference. It facilitated networking and less formal knowledge exchange.