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Regional Gender Strategy and Action Plan 2017–2019 for Asia and the Pacific- FAO

The Regional Gender Strategy and Action Plan aims to provide focus for the FAO gender-related work in Asia and the Pacific and identify delivery mechanisms for the period 2017-2019. The Regional Gender Strategy and Action Plan encompasses work at both the regional and country level and is primarily intended for the FAO regional office for Asia and the Pacific, country offices, and project staff.

The Regional Gender Strategy aims to provide focus for the FAO gender-related work in Asia and the Pacific and identify delivery mechanisms for the period 2017–2019. The main objectives of the strategy are to: 1) establish regional priorities to support gender equality in alignment with the FAO GEP and Strategic Framework; 2) outline delivery mechanisms, roles and responsibilities; and 3) improve the visibility of RAP’s gender work and encourage knowledge generation and the sharing of results.

The regional strategy encompasses work at both the regional, and country level. Because the agricultural, socioeconomic, and gender contexts in the Asia-Pacific Region are so diverse, the strategy does not attempt to map out all gender work that will take place in all countries and technical areas. Rather, it maps out areas of common focus to which many countries in the region can contribute. Individual countries and technical teams will need to assess their situation and develop specific activities to meet local needs and opportunities within the context of the GEP and the Regional Strategy. The Strategy is also specific to the time period at hand: it focuses on what needs to be done in the next four years to move RAP towards the FAO longer-term gender equality goals and ultimately the achievement of the SDGs.