The UN Sustaining Peace agenda brings together gender inclusivity and good governance of natural resources in a new set of conflict prevention initiatives focused on women’s inclusion in natural resource management (NRM). The UN strategic agenda on ‘Gender, Natural Resources, Climate, and Peace’ is framed around two core assumptions: 1) that NRM provides a good opportunity to increase women’s participation in fragile and conflict-affected settings, particularly considering climate shocks and 2) that women’s participation in NRM is necessary to prevent conflict in fragile and conflict-affected contexts. With this project, we propose a deeper critical interrogation of what meanings gender equality and women’s empowerment assume in natural resource management initiatives in conflict-affected countries and with what consequences for the design of peacebuilding policies.

  • Funding: BOF starting grant
  • Time period: 2021-2025
  • People Involved: Maria Martin de Almagro (PI), Jules Bakker (PhD students), , Caitlin Ryan, (Associate researcher, University of Groningen)