Initiated in collaboration with Stockholm Environment Institute, the toolkit aims to help coastal and fisheries management practitioners develop baseline knowledge around gender dimensions related to coastal and natural resources use, livelihood development and ecosystem management.

SEI Asia Senior Research Associate and co-leader of SEI Gender and Social Equality Programme, Bernadette P. Resurrección stresses the importance of a gender-integrated and gender responsive plan for the improved resilience of coastal ecosystems.

“Sustainable development in South and Southeast Asia cannot be achieved without the talent, knowledge and experience of half the population caring for marine and coastal resources at all levels of decision-making: at regional, national and community scales. However, biases and social-gender norms have constrained humanity from being more inclusive,” says Resurrección.