Feminist Approaches in Alternative Development: The Case of Albania

14. March, 08:00-09:00 CET, Vienna International Center

This side event is held in the margins of the 66th session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) and organized by GIZ’s Global Partnership on Drug Policies and Development (GPDPD). It will present lessons and results of the project’s country activities in Albania with a focus on gender-transformative development measures in the context of drug crop cultivation. For this purpose, female farmers have been invited to talk about their experience.

The event, jointly hosted by Germany and Albania, aims to highlight the importance of a gender- transformative and inclusive approach to Alternative Development (AD), and its potential to enable better bottom-up responses to crises and more resilient societies. The session will present best practices, demonstrating how equal access to resources, economic opportunities, land, and land titles can not only change the lives of individuals but also impact power relations and structures in communities and generations to come.