The participants and enablers during the Trainers Training on May 28, 2021, spearheaded by the DOST 7.

“As the project implementers of our provincial offices you are directly involved with our clients and you served as the “channel of change” in propagating the programs and services of DOST VII responsive to the gender needs of both our men and women clients,” OIC- Regional Director, Mr. Samuel A. Parcon said during the Trainers Training on GAD Advocacy in S & T on May 28, 2021 via zoom platform.

The training seeks to train the project implementers on how to mainstream Gender Responsive Programming among its clientele in the province of Cebu, Bohol, Siquijor and Negros Oriental.

To effectively integrate gender and development in S & T, the implementers enhanced their awareness on the  need to, integrate gender analysis and gender-responsive actions into programme design, build the capacity of clients to respond to gender inequalities, ensure access  of men and women to  S & T programs and services, provide equal participation of men and women in scientific work, develop gender-sensitive monitoring and evaluation, and the need to advocate for the issuance and implementation of gender-responsive policies in client’s workplaces.

Ms. Marjorie S. Bajado, Scholarship Coordinator of PSTC Negros Oriental shared, the training is “very informative for GAD advocates and project implementers.”

By Myrel Madridano-Siason