The participants and enablers during the “Virtual Training and Assessment on Mainstreaming GAD Elements in the Project Development Cycle using the Harmonized Gender and Development Guidelines (HGDG) on September 14, 2021 via zoom platform.

“DOST 7 highly advocates the implementation of gender responsive programs and projects that take into consideration the different needs of all male and female clients. Equal participation and equal fair distribution of S & T services to clients and project stakeholders should be pursued to ensure gender responsive programming. This training seeks to provide a huge opportunity to both project implementers and project clients on how to integrate GAD elements in the programs and projects of DOST VII,” Engr. Jesus F. Zamora, Jr., OIC-Regional Director of said.

The training seeks to heighten the awareness of DOST 7 project implementers and clients on how to integrate GAD Elements in the program and project implementation of DOST VII so as to foster gender responsive project intervention in Cebu, Bohol, Siquijor and Negros Oriental.

Ms. Maria Fe Singson. the Supervising Science Research Specialist of the Gender and Development Program of DOST, and a member of the National Gender and Development Resource Pool of the Philippine Commission on Women, shared a Review of Gender Analysis, steps how to Mainstream GAD Elements in the Project Development Cycle, facilitated the sharing of Lessons Learned, provided input on Harmonized GAD Guidelines and facilitated the workshop on Integrating GAD in the Project Proposal.

Three breakout rooms were organized in the Workshop activity paving the way for project clients to share how they have integrated GAD perspectives in their project proposals.

Ms. Gina Panio of G’s Cocoa Manufacturing, a SETUP client of DOST VII said the training is “Overwhelmingly informative on how to be gender-responsive in project and business,” implementation.”

 

By Myrel Madridano-Siason