The technical evaluators, researchers, and project leaders on S & T gathered together for a face to face training and planning on July 22, 2022 at Elena O. Diola Memorial Hall, DOST 7, Sudlon, Lahug, Cebu City

To effectively mainstream gender perspective in Science and Technology Research in DOST 7, the technical evaluators, researchers, and project leaders on S & T gathered together for a face to face training and planning on July 22, 2022 in Elena O. Diola Memorial Hall, DOST 7, Sudlon, Lahug, Cebu City.

A total of 36 (28 Females, 8 Males) active participants gathered together who crafted a plan to, institutionalize GAD in S & T Research, develop policies on GAD Lens integration, conduct gender gap analysis on research outputs through collection and management of sex-disaggregated data, to conduct trainings on how to Engender Research proposals and projects, incorporate gender analysis in every research endeavor, integrate GAD in the research priorities of the institution, to craft GAD responsive and Gender sensitive activities in research, and to incorporate GAD in all research evaluation process. 

Samuel A. Parcon, OIC of the Office of the Regional Director and the ARD for Finance and Administration, said, “this training seeks to provide a huge opportunity to all technical evaluators, researchers, and project leaders who are part of the Central Visayas Consortium for Health Research and Development (CVCHRD) in Region VII … on how you could best integrate gender perspective in the development of research proposal or research protocols here in Region 7.” He added, the training is in line with DOST 7 strong advocacy on, “gender mainstreaming as a strategy to pursue a gender-responsive organization, in support to RA 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women.”

Dr. Marieta Bañez Sumagaysay, Executive Director III of the National Research Council of the Philippines of the Department of Science and Technology, enhanced the proficiency of training attendees on basic gender concepts, gender analysis and tools, how to engender S & T research, the Harmonized GAD Guidelines tool, on how to evaluate the gender responsiveness of programs and projects.

Prepared by: Myrel M. Siason