DENR MIMAROPA Holds Training Workshop on
Gender and Sensitivity, Planning and Budgeting


gad harmonized copyThe Regional Gender and Development Focal Point System MIMAROPA successfully conducted the three day workshop on Harmonized Gender and Development Guidelines last January 06-08, 2015 at Best Western Oxford Suites Hotel in Makati City with thirty (30) Land Management Officers from PENROs and CENROs and some DENR Regional Office officers in attendance.

Regional Director Oscar C. Dominguez emphasized the significance of GAD Mainstreaming in the programs, projects and activities of the office and that there must be more initiatives in mainstreaming Gender in line with the GAD road map of the DENR as a whole. He elaborated his plan of activities in Gender and Development efforts of the regional office including PENROs and CENROs in his opening remarks.

Resource Speakers, Forester Dolores D. Wanasen and RTD for PAWCZMS and Concurrent Regional Chair for GAD Focal Point System, RTD Gwendolyn C. Bambalan led the leveling of expectation on the conduct of the training and discussed “The Basic Concepts and Principles of Gender and Development”; “Sex Disaggregated Data Collection and Gender Analysis”.

On the next day, Forester Wanasen presented the topic on Harmonized Gender and Development Guidelines (HGDG) -an important Gender Analysis tool used to analyze the gender responsiveness of development projects of government agencies and attached offices and other office development assistance (ODA) – funded programs. Here, the Core messages in designing, implementation and Monitoring and evaluation of development projects were presented.

The next topic she discussed was the “Gender Mainstreaming and Gender Mainstreaming Framework (GMEF), which was aimed to determine the level/stage of gender responsiveness of the organization, mainstreaming and integrating gender concerns. The participants were also oriented about the four stages of gender mainstreaming, the indicators or descriptors that are present to signify their level of gender mainstreaming. The topic on GAD Planning and Budgeting was presented by RTD Bambalan where she discussed the concepts, principles and processes of GAD planning and budgeting. She also discussed the legal bases and considerations in planning and emphasized that the budget to be attributed on projects is based from the score of their HGDG.

Under the Gender and Development (GAD) Program, DENR MIMAROPA aims to be more active and enthusiastic in organizing events about GAD, as reflected in this Harmonized GAD Guidelines workshop, which primarily focuses on the idea that development is for all, that everyone in society, female or male, has the right to equal opportunities to achieve a full and satisfying life.