In commemoration of National Women's Month celebration in March, DENR MIMAROPA launches the Search for Gender and Development (Gad) Champions for 2023.

This Award recognizes agency partners and DENR employees who have made a dent in advocating gender equality and inclusive development.

GAD Champions are individuals and groups, who, regardless of age, sex, gender, socio-economic status, race and physical abilities, pursue GAD as an approach to achieve goals in conserving and protecting the environment and natural resources, addressing climate change and eventually, community wellbeing and human rights.

Nominations are now open and you may access the form and guidelines at

The deadline of the submission of nominations is on February 28, 2023 (12:00 midnight).