May the award we recently received - our second place, inspire us all to aim higher and work harder to mainstream gender in our organization, Campus Director Franklin L. Salisid said to the members of GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) during the three-in-one GAD seminar-workshop on September 16-17, 2022 at the C Resort, Libertad, Misamis Oriental.
Salisid commended all the GFPS members for a job well done in the previous year that made the campus secure the second place in the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Gender and Development (GAD) Mainstreaming Award 2022 PSHS Campus Category.
“Since we’re the second best, we also need to level up our knowledge of GAD, our targets, and even our awards,” he said. Hence, we are having this three-in-one GAD seminar-workshop that focuses on the deepening of GAD related concepts. Through this capacity building of human resources, we hope to improve our gender mainstreaming and see tangible results. With your expertise, talents, and skills, I believe we can make it to the top; we can achieve it.”
Prior to the start of the main sessions, the GFPS coordinator, Marisa L. Dahan had a talk first on enhancing GAD Plan and Budget (GPB) to guide the GFPS members especially the Program and Project Developer and Implementer (PPDI) technical working group who would craft the GPB 2023.
Dandie C. Somoson, the GFPS Monitoring, Evaluation, and Documentation (MED) lead also presented the Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework (GMEF) 2021, emphasizing the areas to which the organization has to work on after scoring low to none in some descriptors under policy, people, enabling mechanism, and programs, activities,and projects (PAPS), the four critical entry points to GAD mainstreaming.
Somoson also gave an update on the GAD Accomplishment Report (GAR) 2022 to identify what has already been accomplished so far and what else needs to be done based on the approved GPB 2022.
The seminar-workshop then followed, putting emphasis on the deepening sessions on generating sex-disaggregated data, conducting gender analysis, and GAD planning and budgeting 2023 with Maria Fe Singson, the resource speaker who is a member of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) - National Gender Resource Pool (NGRP).
On the second day, Ian Cris Cadile, the GFPS- PPDI lead, presented the proposed GPB 2023, the output of the said technical working group that included the different heads in the respective units.
While the invited speaker commended the said output, Singson also gave valuable feedback to improve the proposed GPB 2023 which the GFPS members found to be very helpful.