Regional Training of Trainers (ToT) on GAD
Ms. Nharleen Millar of PCW discussing the core messages of gender analysis.

The Calabarzon Regional Gender and Development Committee (RGADC) in partnership with the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and Laguna State Polytechnic University conducted the 1st Calabarzon Regional Training of Trainers (ToT) on Gender and Development (GAD) on 20 to 22 April 2016 at Maria Paz Royale Garden Resort, Barangay Sta. Filomena, San Pablo City.

A total of 24 participants from regional line agencies (RLAs), state universities and colleges (SUCs) and local government units (LGUs) completed the training course. The objective of the training to capacitate the RGADC members in providing technical assistance on gender analysis tools was achieved through the lecture and workshop activities focusing on the core GAD messages. Among the topics covered during the training were the following: a) GAD orientation; b) gender analysis; c) GAD planning and budgeting; d) Harmonized GAD Guidelines; and e) Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework. A return demonstration and evaluation of presenters was part of the three-day training to assess the readiness and competency of the participants as possible resource persons on GAD.

With the strengthened capacities of the resource pool, the region aims to further promote and localize the Magna Carta on Women and strengthen the capacities of the GAD focal point system of RLAs, SUCs and LGUs on GAD beyond compliance.

Ms. Lovely Mores, Senior EDS, of the Policy Formulation and Planning Division represented NEDA IV-A in the activity.

Regional Training of Trainers (ToT) on GAD
From left to right: Ms. Marita Barcia of PSWDO Laguna, Ms. Annalyn Angulo of DILG IV-A and Dr. Nelson Gonzales of URS presenting their topics during the return demonstration.
Regional Training of Trainers (ToT) on GAD
From left to right: Ms. Florita Lachica of PSWDO Batangas, Ms. Ella Obligado of DA IV-A and Dr. Nelia Cresino of CvSU presenting their topics during the return demonstration.

Lovely S. Mores, NEDA Region IV-A | Wednesday, April 27, 2016