City of San Fernando, La Union – Project Monitoring Officers (PMOs) of the Department of Education (DepEd) Region I attended the five-day training on Gender Mainstreaming in Project Development, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation on October 12-16 at Hotel Ariana, Paringao, Bauang, La Union.
The training was organized in cooperation with the Regional Development Council (RDC) and National Economic Development Authority (NEDA). It aimed to provide monitoring officers of line agencies, state universities and colleges and Local Government Units (LGUs) with a common set of analytical concepts and tools on integrating gender and development concerns in the implementation of programs and projects to ensure the attainment of GAD goals.
Gender Specialist Dr. Florida P. Faculo of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) served as the resource speaker for the training. Dr. Faculo shared her expertise in GAD concepts and gender mainstreaming.
During the workshops, participants addressed gender-related challenges with a particular focus on gender-responsive and gender disaggregated statistics as relatively new areas of gender equality promotion.
They were also briefed on the application of gender-mainstreaming principles and importance of gender analysis in developing a GAD Framework in their respective agencies where they belong.
With the sharing of best practices among different agencies that implement gender-responsive programs and projects, DepEd reassures that programs and projects implemented are gender-responsive and that gender equality gaps are addressed.