GAD Webinar Guidelines

Target Participants
The webinar series is open to Executive Departments, National Line Agencies, Central Offices of Bureaus, Attached Agencies, and Government-Owned and/or Controlled Corporations (GOCCs), Legislative and Judiciary Branches, Constitutional Bodies and State Universities and Colleges (SUCs).

Attendees per Agency
There are no limits on the number of participants per agency. The PCW will accept registration on a first-come-first-served basis. Registration will be opened one week before the scheduled session and will automatically close when the slots of 500 participants have been filled.

Each agency participant shall register on the GAD Webinar link uploaded in the PCW Facebook/Website. There will be a two-level registration process. After the initial registration, a confirmation email will be sent to the participant with the webinar credentials. Participants are expected to register per the webinar schedule.

Online Platform
PCW will use the Zoom Webinar platform. The meeting link and password will only be sent to the confirmed participants and should not be shared with others.

Ensuring Training Quality
Participants are advised to have a stable Internet connection or have at least 5mbps bandwidth. To check for speed, participants may visit

Training Cost
The webinars offered by PCW are free of charge.

E-Certificate will be issued to participants who have accomplished the Post Test and Evaluation Survey thru a Google Form. The e-certificate will be emailed to the participants within seven (7) working days after the scheduled session.


  • Participants must be registered and attend the GAD webinar via Zoom.
  • Attendance will be monitored throughout the session. Participants must attend at least 80% of the training time.
  • Participants must correctly answer at least 70% of the post-test.
  • Participants must respond to the activity and resource person evaluation.

GAD Webinar Schedules and Descriptions

Session Title: Introduction to GAD Concepts and SOGIESC
September 1, 2020, 1:00-5:00 PM

To achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment, agencies must first be gender-sensitized by understanding basic GAD concepts. This learning session describes basic gender-related concepts and identifies how social institutions contribute to perpetuating gender issues/biases. It aims to differentiate sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions and appreciate the importance of SOGIESC in GAD work and advocacy.

Resource Persons:

  • Ms. Marita C. Pimentel
    Independent GAD Consultant, PCW GAD Resource Pool Batch 1
  • Mr. Pent Elyria Dawn V. Liongson
    Gender and Development Specialist II
    Philippine Commission on Women

Download the presentation materials here.

Session Title: Fundamentals of Gender Mainstreaming: Review of Policy Imperatives on GAD and Gender Mainstreaming Concepts
September 10,2020, 1:00-5:00 PM

This learning session discusses gender mainstreaming as a strategy to pursue gender equality and make it a fundamental value in development choices and institutional practice. Gender Mainstreaming ensures the recognition of gender issues on a sustained basis by including a gender perspective in the design and implementation of plans and programs to carry out government mandates. It also reviews GAD-related mandates that are imperative and essential in fully understanding the basis and history of the Gender and Development Approach in the country.

Resource Persons:

  • Ms. Nharleen Santos-Millar
    Chief Gender and Development Specialist
    Philippine Commission on Women
  • Atty. Eric Paul D. Peralta
    Director, Gender Center, UP Los Banos
    PCW GAD Resource Pool Batch 7

Download the presentation materials here.

Session Title: Gender Analysis: Tools and Praxis
September 29,2020, 1:00-5:00 PM

Gender analysis is a crucial element in gender mainstreaming. This webinar aims to enhance appreciation of gender analysis as the process of asking essential questions to understand the differences of women and men in terms of gender needs and interests, capabilities, roles and responsibilities, access to and control of resources, benefits, and opportunities as well as constraints to participation and decision-making.

The conceptual building blocks of gender analysis aims to generate an enhanced awareness of the factors behind gender issues and why they persist.

The session discusses gender analysis tools to surface gender issues among women and men, girls and boys in households and communities. It introduces gender analysis tools used to diagnose gender gaps in organizations and influence programs and projects to be gender-responsive.

Resource Persons:

  • Ms. Gichelle A. Cruz
    Independent GAD Consultant
    PCW GAD Resource Pool Batch 2
  • Ms. Marianne Kristine Delgado
    Supervising Gender and Development Specialist
    Philippine Commission on Women

Download the presentation materials here.

Session Title: Beyond Attribution: Use of the HGDG to Mainstream GAD Elements in the Project Development Cycle
October 13, 2020, 1:00-5:00 PM

The Harmonized GAD Guidelines (HGDG), a tool co-developed by the Philippine Commission on Women and the National Economic and Development Authority, ensures that programs and projects undertaken by the government in their various stages are gender-responsive. This learning session focuses on using the HGDG to integrate GAD elements in the programs and projects of government agencies. It also highlights how the results of HGDG are applied in preparing the GAD Plan and Budget and GAD Accomplishment Report and in identifying strategies to address the gaps or missing elements. The session hopes to make its participants internalize the importance of HGDG in the gender-responsive project development cycle and realize that applying HGDG as a tool significantly influences the rest of the agencies’ processes/programs to become gender-responsive.

  • Dir. James Arsenio O. Ponce
    Department of Agrarian Reform and PCW GAD Resource Pool Batch 1
  • Ms. Josephine Khaleen M. Sasuman
    Supervising Gender and Development Specialist
    Philippine Commission on Women

Download the presentation materials here.

Session Title: GAD Planning and Budgeting: From Preparation to GAD Funds Audit
October 15, 2020, 1:00-5:00 PM

This learning session is clustered into three essential portions of GAD Planning and Budgeting. The first part focuses on the steps and procedure in preparing a GAD Plan and Budget, a systematically designed set of programs, projects, and activities to be implemented over a given period. The second part highlights the elements, processes, and procedures for submission, review, and endorsement of GAD Plan and Budget and GAD Accomplishment Report of National Government Agencies based on the Circulars issued by PCW such as the GAD Budget Call and PCW-NEDA-DBM JC 2012-01. While the last part will discuss the comprehensive audit of a government agency’s policies, funds, programs, projects, and activities focusing on the area of GAD to determine the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of interventions in addressing gender issues.

Resource Persons:

  • Atty. Mylen Gonzales-Esquivel
    Independent GAD Consultant
    PCW GAD Resource Pool Batch 1
  • Ms. Anita E. Baleda
    Chief Gender and Development Specialist
    Philippine Commission on Women
  • Atty. Fortunata M. Rubico
    Director IV
    Chairperson, GAD Focal Point System
    Commission on Audit

Download the presentation materials here.

Session Title: The GAD Agenda: Formulating the GAD Strategic Framework and GAD Strategic Plan
November 19, 2020, 1:00-:00 PM

This learning session will discuss the step-by-step guide in formulation the agency’s GAD strategic framework and plan to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment. Part of the session is to apply gender analysis in identifying issues, goals, and strategies to mainstream gender perspective in the agency’s plans, projects, and programs. Select agencies who have developed their GAD Agenda will share their experiences.

Resource Person:
Mr. Raymond Jay L. Mazo
Supervising Gender and Development Specialist
Philippine Commission on Women

Downloadable Resources:

For inquiries and concerns, agencies may get in touch with PCW-TSRCD through e-mail Our GAD Specialists will be happy to answer concerns related to the GAD Webinar.