To fulfill its mandate in providing Gender and Development (GAD) related technical assistance (TA) even in the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippine Commission on Women launched its first GAD webinar series in 2020. It aims to provide members of GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) and other government staff members the opportunity to be levelled off on GAD-related concepts, mandates, framework, tools, and procedures based on the modules designed by PCW. Creating a herstoric milestone in 2020, a total of 2,367 participants (1878 females and 489 males) attended and took part in the GAD webinar sessions.

As the government continues to adjust to the new normal, PCW will again organize and offer its laddered GAD webinar series beginning March 2021. The Zoom webinar will still be used as the online platform for the conduct of GAD webinars.


Target Participants

The webinar is open to all the members of the GFPS of Executive Departments, National Line Agencies, Central Offices of Bureaus, Attached Agencies, and Government-Owned and/or Controlled Corporations (GOCCs), Legislative, Judiciary Branches, Constitutional Bodies, and State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), Local Government Units, and Water Districts. Private organizations and civil society organizations will not be prioritized in the webinar series for 2021.


Participants are expected to register following the webinar schedule. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no limit on the number of participants per agency.

Each agency participant shall register on the GAD Webinar link uploaded in the PCW Facebook/Website. Registration link will open one (1) week or earlier before the webinar schedule and will automatically close if the number of registered participants reaches 1000. The list of registration dates is indicated below.

Once the registration is approved, a confirmation email will be sent to the participant containing the webinar credentials.

Participants with approved confirmation but did not participate during the actual GAD webinar session for whatever reason may not be allowed to participate in the subsequent webinar sessions of PCW.

Please note that PCW does not require agencies to send an official letter requesting slots for their agency participation in the GAD webinar series.

All registration will be coursed through the GAD webinar registration page.

Online Platform

PCW will use the Zoom Webinar platform that can accommodate 1,000 participants. The meeting link and password will only be sent to the confirmed participants. Participants are advised to refrain from sharing the Zoom Webinar credentials as slots are limited only to registered ones. For this year, the webinar will not be streamed live via the PCW official Facebook page but will be uploaded at a later time.

Ensuring Training Quality

Participants are advised to have a stable Internet connection or have at least 5mbps bandwidth. To check the Internet peed, participants may visit

Training Cost

The webinars are free of charge. 


E-Certificate will be issued only to participants who have completed at least 50% of the total aggregate training time (logged in the Zoom session), passed the post-test, and accomplished the Google Form Evaluation Survey.


GAD Webinar 1
Session Title: Introduction to GAD Concepts and SOGIESC

Schedule: March 18, 2021; 1:00-5:00 pm

Description: To achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment, agencies need to know the basics. This learning session aims to describe basic gender-related concepts and identify how social institutions contribute to perpetuating gender issues/biases. It also endeavors to differentiate sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions and appreciate the importance of SOGIESC in our GAD work and advocacy.

Resource Persons:

Dr. Wilhelmina Pateña-Masinsin
Head, University of Rizal System GAD Center
PCW GAD Resource Pool Batch 1

Alvin Cloyd H. Dakis
Principal Consultant and Managing Director, ADGenderPh Training and Consultancy
PCW GAD Resource Pool Batch 4


GAD Webinar 2
Session Title: Fundamentals of Gender Mainstreaming: Review of Policy Imperatives on GAD and GM Concepts 

Schedule: May 12, 2021; 1:00-5:00 pm

Opening of Registration: April 26, 2021; 2:00 pm

Description: This learning session focuses on gender mainstreaming as a strategy to implement gender equality policies 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. The session 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:

Maria Clara Ignacio
Independent GAD Consultant
PCW GAD Resource Pool Batch 3

Atty. Judie Rose T. Dimayuga
Director II, House of Representatives
PCW GAD Resource Pool Batch 4


GAD Webinar 3
Session Title: Gender Analysis: Tools and Praxis

Schedule: June 23, 2021; 1:00-5:00 pm

Opening of Registration: June 15, 2021; 2:00 pm


This learning session focuses on gender analysis as a practical process in asking essential questions and understanding the differences between men and women in terms of needs and capabilities, roles and responsibilities, and access and control to resources. There are various gender analysis tools suitable to the needs of intended stakeholders, like the 24-hour profiling and its sample applications.

The Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework (GMEF), one of the tools that this session highlights, is developed by the PCW to gauge government agencies’ level of organizational gender responsiveness.

Resource Persons:

Rosena D. Sanchez
Independent GAD Consultant
PCW GAD Resource Pool Batch 1

Karen G. Dagñalan-Dy
Supervising GAD Specialist
Philippine Commission on Women


GAD Webinar 4
Session Title: Beyond Attribution: Use of the HGDG to mainstream GAD elements in the Project Development Cycle

Schedule: August 18, 2021, 1-5pm

Opening of Registration: August 2, 2021, 2pm

DescriptionThe Harmonized GAD Guidelines (HGDG), a tool co-developed by the PCW 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 showcases the use of HGDG to integrate GAD elements in the programs and projects of government agencies. It also underscores how the results of HGDG are applied in preparing the GAD Plan and Budget and GAD Accomplishment Report and 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 be gender-responsive.

Resource Persons:

Joenna P. Tabu-Tattao
Senior Technical Education and Skills Development Specialist
TESDA Member, PCW GAD Resource Pool Batch 6

Elizabeth B. Omas-as
Senior Gender and Development Specialist
Philippine Commission on Women


GAD Webinar 5
Session Title: GAD Planning and Budgeting: From Preparation to GAD Funds Audit

Schedule: October 7, 2021; 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Opening of Registration: September 21, 2021; 1:00 pm

Description: This learning session is clustered into three essential portions of GAD Planning and Budgeting. The first part focuses on the steps and procedures in preparing a GAD Plan and Budget, a systematically designed set of programs, projects, and activities to be implemented over a given period of time. The second part highlights the elements, processes, and procedures for submission, review and endorsement of GAD Plan and Budget and GAD Accomplishment Report of NGAs based on the Circulars issued by PCW such as the GAD Budget Call and PCW-NEDA-DBM JC 2012-01. The last part discusses 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: 

Vichel Rse J. Pangan
Independent GAD Consultant and GR Pool Batch 5 Member
Session 1: Guidelines on Preparation of GPB and GAD AR to Implement MCW (JC 2012-01)

Anita E. Baleda
Chief GAD Specialist, PCW-Policy Development, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Division
Session 2: Submission, Review, and Endorsement of GPBbased on PCW Circular 2021-04

Sofia C. Gemora
Director IV, Cluster 1 – Executive Offices, Commission on Audit-
Session 3: Guidelines in the Audit of GAD Fund and Activities in Government Agencies (COA Circular 2014-01)


GAD Webinar 6
Session Title: The GAD Agenda: Formulating the GAD Strategic Framework and GAD Strategic Plan

Schedule:  November 18, 2021; 1:00-5:00 pm

Reopening of Registration: November 10, 2021; 2:00 pm

Description: This learning session presents the step-by-step guide in formulating 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 Persons:

Deputy Chief of Party, The Challenge Initiative Philippines
Zuellig Family Foundation
Part I: GAD Strategic Framework

Planning Officer III
Council for the Welfare of Children
Part II: GAD Strategic Plan


Supervising GAD Specialist
PCW-Technical Services and Regional Coordination Division


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.