In order to fulfill its mandate in providing Gender and Development (GAD) related technical assistance (TA) even in times of 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 continue to adjust to the new-normal, PCW will once 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.

  1. Target Participants

The webinar is open to all the members of the GAD Focal Point System 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. 

2. Registration

2.1 Participants are expected to register per webinar schedule. Registration will be accepted on a first come first served basis. There is no limit on the number of participants per agency.
2.2 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 reached 1000. List of registration dates are indicated in the GAD Webinar schedule below.
2.3 Once the registration is approved, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the participant with the webinar credentials that will be used during the scheduled session.
2.4 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 succeeding webinar sessions of PCW.

Please take note that PCW is not requiring agencies to send an official letter requesting for slots for their agency participation in the GAD webinar series. All registration will be coursed through the GAD webinar registration page that will be uploaded per webinar schedule. 

3. Online Platform

PCW will use Zoom Webinar platform that can accommodate 1,000 participants. 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 those who registered. For this year, the webinar will not be streamed live via the PCW official Facebook page but will be uploaded in a later time. 

4. Ensuring Training Quality

To ensure the quality of the training, participants are advised to have a stable internet connection or has at least 5mbps bandwidth. To check for the speed, participants may type in their web browsers.

5. Training Cost

The webinars offered is free of charge. 

6. E-Certificate

E-Certificate will be issued only to participants who have completed at least 2.5 hours of aggragate training time per session and have accomplished the Post Test and Evaluation Survey thru a Google Survey that will be shared to participants. 


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 the perpetuation of gender issues/biases. The session also aims 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

Download the presentation materials here.

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 the 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 through the inclusion of a gender perspective in the design and implementation of plans and programs to carry out government mandates. The session will also review GAD-related mandates that are imperative and essential in fully understanding the basis and history of 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

Download the presentation materials here.

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

DescriptionThis learning session will focus on gender analysis as a practical process in asking key questions and understanding the differences of men and women in terms of needs and capabilities, roles and responsibilities, and access and control to resources, among others. There are various gender analysis tools suitable to the needs of intended stakeholders, like the 24-hour profiling and its sample applications. One of the tools that this session will also focus on is the Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework (GMEF) for institutions/organizations. This is one of the tools developed by the Philippine Commission on Women to gauge the level of organizational gender-responsiveness of government agencies in the country.

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

Download the presentation materials here.

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 Philippine Commission on Women and the National Economic and Development Authority, is used to ensure that programs and projects undertaken by the government in their various stages are gender responsive. This learning session will focus on the use of HGDG to integrate GAD elements in the programs and projects of government agencies. It will also highlight 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 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

Download the presentation materials here.

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 important portions of GAD Planning and Budgeting.  The first part will focus 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 of time. The second part will highlight 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 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)

Download the presentation materials here.

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

Opening of Registration: November 9, 2021; 2:00 pm

Description: 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 plans, projects, and programs of the agency. Select agencies who have developed their GAD Agenda will share their experiences. 

Resource Persons: TBA

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.