2022 GAD Webinar Series

As an oversight agency and coordinating body on women’s empowerment and gender equality and as mandated by the Magna Carta of Women (MCW), the PCW leads the implementation of a capacity-building program on gender and development (GAD) to equip national government agencies (NGAs), state universities and colleges (SUCs), government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) and other government instrumentalities as well as local government units (LGUs) with the proper mindset on gender sensitivity, as well as skills on gender-responsive development planning to fulfill their roles and responsibilities under the MCW and other policy issuances and mandates on GAD.

The conduct of GAD Webinars is aligned with the National GAD Resource Program‘s (NGRP) vision to create an accessible, innovative and informative platform to increase awareness and knowledge of policymakers, public officers, and gender trainers on GAD mainstreaming. The GAD Webinar is also PCW’s Technical Assistance (TA) strategy to address the need for direct TA to several requesting agencies. This approach reduces the demand for face-to-face TA given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It also enables the learners to complete the GAD modules within the safety of their homes and offices.

Now in its third year, the PCW GAD Webinar Series will be offered to various government agencies and the general public. We capacitated 6,774 participants from government agencies, 2367 in 2020 (1878 females and 489 males) and 4407 in 2021 (3500 females, 889 males, and 18 unidentified). This year’s GAD Webinar Series hopes to reach more duty-bearers who will avail and complete eight (8) GAD modules from February to November 2022. 

The webinar series will also tap the expertise of the PCW GAD Resource Pool members for the delivery of sessions on basic GAD, gender mainstreaming, gender analysis, GAD planning and budgeting, GAD agenda development, and gender-fair communication.

GAD Webinar Guidelines

1. Target Participants

The webinar is open to all GAD Focal Point System members and other personnel of the 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 (LGUs), and Local Water Districts (LWDs). 

Note: Individuals from private organizations and civil society organizations may be allowed to join if there are available slots after the final registration of target participants. 

2. Registration

2.1 Interested participants are advised to register according to the webinar schedule. Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no limit on the number of participants per agency/institution. Registration link will open before the webinar schedule and will automatically close once the number of registered participants reaches 1000.

2.2 All registration will be made through the GAD webinar registration page. Please note that PCW does not require agencies to send an official letter requesting slots for their agency participation in the GAD webinar series.

2.3 Each agency participant shall individually register on the GAD Webinar link uploaded in the PCW Website and PCW Facebook account. Each participant is expected to use their respective/active email address to facilitate the registration. 

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

2.4 Participants with approved registration but did not participate during the actual GAD webinar session may not be allowed to participate in the subsequent webinar sessions of PCW.

3. Online Platform

PCW will use the Zoom Webinar platform that can accommodate 1,000 participants. Only participants with approved registration shall receive the meeting link and password. Participants are advised to refrain from sharing the webinar credentials as the slots are only allotted to those registered.

4. Social Media Platform

Upon completing the webinar session, the recorded videos will be uploaded to the PCW Youtube account, and the link will be posted to PCW’s Facebook. The participants and interested stakeholders may download the videos and use them as materials in their respective capacity development activities. 

5. Internet Connectivity Requirements

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

6. Training Cost

The webinars are free of charge. 

7. E-Certificate

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 Schedule

Below is the list of webinar topics and the target registration dates. The schedule of webinars and registration may change; hence, the participants are advised to follow the PCW social media pages and bookmark this page for updates.

GAD Webinar 1

Session Title: Introduction to GAD Concepts and Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression and Sex Characteristics (SOGIESC)


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.

Schedule: February 24, 2022, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Resource Persons:

Session 1: Introduction to GAD Concepts
Jansen A. San Juan
Assistant Professor I
University of Rizal System
PCW National GAD Resource Pool Member Batch 7

Session 2: Introduction to SOGIESC
Kristel May G. Magdaraog
Coordinator and University Extension Specialist III
University of the Philippines, Gender Office
PCW National GAD Resource Pool Member Batch 5

Amal-Ryan B. Rinabor
GAD Specialist II
Philippine Commission on Women

Download the presentations here.

GAD Webinar 2

Session Title: Fundamentals of Gender Mainstreaming (GM): Review of Policy Imperatives on GAD and GM Concepts 


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.

Schedule: April 21, 2022, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Registration: April 7, 2022, 2:00 PM

Resource Persons:

Session 1: Fundamentals of Gender Mainstreaming: Review of GAD and GM Concepts
Nelia C. Cresino
Independent GAD Consultant
PCW National GAD Resource Pool Member Batch 5

Session 2: Review of Policy Imperatives on GAD and GM Concepts
Susan R. Jalla
Independent GAD Consultant
PCW National GAD Resource Pool Member Batch 4

Elizabeth B. Omas-as
Senior GAD Specialist
Philippine Commission on Women

Download the presentations here.

GAD Webinar 3

Session Title: Gender Analysis: Tools and Praxis


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.

Schedule: May 19, 2022, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Registration: May 5, 2022, 2:00 PM

Resource Persons:

Session 1: Introduction to Gender Analysis (GA) Concepts and Processes
Lourdes C. Turiano
Independent GAD Consultant
PCW National GAD Resource Pool Member Batch 3

Session 2: Gender Analysis Tools, Frameworks and Applications
Alvaro F. Fabon Jr.
Cluster Head / Local Government Operations Officer VII
Department of Interior and Local Government – NCR
PCW National GAD Resource Pool Member Batch 6

Shella Mae L. Abayon
GAD Specialist II
Philippine Commission on Women

Registration is closed as we have already reached the required number of participants.

GAD Webinar 4

Session Title: In-depth Gender Mainstreaming and Evaluation Framework (GMEF)


The Gender Mainstreaming and Evaluation Framework (GMEF) is one of the tools developed by the PCW to gauge the level of gender responsiveness of government organizations in the country. This learning session focuses on an in-depth analysis of the GMEF as a tool to measure the extent of gender mainstreaming efforts of organizations, both in NGAs and LGUs. The enhanced GMEF tool has four entry points of gender mainstreaming: Policies, People, Enabling Mechanisms, and Programs/Activities/Projects (PAPs). The session also shares practices of agencies that administered the GMEF for the participants to appreciate and replicate.

Schedule: June 23, 2022

Opening of Registration: June 9, 2022

GAD Webinar 5

Session Title: Beyond Attribution: Use of the HGDG to Mainstream GAD Elements in the Project Development Cycle


The Harmonized GAD Guidelines (HGDG) is a tool developed by the National Economic and Development Authority, Philippine Commission on Women, and the ODA-GAD Network to ensure that programs and projects undertaken by donors and the Philippine government in their various stages are gender-responsive.

This learning session focuses on using the HGDG tool to integrate GAD elements in the project development cycle. It presents the application of the HGDG assessment results in preparing the GAD Plan and Budget (GPBs) and GAD Accomplishment Report (GAD ARs), particularly in identifying mitigating strategies to address the gender gaps in the program/project design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation. The session hopes to make its participants appreciate the importance of the HGDG as a tool to influence the gender-responsiveness of agencies’ programs and projects significantly.

Schedule: July 28, 2022

Registration: July 14, 2022

GAD Webinar 6

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


This learning session is divided into three phases to show the entire cycle of GAD Planning and Budgeting. The first part highlights the elements, processes, steps, and procedures in preparing the GPBs and GAD ARs of NGAs, SUCs, and GOCCs based on the provisions and requirements of the PCW-NEDA-DBM Joint Circular 2012-01. The second part focuses on the procedures for the online submission, review, and endorsement of GPBs and GAD ARs following the GAD Budget Call issued by PCW. Finally, the last session discusses COA’s revised audit guidelines on the audit of GAD funds and activities in government using compliance, value-for-money, and fraud audit approaches. Audit findings on GAD will also be shared when available.

Dubbed as a National GAD Budget Forum, the GAD Webinar 6 offers an opportunity for participating agencies to raise their burning questions and concerns on GAD planning and budgeting at the end of the lecture discussions.

Schedule: September 15, 2022

Registration: September 1, 2022

GAD Webinar 7

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


This learning session discusses the steps in formulating the agency’s GAD strategic framework and plan to achieve organizational goals on gender equality and women’s empowerment. It covers the formulation of the components of the GAD strategic framework and plan, such as the GAD vision, mission and goals, prioritizing gender issues per GAD goal, outlining GAD outcomes, indicators, baseline data and targets per GAD goal, and translating GAD outcomes into GAD PAPs. Furthermore, it features success stories and lessons of agencies that have developed and operationalized their GAD agenda.

Schedule: October 6, 2022

Registration: September 22, 2022

GAD Webinar 8

Session Title: Gender-Fair Communication


Language, media, and culture play an essential role in transforming traditional notions on sex and gender and in promoting a positive and empowering view of women, men, and persons of diverse SOGIESC. Designed to promote gender sensitivity, this special webinar session endeavors to promote gender sensitivity in the workplace and a keen interest in consuming cultural and media products that are non-discriminatory to women. It enables the importance of gender-fair language in day-to-day discourse. Moreover, it aims to develop an understanding of the standards on gender-fair communication and how they are applied in creating gender-responsive content for various audiences.

Schedule: November 4, 2022

Registration: October 21, 2022

For inquiries and clarification, feel free to contact our PCW- Technical Services and Regional Coordination Division (TSRCD) GAD Specialists through mobile number 09178454471 or email: gadtraining@pcw.gov.ph