GAD Webinar

One of the visions of the National Gender and Resource Program (NGRP) is to create a platform that is accessible, innovative and informative to increase awareness and knowledge of policymakers, public officers, gender trainers and even the public in gender mainstreaming.

The rapid advances in information and communication technology (ICT) provided a lot of opportunities to have instant access to information. Everything is now going digital and can be easily reached by our fingertips. ICT has dramatically influenced the shift of traditional form of learning to different types such as mobile learning, electronic learning, and digital learning. 

The creation of online GAD technical assistance platform reduces the demand for face-to-face technical assistance in view of the current pandemic. It will also enable the learners to complete the modules in their own pace.

Meanwhile, the GAD webinars will also benefit the individuals, specifically the members of the GFPS of government agencies, as they can learn gender mainstreaming in their own time and pace. Moreover, GAD webinars are location flexible, allowing the learners to access the platform anytime and anywhere. It is also more efficient in terms of sharing updates on the latest GAD policies and other HAD-related information among GAD practitioners and GAD Resource Pool.

The Webopedia1 defines webinar as a presentation, lecture, workshop or seminar that is transmitted over the Web using a video conferencing software. The Webinar should have the ability to give, receive and discuss information in real-time.

GAD Webinar Series Guidelines

    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).
    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 has 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 an initial registration, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the participant with the webinar credentials that will be used during the scheduled session. Participants are expected to register per webinar schedule.
    PCW will use Zoom Webinar platform. Meeting link and password will only be sent to the confirmed participants and should not be shared with others.
    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.
    The webinars offered by PCW is free of charge.
    E-Certificate will be issued to participants who have accomplished the Post Test and Evaluation Survey thru a Google Survey. The e-certificate will be emailed to the participants within 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 be able to 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.


Session Title: Introduction to GAD Concepts and SOGIESC
September 01, 2020; 1:00-5:00 pm

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:

  • 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 GM Concepts
September 10, 2020; 1:00-5:00 pm

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:

  • 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

This 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:

  • 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, 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.

  • 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 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:

  • 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; 1:00-5:00 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 plans, projects, and programs of the agency. 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.


1 Beal, V. (n.d.). webinar (Web-based seminar). Retrieved here on April 2, 2020.