PCW brings GMMS training online

The virtual shift continues as the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) brings its training for government workers online, starting with the online orientation in using the Gender Mainstreaming Monitoring System (GMMS).

The PCW used to hold in-house GMMS User Training but to comply with government directives on physical distancing and limiting mass gatherings while ensuring the continuous provision of assistance to government agencies, the PCW team decided to bring the training online. 

“This is one way of adapting to the new normal. We need to harness digital technology as it enables us to go on with our operations remotely and facilitates continuous service delivery to our main clients, which are government agencies,” PCW Executive Director, Atty. Kristine Rosary E. Yuzon-Chaves shared.

“PCW has also lined-up a series of GAD Webinars from September to November as part of our continuous provision of technical assistance, advisory, and capacity-building services on GAD,” she added.

The Gender Mainstreaming Monitoring System

The GMMS is the online system for the submission, review, and endorsement of the Gender and Development (GAD) Plan and Budget (GPB) and GAD Accomplishment Report (GAD AR) of the national government agencies (NGAs), government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs), state universities and colleges (SUCs) and other government instrumentalities. 

The system has been in place since 2014, but with changes in assigned agency encoders and focal persons, PCW continues to offer GMMS User Training. With the pilot-testing of the new approach in preparing the content of GAD Plans and ARs in selected agencies, a new version of the system (GMMS V.3) which accommodates the changes, is also being rolled out to specific agencies.

A total of 43 participants from 11 SUCs and 16 government agencies were trained on how to use the current version of the GMMS last August 11 and 13. While 42 participants  from the 14 pilot agencies were trained in using GMMS V.3 on August 18 and 20, 2020. These include GMMS users from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Commission on Higher Education, Department of Agriculture, Department of Health, Department of National Defense, Department of Trade and Industry, Development Bank of the Philippines, Government Service Insurance System, Land Bank of the Philippines, National Economic and Development Authority, Philippine Carabao Center , Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization, Philippine Rice Research Institute, and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority.

The GMMS Helpdesk remains available during regular office hours, for online and phone-in consultations. GMMS users of government agencies may contact the Helpdesk via telephone: (02) 8735-1654 loc. 117; mobile No.: +63917-859-2891; or email: sysadmin@pcw.gov.ph.

PCW GAD Webinar Series

Meanwhile, the Commission has also announced its September to November Webinar Series intended for GAD Focal Point System members of 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).

The free webinar includes the following scheduled sessions:

  • Introduction to GAD Concepts and SOGIESC on September 01, 2020; 1:00-5:00 pm
  • Fundamentals of Gender Mainstreaming: Review of Policy Imperatives on GAD and GM Concepts on September 10, 2020; 1:00-5:00 pm
  • Gender Analysis: Tools and Praxis on September 29, 2020; 1:00-5:00 pm
  • Beyond Attribution: Use of the HGDG to mainstream GAD elements in the Project Development Cycle on October 13, 2020; 1:00-5:00 pm
  • GAD Planning and Budgeting: From Preparation to GAD Funds Audit on October 15, 2020; 1:00-5:00 pm
  • The GAD Agenda: Formulating the GAD Strategic Framework and GAD Strategic Plan on November 19, 2020; 1:00-5:00 pm

Interested government agencies may visit this page for registration and other details of the Webinar Series, or contact the PCW Technical Services and Regional Coordination Division through email: gadtraining@pcw.gov.ph.