PCW certifies 37 GAD Resource Pool Members

Thirty-seven individuals from national government agencies (NGAs), local government units (LGUs), civil society organizations (CSOs), academe and civil society organizations were certified as Gender and Development (GAD) Resource (GR) Pool members by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) on March 26, 2014 at the Hotel Kimberly, Taft, Manila.

Out of the 44 applicants, the following were formally certified as part of the GR Pool: Mr. Henry A. Abawag, Ms. Fe A. Andico, Ms. Melissa Sieglinde B. Bulaong, Ms. Ma. Gichelle A. Cruz , Ms. Maria Helen F. Dayo, Ms. Rosalyn R. Echem, Ms. Estrella T. Espinosa, Ms. Mylen G. Esquivel, Ms. Leoncia D. Garcia, Ms. Noreen Boots G. Gragasin, Ms. Velma Jane C. Lao, Ms. Claire Angeline P. Luczon, Ms. Cynthia C. Lumampao, Mr. Ambrosio U. Mahinay, Mr. Sherwin T. Maniquiz, Mr. Orly M. Maraingan, Ms.Wilhelmina P. Masinsin, Ms. JhamieTetz I. Mateo, Ms. Araceli B. Mercado, Ms. Marita C. Pimentel, Mr. James Arsenio O. Ponce, Mr. Dennis E. Pulma, Ms. Alma P. Ravena, Ms. Blesshe L. Querijero, Ms. Teresita Grace M. Quimpo, Ms. Fe Q. Salcedo, Ms. Rosena D. Sanchez, Ms. Ma. Purisima E. Sanopo, Ms. Maristela T. Santy, Ms. La Rainne A. Sarmiento, Ms. Rosanita A. Serrano, Ms. Maria Fe B. Singson, Mr. Rey Jose S. Soriano, Ms. Marieta B. Sumagaysay, Ms. Conrado R. Vargas, Ms. Dolores D. Wanasen, and Ms. Lorena T. Yunque.

The GR Pool Members were selected based on the following: proven track record as GAD technical adviser or resource person; previous engagement with PCW; endorsement by other GAD experts or PCW officers; availability to attend the leveling sessions; capacity development sessions for GR Pool members; and ability to respond to TA request on GAD.

The GR Pool was created to respond to the increasing demand of technical assistance (TA) on gender mainstreaming and GAD Planning and budgeting for NGAs and LGUs nationwide.

As certified GR Pool members, they will be tapped by PCW in providing GAD technical assistance and will serve as sectoral experts in the crafting and updating of tools and customized training packages for different clients.

The GR Pool is one of the components of the National GAD Resource Pool (NGRP), which is the over-all technical assistance blueprint of the PCW and is dedicated towards the provision of strategic, appropriate and effective technical assistance to NGAs and LGUs.

NGRP is anchored on the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) and Women’s Empowerment, Development and Gender Equality Plan 2013-2016 (Women’s EDGE Plan 2013-2016).