PCW trains first batch of CHED Technical Advisers on GAD

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) will soon be equipped with Gender and Development (GAD) experts through series of training conducted by the lead agency for women.

Spearheaded by the Technical Services Division (TSD), the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) honed 22 CHED and Gender Resource Center (GRC) representatives from Luzon and NCR during the first “Training of Technical Advisers on Gender and Developmet (GAD) Mainstreaming” on August 27 to 30 at Fersal Hotel, Quezon City.

Said training aims to develop capacities of CHED GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) members on basic GAD Concepts, Gender Analysis and GAD Planning and Budgeting.

One of the highlights of the 4-day seminar is to equip CHED GFPS members with the capacity to review GAD Plans of state universities and colleges (SUCs) as mandated by the Joint Circular No 2012-01 of the PCW, National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) and Department of Budget and Managament (DBM).

Atty. Carmelita Yadao-Sison, CHED’s GAD Focal Point System Chairperson, thanked PCW for the knowledge that they have gained in the past years that they collaborated with PCW in mainstreaming GAD in the Commission.

“The challenge for CHED is to apply these knowledge in fulfilling our mandate”, she furthered.

Participants who completed the first training are set to face another learning session on the use of Harmonized Gender and Development Guidelines (HGDG), a Gender Analysis tool.

Meantime, the second batch of training for CHED-Visayas and Mindanao GFPS and the training on the use of the HGDG are set on October and November, respectively.

The training of CHED Technical Advisers on GAD Mainstreaming is funded by the Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID).