The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) – Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office Marinduque in line with the celebration of its 30th Anniversary conducts an Orientation on Gender and Development (GAD) Workshop for the Finalization of BP400 (Plan and Budget C.Y.  2017-2018) using Harmonize Gender and Development Guidelines (HGDG) and BP400A (Accomplishment Report CY 2016) and Capability Team Building for all employees on June 7-9, 2017 at Caliraya Resort Club Inc., Barangay Lewin, Lumban Laguna. This aims to orient all PENRO Marinduque employees on the basic concept of Gender and Development (GAD) and to have common understanding on its laws and policies.

Learning Service Provider Lorenza A. Umali, a GAD Specialist discussed the implementation of Magna Carta of Women as the enabling law to implement GAD programs, projects and activities in the country. She empathize the need to establish a good GAD Focal Point System in the organization to assure implementation of activities that promotes and recognizes women’s right. She also discussed the Harmonize Gender and Development Guidelines (HGDG) and the Checklist used in the preparation of GAD Plan and Budget and monitoring of Accomplishments Reports.

Succeeding discussions centered on the BP400 – GAD Plan and Budget CY 2017-2018 and BP400A – GAD Accomplishment Report CY 2016. Thereafter, Learning Service Provider clearly discussed the proper inputs to be reflected on the BP400 and BP400A format.  

The activity was concluded to have clearly converse knowledge and information to the employees about the concept of GAD and its mandate, GAD Plan and Budget preparation and GAD Accomplishment Report submission.###