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UPV GDP holds capacity building activity on GAD planning and budgeting

The UP Visayas Gender and Development Program (GDP) conducted a capacity building activity on GAD Planning and Budgeting with GAD Focal Point System members and GAD advocates of UPV on August 17, 2016 at the AV Hall of the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, UPV Miagao Campus. Fifty-one UPV employees participated, which largely include administrative staff from the different colleges and units both in Miagao and Iloilo City campuses. GDP Director Dr. Mary Barby P. Badayos-Jover gave the lecture during the said activity.

As a follow-up activity of the GAD Summit conducted on June 27, 2016, this capacity building activity also served as an echo of the UP Systemwide Workshop on the same topic held on July 18-20, 2016 in UP Diliman. The primary goal of the activity is to enhance and strengthen UPV’s GAD Focal Point System through re-orientation on the GAD planning and budgeting process and introduction to gender audit using the Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework (GMEF). Furthermore, it also aims to involve all UPV units and offices in the preparation of UPV’s GAD plan and budget for the year 2018 so that all GAD-related programs, activities and projects are integrated. The activity likewise served as venue for the identification of additional GAD FPS members coming from various UPV units or offices.

As continuation of UPV’s capacity-building activity, a workshop on the preparation of UPV’s 2018 GAD plan and budget is scheduled in October 2016. (By: Dana Lee M. Durana, UPV-GDP)

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