Aimed at assessing the level of gender mainstreaming efforts of the university in its policies, procedures, and programs, the Biliran Province State University, through the Gender and Development Office, initiated the GAD Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework (GMEF) last August 6 and 9 via Zoom.
GAD Focal Point Systems and program implementers of the different schools and units of the university attended the said workshop, which was graced by Mr. René A. Gandeza, Jr., Project Development Officer of the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security and Social Healing and Peacebuilding Department of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, as the resource speaker.
Dr. Victor C. Canezo, Jr., University President, emphasized that the GMEF is an essential activity so that key management and program implementers can ensure that the PAPs of the university serve every Juan and Juana. He also added that the activity is one way of identifying the university’s strengths and good practices in gender mainstreaming. The GMEF tool contains 93 descriptors measuring four entry points: Policy, People, Enabling Mechanisms; and Programs, Activities and Projects (PAPs).
Moreover, Dr. Marianne Agnes T. Mendoza, Vice-President for Research, Innovation and Extension Services, pointed out that the results of the workshop would serve as vital inputs in the preparation of the GAD Plan and Budget (GBP) and in strategizing the university’s PAPs to ensure that BiPSU is a gender-sensitive and gender-responsive academic community.