Biliran Province State University- Gender and Development Office welcomed Guimaras State University(GSU) on its benchmarking of Gender and Development (GAD) attribution last November 9 at the President's Convergence room, sharing the unit's best practices.
Aiming to communicate advancements accomplished through the efforts of the university staff, the BiPSU GAD Office welcomed the GSU Technical Working Group composed of its University board Secretary Janet Alemar; Director of Gender and Development Office, Dr. Enriqueta Siva; ICT Director, Adrian Furca; Director of Journal Publication, Khristian de la Rama; Director of Food Innovation Center, Methusela Perrocha. ; GSU GAD Coordinators, Agatha Rica Norilla and Loveson Gallos; and faculty member Alvin Erick Bales.
In her message, BiPSU Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Susan S. Bentor expressed her gratitude to GSU for selecting BiPSU on their benchmarking.
"This benchmarking activity proves that BiPSU's undertaking in achieving a gender-sensitive university for students and faculty is now existing," Dr. Bentor said.
Meanwhile, BiPSU-GAD Director Dr. Marianne Dagaylo-an highlighted one of the major milestones achieved by the office wherein it has achieved 17% of its annual budget.
Director of Gender and Development Office, Dr. Enriqueta Siva expressed her gratitude to Biliran Province State University for the opportunity to benchmark its gender and development and said that all the input and advice won't be in vain.
"It is not just a WoW, but a million WoW for BiPSU. We are students here because we are learning a lot from you. Hopefully we can replicate everything we've learned from BiPSU to become a more gender-sensitive academic community for our students."
Moreover, a tour around the campus was conducted after the benchmarking.