On January 29, 2018, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) XII, in partnership with the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), conducted the “1st Assessment on the Gender Mainstreaming Efforts of DILG XII” at the Conference Room of DILG Regional Office XII, Koronadal City, South Cotabato.
In attendance were the members of DILG XII Regional GAD Focal System (GFPS), the Vice- Chairperson Assistant Regional Director, Lailyn A. Ortiz, CESE, DILG City/ Provincial Directors, and Division Chiefs, among others.
Using the enhanced Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework (GMEF) tool, Ms. Kimberly Ann Teodoro and Ms. Beth Omas-as, both PCW GAD specialists, validated the Assessment Result obtained last January 26, 2017 Assessment Workshop with the DILG City/ Provincial/ Regional GAD Focal Persons and Program Managers.
The activity was very fruitful which determined the actual level of Gender and Development (GAD) mainstreaming efforts of DILG 12. The strengths and areas for improvement on policies, people, enabling mechanisms, and programs, activities, and projects (PAPs) were clearly identified. Consequently, the GAD results posed inspiring challenges to everyone to fully embrace the GAD perspectives in order to translate and mainstream to various PPAs, processes, or thrusts of the Department.