ECRD hosts GAD Agenda, Strategic Plan Formulation Seminar Workshop

Ms. Maria Theresa Amper and Engr. Wilfred Clark Sevilla
USTP CDO Extension and Community Relations Division

The Extension and Community Relations Division (ECRD) of the University of Science and Technology of the Southern Philippines (USTP) in Cagayan de Oro City held a Gender and Development (GAD) Agenda and 6-Year Strategic Plan Seminar-Workshop on December 16-17, 2021, through Zoom Meetings at the Engineering and Architecture Library. The workshop aims to equip the frontliners of the university and the members of the GAD Focal Point System.

The resource person for the two-day workshop was Dr. Rosalyn Echem. She served as the former Director of the Gender Research and Resource Center of Western Mindanao State University for ten years. The Philippine Commission on Women recommended Dr. Echem to be the resource person.

Screenshots during the virtual conference

On Day 1, Dr. Echem began her lecture by assessing the attendees’ level of knowledge of gender and development by asking a series of questions. During the three-day conference, the attendees explored the Basic Gender and Development Concepts, Gender and Development Policies and Mandates, and Gender and Development Tools. Participants could apply what they had learned throughout the workshop into practice by participating in group activities, asking questions about specific areas, and developing a plan to address gender-related concerns.

Dr. Rosalyn Echem with workshop participants

Moreover, the attendees discussed what they had learned about Gender and Development, what it truly means, and how to dispel common misconceptions, empower one another and transform the world into a better and safer place.

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