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Gender Mainstreaming Training





The Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) conducted a Gender Mainstreaming Training among its technical and administrative staff among who were members of its Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point System on 17-20 April 2018 in Zambales. The activity was facilitated by GAD consultants and advocates for women empowerment, Ms. Loren Umali and Ms. Daryl Leyesa.

The activity was a follow-up to the Gender Sensitivity Training of which the participants have already undertaken at BAR. Gender Mainstreaming involves the integrating of the GAD concepts discussed in the preceding training into BAR’s major activities. According to Ms. Loren Umali, as members of BAR’s GAD Focal Point System, it is the focal’s job to ensure that research results reinforce equal opportunities for both men and women beneficiaries. Such is accomplished through Gender Analysis which was the major part of the GMT’s workshop module.

In his closing remarks, Mr. Anthony Obligado, head of the BAR-Technology Commercialization DIvision further affirmed the activity’s objective by saying that “incorporating a gender perspective on the inputs and potential impacts of our projects is a critical component to its success.” ###

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