In a bid to develop gender-sensitive and gender-responsive programs, LGU-Camalig recently organized the Gender and Development (GAD) Planning Budgeting Prioritization Workshop at the Wyndale Hotel, Brgy. Baligang, Camalig, Albay.
Graced by Municipal Councilors, Committee Chairperson on Family, Gender, Social Welfare, Senior Citizens, and PWDs, Hon. Purisima Victoria “Ching” Nocedo and Committee Chairperson on Budget, Appropriation, Ways, and Means, Hon. Abegail “Begs” Go, and participated by members of the GAD Focal Point System, this initiative have brought attention to how crucial it is to integrate gender perspectives into policies and programs and include them into planning and budgetary processes.
LGU-Camalig, together with its partner agencies, have been pushing towards the prioritization of GAD programs centered on Women Economic Development, Societal Awareness, Capacity Building, Participatory Approach, and Gender Mainstreaming, ensuring that they are in full disclosure and affiliated with the relevant budget, and be implemented through a systematic manner.
By using the “6 Thinking Hats”, a team-based problem solving and brainstorming technique that primarily employed senses of logic, emotion, caution, optimism, creativity, and control, said workshop has augmented creative discussions, by making sure that a wide-ranging variety of viewpoints among the participants are acknowledged and accepted.
Article by: Mr. Tim L. Florece, PIO