Led by the Office of the Vice President for Research, Extension, Innovation and Gender and Development (REIGN) the activity was conducted in a hybrid platform with a face-to-face modality at the Dr. Telesforo N. Boquiren Convention Hall and via the Zoom platform.
Dr. Gilbert Moralista, the Director for Gender and Development, acknowledged the participants and stated the purpose of the seminar.
“This activity aims to discuss the GAD Research, Extension and Innovation agenda anchored on the university agenda and priority draft. It also serves as an avenue to develop a GAD Strategic Plan based on GAD Strategic Framework and to introduce the sex-disaggregated database as baseline information in gender analysis and in determining gender issues in the University and its clientele,” Dr. Moralista said.
The first topic dealt on the Formulation of the GAD Agenda which was presented and shared by Dr. Jhamie Tetz Infante-Mateo, the Director for Gender Resource Research and Development Center of Isabela State University, and a member of the PCW’s National Gender Resource Pool.
On the other hand, Dr. Joe G. Lagarteja, also from Isabela State University, and a Data Protection Expert, tackled the Sex and Gender Disaggregated Database and gave a walk- through of the system.
Vice-President for REIGn Dr. Paulo V. Cenas, thanked the GAD Coordinators of the nine campuses for giving their full support in attending and cooperating with the strategic planning. Likewise, he acknowledged the focal persons of the four other divisions of PSU that includes Academic and Student Affairs, Planning and Finance Management, Administration and Linkages, and Quality Assurance who were present to share their respective agenda on GAD.
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