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ITDI GFPS Assessment of the Institute's Gender Mainstreaming Accomplishments for 2022

The objective of the performance review is to evaluate the accomplishments of the Institute's Gender Mainstreaming for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 based on the identified GAD activities, performance indicators, and targets of the ITDI GPB 2022.

DOST-ITDI's #VowToEndVAW

In line with the observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) 2022, the Industrial Technology and Development Institute (ITDI) supports the #VowToEndVAW.

  DOST ITDI Joins the #OrangeYourIcon Initiative

Led by DOST-ITDI’s Director and GAD Champion, Dr.Annabelle V. Briones, together with Deputy Director for ATS, and ITDI GFPS TWG Chairperson, Dr. Zorayda V. Ang, and Deputy Director for R&D, Dr. Christine Marie C. Montesa, various ITDI personnel gathered at the ITDI Metrology Building to show their support to the observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women by wearing the advocacy shirt, and posing the #EndVAW pose.

United for a VAW Free ITDI: DOST-ITDI's 18-Day Campaign to End Vaw Kick Off Activity

ITDI staff gathered at the Metrology Building to commence the observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) this 2022. With the theme “UNited for a VAW-Free Philippines”, the campaign aims to highlight the powerful impact of combining individual efforts towards a collaborative and united thrust towards a VAW-free Philippines.

DOST-ITDI GAD Annual Planning Workshop

Participants of the GAD Planning Workshop were capacitated on the significance of conducting Gender Analysis and Project Stakeholders Profiling cycle as well as providing comprehensive means of verification when accomplishing the Project Design and Project Implementation, and Management, Monitoring, and Evaluation (PIMME) Checklist.

  DOST-ITDI GAD holds food and personal care products training series for Taguig City Diocese

The ITDI GAD Training/Capability Building Program featured several livelihood training courses on food including calamansi processing, coco lumpia and coco lumpia-burger production, ham making, and liquid handwash and hand sanitizer production. It aimed to provide select stay at home housewives and other womenfolk, youth, and other groups of the Taguig City Diocese knowledge and skills to enable them to startup or expand small businesses at home.

ITDI GAD's Culminating Capacity Building  Webinar: Gender Analysis and Tools Training

As culminating activity for 2022 Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) Gender and Development (GAD) Capacity Building Webinars, the ITDI GAD Focal Point System (FPS) Technical Working Group (TWG) led by Deputy Director for Administrative and Technical Services and Chairperson of ITDI GFPS TWG Dr. Zorayda V. Ang, conducted a Gender Analysis and Tools Training which was held on 06 October 2022, to capacitate the Institute’s personnel especially the project leaders, researchers, and implementers the significance of conducting gender analysis in project research.

An A.I. solution by an ITDI personnel with his team bagged the best use of data science in the recently held DATAQUEST 2022: GENDER-RESPONSIVE LABOR MIGRATION HACKATHON

Congratulations to Mr. Christian D. Laurio, RCh, of the National Metrology Division, a member of the TEAM DARNA ((Detection of Anomaly in OFW Recruitment Posts thru ARtificial NeurAl Network) which won the Best Use of Data Science out of 15 submitted projects by the Qualified Teams in the recently concluded Dataquest 2022: Gender Responsive Labor Migration Hackathon.

Honoring the Solo Parents of ITDI

Distinguished keynote speaker, Mr. Philip Amiel Lopez, Planning Officer lll from the Commission on Population and Development and member of the GAD Resource Pool, gave the talk about solo parenthood. Mr. Lopez expounded the context of the RA 8972 or the Solo Parents Welfare Act of 2000 and its implementing rules and regulations, before defining what and who a solo parent is. He then gave a comprehensive explanation on the provisions for solo parents, in which he highlighted the provision of the solo parent ID, the documentary requirements needed, and the process for application. Mr. Lopez also gave a short overview of the Expanded Solo Parents Welfare Act.

 ITDI Celebrates Women's Equality Day

Two keynote speakers from the Women Business Council  Philippines (WomenBizPH), an advocacy group composed of the country’s top women business leaders and entrepreneurs, which seeks to promote women-led and women-owned enterprises through networking and through the use of technology, were invited to deliver the requested topics. Ms. Mylene Abiva, chairperson of WomenBizPH, discussed how Innovation and Market Participation Transform Women's Lives.

Gender Sensitization of DOST-ITDI

Ms. Christine De Leon, a Local Government Operations Officer VI of DILG-Bulacan, and a GAD Resource Pool Member (GRP) recognized by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) gave the talk about Gender Sensitivity. In her presentation, Ms. De Leon differentiates gender equality from gender equity. She also discussed the transition of Gender and Development to Gender Equality, Disability, and Social Inclusion (GEDSI), which addresses different needs, perspectives, and experiences of women, men, people with disability, elderlies, ethnic minorities, and other socially excluded people in all aspects of program and policy assessment, design, implementation, and evaluation. Ms. De Leon also discussed the governing policies on children, seniors, and persons with disabilities.

 

Talking About Fatherhood at DOST-ITDI

As part of the celebration of Father’s Day last 19 June 2022, the Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point System (FPS), led by Deputy Director for ATS and GAD FPS Technical Working Group (TWG) Chairperson, Dr. Zorayda V. Ang, has organized the Webinar on Paternal Care on 30 June 2022, via Zoom teleconference platform. Attended by 78 staff of the Institute, the webinar was dedicated not only to the patriarchal figures in ITDI, but also to single parents who diligently raise their own child/children and act the dual role of mother and father.

 

Online Echo Webinar: RA 11313 or The Safe Spaces Act and its Implementing Rules and Regulation

Led by Deputy Director for ATS and GAD TWG Chair Dr. Zorayda Ang, the ITDI GAD Secretariat conducted an echo webinar entitled "RA 11313 or the Safe Spaces Act and its Implementing Rules and Regulations". Held via Zoom platform in the afternoon of May 30, 2022, it was well participated by the ExeCom and personnel of ITDI.

Online GAD Training: The Law and IRR of the Safe Spaces Act

Last 1 April 2022, Center for Global Best Practices (CGBP) conducted another online GAD training entitled “The Law and IRR of the Safe Spaces Act”. Five (5) GAD FPS members including the GAD FPS TWG Chairperson Dr. Ang, had attended the 3 hour training where they learnt the Implementing rules and regulations of the law, and forms of Gender-Based Sexual Harassment.