20 participants composed of reconstituted GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) Committee and select employees of NIA-9 Regional Office attended the GFPS and Gender Mainstreaming Orientation conducted last December 15, 2020 at NIA Region 9 Function Hall, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur. The seminar was aimed at introducing Gender Mainstreaming to the reconstituted GFPS.
Psychologist Maria Teresa A. Empleo, RPm, RPsy, who served as the Resource Speaker during the seminar was a former employee of NIA-9 -Regional Office and the previous Gender and Development (GAD) TWG Chairperson of the Region. During the seminar, the GFPS committee were oriented of their roles and functions to lead in mainstreaming gender perspective in the agency's policies, plans, and programs.
In the process, the GFPS Committee shall ensure the assessment of the GAD responsive structures, policies, and programs of the agency base.