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The Department of Science and Technology Region1 actively participated in the Regional Gender and Development Committee (RGADC) of the Regional Development Committee (RDC) Technical Working Group (TWG) Special Meeting today, 19 July 2021 via zoom platform.

The RGADC-TWG meeting was conducted to discuss the updates on the Deepening Session for the Regional Gender and Development (GAD) Resource Pool and agenda items for discussion on the 3rd Quarter RGADC virtual meeting in August 2021 where DOST representative will present the GAD webinars on the 2021 National Science and Technology Week as part of the calendar of activities.

A brief orientation on the Gender-Responsive LGU (GeRL) Assessment Tool was also conducted by Ms. Nina Salonga of Philippine Commission on Women. This is to increase the awareness and enhance the capability of the LGUs in administering the GeRL Assessment Tool and to level off the knowledge of the LGU focal persons in the utilization of the tool in preparation to the change of administration next year. Target participants were the representatives of the 125 LGUs in the region as well as representatives from RGADC members.

Ms. Adelisa C. Florendo, Science Research Specialist II, and Ms. Maureen Heidi L. Perez, Project Assistant II, represented DOST Region 1 in the meeting.

(By Ms. Maureen Heidi L. Perez, Project Assistant II, DOST-1)