The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) held a training workshop on the finalization of its 6-year Gender and Development (GAD) Agenda and preparation of the GAD Plan and Budget for CY 2020. The week-long training was held in Villa Lorenza Resort, Pililia, Rizal from September 16 to 20, 2019.
The training workshop was spearheaded by the MGB Central Office in coordination with the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), with the participants coming from the 14 regional offices of the MGB. MGB-X Supervising Geologist Lea Therese N. Bondad participated in the training workshop, along with Ms. Mary Jossel H. Dispo, RGPFS TWG-Chair.
Among the main activities of the training workshop is the preparation of the GAD Plan and Budget for CY 2020, wherein several programs of the Bureau are enrolled in the attribution cost of the agency’s 5% GAD budget. One of which is the Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (VRA) Program, wherein inputs from technical personnel of the Geosciences Division are important in achieving not just scientific but also gender-responsive outputs.