FMB-GFPS organizes strategic planning workshop

Taking bolder steps to improve its gender mainstreaming efforts, the Forest Management Bureau – Gender and Development Focal Point System (FMP-GFPS) organized a strategic planning workshop on November 21 – 24, 2017 at the BSA Twin Towers, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City.
The 4-day activity aimed to arrive with a 5-year GAD strategic plan (2018 – 2022) that will navigate the gender mainstreaming initiatives of the Bureau in its policies, programs, and activities. The plan will underscore the importance of GAD concepts to improve the implementation of existing forestry projects under the helm of the Bureau.

Part of the process in developing the plan was a reflection on the scores earned by FMB using the Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework (GMEF) in 2016. Participants were given the opportunity to review the different assessment criteria and provide actions for improvement.

Identification of gender issues and concerns was also conducted in order to come up with appropriate courses of actions that will address such problems. Thereafter, activities to be included in FMB’s GAD plan for 2017 to 2018 were formulated along with corresponding performance indicators and means of verification as part of the introductory activities for the strategic plan.

The workshop ended with an evaluation to further improve the proposed Harmonized Gender and Development Guideline (HGDG) to PCW. The HGDG was adjusted and redesigned by FMB-GFPS to specifically address the needs of the forestry sector in terms of planning, implementing, and evaluating projects in the context of gender and development.​
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