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June 14, 1999


SUBJECT    :     Reconstitution and Strengthening of the Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point

          One of the mechanisms established to institutionalize the implementation and operationalization of the Philippine Plan for Gender Responsive Development, is the setting up of the GAD focal point.

          In order to effectively put in place the policies, support systems and structures to carry out the operationalization of the Philippine Plan for Gender and Development (PPGD) and for a better integration of gender concerns in the policies, programs and projects of the Department, the GAD focal point is hereby reconstituted:

A.     National GAD Steering Committee

Chairperson      :     Undersecretary, Field Operations and Support and            Services Office

Members           :      Director, BARBD
                                 Director, BARIE
                                 Director, BLAD
                                 Director, PDMS
                                 Director, FIMAS
                                 Director, MIS
                                 Director, BALA
                                 Director, BLD
                                 Director, PAS
                                 Director, PARC Secretariat
                                 Director, Special Concerns Office
                                 Director, PSRS
                                 Director, Administrative
                                 Director, Legal Service
                                 Director, DARLA
                                 CTA, SARC-TSARRD

Secretariat         :     Planning Service

The National GAD Steering Committee shall have the following functions:

1.         Serve as technical adviser on gender and development concerns of the Department;

2.         Ensure the operationalization of GAD programs in the respective bureaus;

3.         Monitor and evaluate the implementation of the PPGD of the agrarian reform sector;

4.         Liaise with NEDA and NCRFW on matters pertaining to R.A. No. 7192 and its implementing rules and regulations;

5.         Conduct resource mobilization and accessing to support the implementation of GAD programs;

6.         Collaborate and work closely, with existing employees organizations within the Department in advancing GAD issues and concerns.

B.     National GAD Technical Working Group

The National GAD Technical Working Group shall be composed of permanent representative (not lower than a SARPO) coming from the various units of the Department represented in the National GAD Focal Point Steering Committee. The Director of Planning Service, shall be the Chairperson of the TWG. The Assistant Director of BARIE will serve as Vice Chair. The following are the functions of the TWG:

1.         Convene the TWG bi-monthly, to assess and plan GAD programs and projects;

2.         Prepare reports for NCRFW and for the top management of DAR;

3.         Develop and implement mechanisms which shall ensure the mainstreaming of GAD in CARP;

4.         Establish coordinative mechanisms with DAR employees towards the advancement of GAD issues and concerns.

C.     Regional GAD Focal Point

Chairperson               :       Regional Director

Vice Chairperson      :        As designated by the Chairperson

Members                    :       one representative from Operation, I & E,
                                            PDI, Administrative, Planning and Legal,
                                            Regional DARLA President

Secretariat                  :       one permanent representative each from
                                            Planning and I & E

D.     Provincial GAD Focal Point

Chairperson               :       Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer

Vice Chairperson      :        As designated by the Chairperson

Members                    :       one representative from BDC, Operation,
                                            PMEU and Legal, Provincial DARLA

Secretariat                  :       one permanent representative from PMEU

          The regional and provincial focal points shall serve as implementing mechanisms of the GAD programs and projects at their respective levels. It shall also ensure the operationalization of the agrarian reform sector of the PPGD.

          This General Memorandum Order takes effect immediately and revokes all orders inconsistent herewith.

          14 June 1999, Diliman, Quezon City





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Quezon City, Philippines
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