Thursday, December 5, 2013

Male, female forum participants learn value of team work vs. hazards

LEGAZPI CITY, Dec. 4 (PNA) -- Working together, men and women can identify hazards that threaten their lives, homes, livelihood and communities and address vulnerability conditions, other factors -- and together, they can build safer, adaptive and disaster-resilient communities.

This was what some 60 participants in the Gender and Development (GAD) Convergence Forum held at the Ninong's Hotel on East Washington Drive, Legazpi City, on Dec. 3, came to realize at the end of activity.

The forum has for its theme “Gender Mainstreaming in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management."

The GAD convergence forum was conducted by the Provincial Government of Albay under the auspices of the Provincial Council of Women and the Spanish government’s EspaƱola de Cooperacion Internacional para el Desarollo (AECID).

Dr. Cedric Daep, head of the Albay Provincial Safety and Emergency Monitoring Office, was among the resource speakers while the Office of Civil Defense 5 was a resource agency.

Participants in this women-centered activity were GAD in-charge persons and officials, employees of local government units of Tiwi and Polangui, representatives from government line agencies and civil society organizations, media practitioners, members and officers of the Albay Provincial Council of Women and some officials and employees of the Provincial Government under the stewardship of Gov. Joey S. Salceda. (PNA) CTB/FGS/EMC/CBD/UTB