The Committee has the following functions based on NEDA-PCW JMC No. 2016-01:

  • Initiate, coordinate and monitor gender mainstreaming initiatives at the sectoral and regional level;
  • Lead in ensuring the integration of gender perspective in regional development plans, investment programs and policies through the conduct of consultations with stakeholders;
  • Promote the participation of women, women’s groups and other sectoral groups in the preparation, implementation and monitoring of regional and local development plans, programs and projects;
  • Create sub-committees or technical working groups (TWGs) that will review and handle concerns on women’s economic empowerment, social development rights: gender in security. justice and peace, gender in environment and climate change, and gender-responsive governance, among other areas, as necessary. The subcommittees or TWGs shall endorse matters pertaining to their sectoral concern to the RGADC and/or the RDC;
  • Recommend policies or actions that may be adopted by the RDC to facilitate gender mainstreaming and promote women’s empowerment and gender equality in the region;
  • Coordinate and lead the preparation and submission of the GAD plan and budget (GPS) and GAD accomplishment report (GAD AR) of the RDC;
  • Facilitate and coordinate with national government agencies particularly the PCW, the academe and other training institutions for the conduct of region-wide capacity development programs on GAD;
  • Promote and coordinate the generation and use of sex- disaggregated data and gender statistics to come up with gender responsive evidence-based regional local development plans and programs;
  • Assist in the monitoring and collection of data on GAD indicators at the regional level;
  • Provide venues for discussing regional gender issues and concerns, as well as for recognizing and sharing good practices and experiences on gender mainstreaming;
  • Strengthen institutional linkages with regional GAD mechanisms (eg. Regional Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Trafficking- Violence Against Women and Their Children (RIACAT-VAWC) and Regional GAD Centers), GAD Focal Point Systems of regional line agencies. GAD offices of LGUs, donor agencies and civil society. among others, in pursuing GAD efforts at the regional and local levels;
  • Coordinate with and assist national oversight agencies, particularly the PCW, NEDA and DILG, in localizing the implementation of national laws, policies and programs on GAD; and
  • Prepare and submit reports on the status of implementation of the MCW and other GAD initiatives in the region following the guidelines set by the PCW and other government oversight agencies.

Officials and members


Chairperson: Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
Vice-Chairperson: Department of Budget and Management (DBM)
Secretariat: National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)


Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)
Commission on Higher Education (CHED)
Commission on Human Rights (CHR)
Department of Agriculture (DA)
Department of Education (DepEd)
Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
Office of Civil Defense (OCD)
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)
Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC)
Philippine Information Agency (PIA)
Philippine National Police (PNP)
Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM)
Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
Batanes State College (BSC)
Cagayan State University (CSU)
Isabela State University (ISU)
Nueva Vizcaya State University (NVSU)
Quirino State University (QSU)
City Government of Tuguegarao
City Government of Cauayan
City Government of Ilagan
City Government of Santiago
Provincial Government of Batanes
Provincial Government of Cagayan
Provincial Government of Isabela
Provincial Government of Nueva Vizcaya
Provincial Government of Quirino