Gender and Development Center


The Gender and Development (GAD) Center was established pursuant to Republic Act 7192 (an Act Promoting the Integration of Women as Full and Equal Partners of Men in Development and Nation Building and for other Purposes) and the Memorandum Circular of the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) and the Dept. of Budget and Management (DBM) to implement the Philippine Plan for Gender Responsive Development 1995-2025; and to institutionalize the Institute’s commitment to mainstream gender and development in its policies and programs.


To serve as the support structure for the efficient and effective mainstreaming of gender plans, programs, and activities into the areas of instruction, research, extension, and production in the Institute and the local community for the advancement of RA 7192.


  • To make gender equality intrinsic in all programs and policies of the Institute;
  • To develop and implement plans, programs, and activities (PPAs) that will advance the GAD perspective among the Institute constituents; To promote GAD sensitivity and awareness within MSU-IIT through training workshops and seminars
  • To promote interventions and affirmative actions/programs for women constituents; and
  • To integrate the delivery of GAD-related projects and activities in the delivery of extension services in the community.

Key Services

  • Gender Sensitivity Seminars-Trainings;
  • Information, Education, & Communication (IEC) Services;
  • Integration of GAD into the Curriculum/Academic Subjects;
  • Conduct of Research Studies and Extension Projects and activities addressing gender issues;
  • Establishment of a Genderized Database;
  • Holistic health and wellness activities in the Institute; and
  • Community development extension services.

Program Director, Gender and Development Center

Contact Us

Gender and Development Center
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension
MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology
Andres Bonifacio Ave., Tibanga, Iligan City, 9200 Philippines

Telephone Numbers:
(063) 223-2343 or
(063) 221-4071 local 4113

Email Address:
[email protected]

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